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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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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Game notes: Eddie Lacy grinds his way over 100, closes out win

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Mason Crosby bounces back quickly; blocked punt a missed opportunity

BALTIMORE—Right guard T.J. Lang said it best about running back Eddie Lacy.

“He fits what we do perfectly,” was Lang’s comment.

In grinding out a 23-carry, 120-yard day, Lacy was once again the Packers’ workhorse in their 19-17 road victory over the Ravens on Sunday.

One week after coming one yard short of his first career 100-yard game, Lacy was well on his way just two snaps into this one. Breaking off runs of 10 and 37 yards to start the game, Lacy found the sledding a little tougher the rest of the way but still pounded out yards both outside and between the tackles against a Ravens defense known for standing tall up front.

“Whether we’re running the zone or our pattern schemes, trying to make some plays out on the edge, he can do both,” Lang said of Lacy. “He can make guys miss, he can also run right through them. He’s a huge boost to the way we play up front, physical-wise.”

The Ravens’ respect for Lacy also produced the Packers’ biggest play of the game, when Aaron Rodgers rolled out to the right off a play-action fake to Lacy and found Jordy Nelson wide open behind the defense for a 64-yard TD.

“That was a big play for us,” Lacy said. “They bit on the play-fake. You pretty much expect it with those two.”

Lacy became the third different Packers running back to top 100 yards this season, and he was needed all the way until the end. With the offense trying to run out the clock, the Packers faced second-and-11 from the Baltimore 22-yard line with 1:38 left.

The Ravens still had one timeout left, so if the Packers hadn’t gotten the first down, they would have had to kick a field goal and leave time on the clock for one more Ravens drive.

But Lacy blasted up the middle for 9 yards to set up third-and-2, and then he bounced out to the left, picked up the first down and slid down in bounds to allow the Packers to kneel out the win.

“The offensive line did a great job today,” Lacy said. “It was a grind, both blocking and running the football. But we kept the same mindset and kept pushing and kept pushing.”

Quick redemption: Kicker Mason Crosby’s streak of 10 consecutive made field goals to start the season came to an end late when he pushed a 44-yard try wide right with 20 seconds left in the first half.

Crosby didn’t even have to think about the miss during halftime, though, as he got an immediate shot at redemption.

Deciding not to run out the clock, the Ravens were trying to push the ball down the field when on second down, QB Joe Flacco had the ball stripped from behind by linebacker Nick Perry. Defensive end Datone Jones scooped it up, rambled 20 yards and was tackled with two seconds left, just enough time for Crosby to nail a 31-yard field goal as the half expired.

“All that stuff I talk about moving on quickly and all that, this was definitely one I had to move on quick,” Crosby said. “You don’t usually get one right after. That was a good opportunity.

“I turned around, re-focused and went out there and hit a good ball.”

The kick put the Packers ahead 6-0 at halftime, and Crosby went on to add field goals of 50 and 31 yards in the second half for a 4-for-5 day. He’s now 13-for-14 on field goals this season.

“I felt like I finished well, and that was important,” he said.

In his face: Tight end and special-teams ace Ryan Taylor used his head on Sunday – to block a punt.

As Taylor charged up the middle of the Ravens’ punt-protection unit in the second quarter, punter Sam Koch’s punt drilled Taylor right in the face mask.

“We knew this guy had a block spot at about 9 yards. We had studied that, so we knew we had a better opportunity this week at blocking it,” said Taylor, who became the second Packers player in two years to block a punt, following Davon House’s block against Jacksonville last season.

“I just kind of came free, gave a little move to the guy blocking me, and I think I ended up blocking it with my face. If you’re that far, on top of him, you’ve really beat your guy bad.”

Unfortunately, the Packers didn’t get possession following the block. The ball caromed forward across the line of scrimmage, and despite players and coaches on the Packers sideline waving their arms to signal to everyone to get away from the ball, fullback John Kuhn tried to pick it up. He fumbled and the Ravens recovered, keeping Baltimore in possession of the ball.

It was a huge missed opportunity, and the Ravens would have turned the miscue into points had it not been for Green Bay’s defensive goal-line stand. But Taylor called the moment a “character-builder” and said the team just had to shake it off.

“We just moved on and kept playing,” he said. “It was a close game and it’s not something you can dwell on.”

Injury update: The Packers lost receivers Randall Cobb (knee) and James Jones (leg) to injuries during the game, prompting the first extended action for receiver Jarrett Boykin.

It appeared to take Boykin a while to get on the same page with Rodgers, but he eventually contributed a catch-and-run for 43 yards.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy is hoping neither of the receivers’ injuries is serious.

“My hope for Randall is good information tomorrow,” McCarthy said. “James Jones, I’m hoping for good info there, too.”

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