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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 is Packers’ workhorse

Posted Nov 24, 2013

Packers rush for 196, but Peterson, Gerhart combine for 237

GREEN BAY—Packers running back Eddie Lacy was repeatedly punishing defenders with big hits and breaking tackles on sheer desire during Sunday’s tie against the Vikings.

The question is, after a bruising 25 carries for 110 yards plus six receptions for 48 more, can Lacy recover soon enough to do it again in four days in Detroit?

“My body feels good,” Lacy said after the game. “As long as I can keep moving, I’m going to keep moving. I don’t know too much about rookie walls.”

Sunday marked the seventh time in the last eight games Lacy carried the ball at least 22 times. He’s the workhorse, and when he’s bowling people over like he was on Sunday, the offense definitely feels the jolt.

“I think it lights a spark under Packer nation,” fullback John Kuhn said. “You hear the fans get riled up after something like that. If it jacks the fans up, you know our sideline is going to be happy.”

Lacy was stopped at the 2-yard line in overtime with a chance to win the game, but it was actually the previous play when he had a better chance to score. On first-and-goal from the 7, Lacy blasted into a defender just across the 5 and looked as though he might be able to keep churning his legs toward the goal line, but he got swarmed under at the 3.

“That’s what we ask of our running backs – when there’s not a big hole to hit, just put your head down and keep moving your legs, and we’ll come push you to get a couple yards,” guard Josh Sitton said. “He was fighting his (tail) off and battling in there. It was good to see.”

With James Starks adding 37 yards on three carries and the Packers quarterbacks getting 49 yards on scrambles, Green Bay rushed for 196 yards in the game.

Even tougher: Not to be outdone, the Vikings’ running game was even more effective. Backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart combined for 237 yards on 40 carries.

Peterson did the lion’s share of the work (32 for 146), but Gerhart’s fresh legs were tough for the Packers to slow down, as he averaged 11.4 yards on his eight carries.

“They were pounding the ball on us,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said. “I have a lot of respect for how they do it. They don’t try to trick you or get in crazy formations. They just line up and run the ball, and today they did it, right down our throats.”

Still in a cast: Playing in his third game back from a broken thumb, linebacker Clay Matthews had two of the Packers’ six sacks of Vikings QB Christian Ponder, his first two-sack game since last January’s NFC Wild Card playoff win over Minnesota.

“It’s coming along,” Matthews said. “Obviously playing in a cast (stinks). I said that the first time I put one on. I’m hoping to get through this week and maybe towards that December month we can start gradually getting out of that cast and into something like a brace. So we’ll see.

“It does present its problems out there. I can’t do things how I’d like to, but I think I still play at a level that creates problems for offenses.”

Minnesota’s pass rush didn’t pile up as many sacks, with only two, both of starting QB Scott Tolzien. But the Vikings pressured replacement Matt Flynn into several throwaways among his 15 incomplete passes.

“They played hard,” Sitton said of the Vikings defensive front. “We went in to Minnesota a few weeks ago and kind of handled them. They came back and fought hard. They were playing hard from the beginning, and the entire game. It was a good battle.”

Rough outing: In his second NFL start, Tolzien was pulled after the first series of the third quarter, having completed just seven of 17 passes for 98 yards. He did rush for a 6-yard TD.

Including the Philadelphia game two weeks ago when Tolzien came off the bench in place of Seneca Wallace, it was by far the least productive of Tolzien’s three appearances this season.

“I probably would have pulled myself, too,” Tolzien said. “I wasn’t playing well. It was the right thing to do. I’m disappointed in myself, but right now, it’s team first.

“I’m not going to sit here and make an excuse. I just didn’t play well. A lot of throws you wish you could have back.

Flynn sparked the offense much like Tolzien did two weeks ago, with two major differences – Flynn didn’t throw any interceptions in 36 pass attempts, and he was able to finish enough drives to lead the Packers to 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Tolzien had produced just 13 points in each of the last two games, and seven through two-plus quarters on Sunday.

“I thought Matt played great,” Tolzien said. “That’s not an easy thing to do, to step into the middle of a game like that with very minimal practice reps. He did an awesome job, got in a rhythm, got the offense in a rhythm and brought us back. My hat’s off.”

Injury update: The Packers reported two injuries after the game. RB Johnathan Franklin had a concussion, and DE C.J. Wilson left with a knee injury. Neither player returned to the game.

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