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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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: Hands work pays off for Davon House

Posted Oct 20, 2013

Jordy Nelson comes out of Haden’s “shadow” to score TD

GREEN BAY—Packers cornerback Davon House started last week’s game with a bang. This week, he made noise all the way through.

House had an early fourth-down interception on Sunday and then added two late pass breakups around the goal line in the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Browns at Lambeau Field.

The strong effort came on the heels of some early pass deflections last week in Baltimore, but upon becoming too winded with special-teams duty in addition to his defensive snaps, House took a rest and then didn’t get his spot back because rookie Micah Hyde played so well.

This time, House paced himself and was at his best in coverage in the fourth quarter, when he broke up a deep ball on fourth-and-15 and then a third-and-goal throw to the end zone on Cleveland’s next possession. Both passes were intended for Josh Gordon, who finished with just two catches for 21 yards.

“I’m just trying to be aggressive down there, especially in the red zone,” House said. “They’re going to do a little pushing, I’m going to grab a little bit. Luckily they didn’t call it, and I just played the ball.”

House missed his chance at his first career interception last week, leaping and getting two hands on the ball but failing to haul it in. This time, he stepped in front of a weak throw from Browns QB Brandon Weeden intended for Davone Bess on fourth-and-1 in Green Bay territory in the first quarter and secured his first pick.

“That’s a guy who’s come a long way,” fellow CB Sam Shields said. “You have to have confidence in yourself and when it’s your turn to get in, you have to make those plays.”

House said he actually did more ball-catching drills in practice this past week because of that missed chance in Baltimore, and he’s glad he did.

“It paid off so I’m happy,” he said. “It’s something I decided to do on my own. I feel like I’m hurting the team when I’m not catching the ball, because I’m playing great defense. I just have to finish – finishing as in catching the ball. The opportunities don’t come often.”

Someone else’s turn: When WR Jordy Nelson scored on a 1-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, he let teammate and offensive lineman Josh Sitton do the “Lambeau Leap” for him, but he had to let Sitton do it alone.

“I told him to go,” Nelson said. “We knew the rule. We’ve talked about it before, that only one guy can jump and it can be anyone on offense. It doesn’t have to be the guy who scores. You can’t have multiple guys because then it’s a group celebration.”

Nelson said the two had actually discussed the switcheroo during the preseason last year, but when the opportunity arose, it was a longer touchdown play and, therefore, Sitton was much farther from the end zone.

“He wants it to be pretty close. He doesn’t want to do any extra running,” Nelson said. “I was shocked I remembered. I think he kind of forgot and he kept looking at me, and I was like, ‘Go, you’re up. I’m headed back to the sideline.’”

Nelson’s TD capped a workmanlike day against Browns star CB Joe Haden, who shadowed Nelson everywhere on the field. Nelson finished with five catches for 42 yards, the longest a 17-yarder on a post route in the third quarter.

It was difficult to say if either player got the better of the other when it was all said and done. Only six of Aaron Rodgers’ 36 pass attempts came Nelson’s way, but he made the most of them and did get in the end zone once.

“He’s a good player,” Nelson said of Haden. “It was fun to be out there. You kind of want those battles. You want to have that competition and see where you measure up against some of the best that are out there. I think it was a good game for both of us.”

Back on top: The Packers have won the NFC North the last two years and are now back in first place for the first time this season following Sunday’s results.

The Bears and Lions both lost close games to fall to 4-3, while the Packers – the only one of the three to have already had their bye week – improved to 4-2.

“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but this is where we expect to be, at the top of the division,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said. “We obviously play in a great division, but we believe and our goals are to stay on top of the division for as long as we possibly can.”

Green Bay owns a half-game lead as it travels to Minnesota for its first road division game of 2013.

Chicago has its bye next week, and Detroit is off the week after that.

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