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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Franklin pick confirms commitment to the run

Posted Apr 27, 2013

Packers increase competition among running backs

Jonathan Franklin of UCLA joins the Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY—With the selection of Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round, the Packers sent a message to the rest of the NFL: They have committed to the run.

The first half of that message was sent in the second round on Friday, when the Packers picked Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, a big, pounding runner. On Saturday, the Packers completed the message by trading back into the bottom of the fourth round and grabbing Franklin, an elusive, one-cut back who shares a distinction with Lacy: They each rushed for more than six yards a carry last fall.

All of a sudden, a team that lived on the pass has added a second dimension to its offense. All of a sudden, the Packers have a running game that can be expected to pound out the third-and-ones and force defenses to respect plays that don’t include an Aaron Rodgers pass.

View photos of the Packers' fourth round draft picks

“You always want to run the ball. We had to improve the running game,” Packers Running Backs Coach Alex Van Pelt said on Saturday.

Franklin, 5-10, 201, rushed for 1,734 yards and 13 touchdowns for UCLA last season. His draft stock rose late in the season, especially following a star performance in the Pac-12 title game, when he ran for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that with an impressive display at the Senior Bowl, where he played bigger than his body and showed a particular fondness for pass protection.

“Two different style guys. Franklin is more of an elusive, make-you-miss style of guy,” Van Pelt said.

Lacy and Franklin join a backfield that hasn’t produced a thousand-yard rusher since 2009. Combined, Lacy and Franklin rushed for 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as college seniors.

“I personally thought (Lacy) was the top back in the draft,” Van Pelt said. “It’s obviously going to increase competition. It made that room better.”

The Packers have been in the bottom half of the league rush rankings for the past three seasons. Lacy, Franklin and a new commitment to the run can be expected to change the trend and force opponents to look at the Packers differently.

“It’s what you shoot for, balance. If we can get that balance, it’s obviously a key to success,” Van Pelt said.

“Eddie Lacy is a great running back and now we’re a team. I’m so excited to be up there with Datone (Jones),” Franklin said, referring to his UCLA teammate, the Packers’ first-round pick.

Franklin was thought to be a second/third-round prospect, but wasn’t disappointed that he lasted into the fourth round.

“I’m just blessed to be drafted. I’m happy that I did get picked and I’m happy to be part of a great organization,” he said.

 
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