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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Forum With Goodell Provides Unique Experience For Fans

Posted Jul 29, 2010

Packers shareholders in attendance at the annual meeting on Thursday were treated to a visit from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, one that included a “Fan Forum” in the afternoon during which Goodell answered questions from shareholders and special guests of the team in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Earlier in the day at the end of the shareholders’ meeting, Goodell participated in a question-and-answer session with Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy featuring questions submitted by shareholders. It was the first time that the league’s commissioner had attended the Packers’ annual meeting.

“I can’t tell you what a privilege it was to be here today,” Goodell said after the meeting. “As I said to the fans and the shareholders, being in Lambeau Field and looking up at the crowd and all of the green and gold and seeing all of those names up there was really a special treat. It was one of the highlights of being commissioner, I’ve got to tell you, so it was really great to be here.”

That excitement was mutual for the shareholders that were randomly selected on Thursday to be part of the hour-long “Fan Forum” during which fans were able to interact with Goodell directly. Shareholders composed more than half of the 120-person audience for a show that was scheduled to be aired for a national audience on NFL Network on Thursday night.

Shareholder Kelly Coyle of Plover, Wis., who said he has attended a few meetings in the past, was not originally picked to attend the forum. But he waited near the set with his brother-in-law and their friend in case some invitees didn’t show, and luck was on their side.

“To get the commissioner’s ear for an hour or hour and a half, it was great,” said Coyle. “A lot of times you just get the sound bites on TV, but here you got the full answer.

“It was absolutely my favorite part. Everything else becomes pretty standardized in terms of the procedural stuff at the meeting, and certainly this is something that made it really unique.”

Goodell was greeted with questions on a wide variety of topics, including the labor uncertainty the league is currently facing, safety issues for players, and benefits for retired players. Many of the fans’ questions focused on issues specifically related to the Packers, including the chances of Lambeau Field someday hosting a Super Bowl.

“There is no question in my mind that the game could be played here,” said Goodell. “It’s a great facility and it could happen, and frankly it would be great to celebrate the history and the tradition of the game. The issue is the Super Bowl has become so big that the infrastructure required to put on a game, I think it is over 25,000 rooms within 60 miles. The roads, the hotels, the restaurants, the infrastructure needs are tremendous and it would be a pretty good stress on a marketplace like this.

“The competitive side, I think we have sort of crossed that bridge in the sense that we are going to be playing in New York (in 2014). The weather could be bad, who knows, but I think football is designed to be played in the elements. That’s what the game is all about. You guys know that better than I do. This isn’t exactly Packer weather. I like it better when it is cold.”

For a small-market team like the Packers, maintaining competitive balance in the league’s next collective bargaining agreement is a chief concern for many fans, one that Goodell says will also be a priority for the league.

“We want every team to come into the season and have their fans know that they have a chance to win the Super Bowl, and I think we are in position to do that,” Goodell said. “I think our league has that kind of competitive balance, but we also love the fact that the Green Bay Packers can compete against a New York team.

“It’s not a coincidence when you see two Super Bowl teams, the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, two relatively small markets, competing in the Super Bowl. I think that is because of our system and the people before us who created that system. We annually look at that and we make sure that our revenue-sharing rules and all of our policies support that kind of competitive balance.”

Goodell alluded several times to the unique spot that the Packers organization holds in the NFL because it is publicly owned and because of Lambeau Field. That is not lost on other owners around the league.

“The Packers are so much a part of the history and the tradition of the NFL, and I think it is the unique stature and status of the Packers that creates that, frankly the fact that it is owned publicly,” Goodell said. “I think that is a terrific thing, and our other owners look at this as something that is special for the NFL. We are the one league that allows a publicly owned franchise, one of 32, to be so successful. They take great pride in that when they talk about it as business partners.

“I think what is great about this facility is that you have modernized it, you have made changes to it, you are looking at additional changes to it, but you haven’t lost the rich tradition and history. I think that is a tribute to all of you, to obviously the Packers leadership under Bob Harlan and now Mark Murphy, they are looking at how you continue to innovate and improve on what you are doing, and make it better. That is what we are all about in the NFL, how do you make it better for the fans, and this is a great example of that.”

While the majority of the questions Goodell took were more serious in nature, he did fulfill a more light-hearted request from a season-ticket holder from Green Bay who said he was not used to being in the Atrium for an event where it was so quiet. His question for Goodell? Could he lead the crowd in a chant of ‘Go Pack Go?’ The commissioner obliged.

“Here is the bad news, Paul.” Goodell joked. “You just got me fired from 31 other teams.”

After the televised portion of the forum wrapped up, Goodell stayed on stage for several more minutes to answer additional fan questions and sign autographs for those in attendance.

“I was very impressed with him as a commissioner and as a person,” said Cathy John of Oregon, Wis., who said she has been a shareholder since the mid-90s. “I thought he was fabulous. He was real cool under pressure. He took every question, didn’t shy away from the tough ones. I was just very impressed.”

 
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