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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: Ryan Grant steps in, carries the load

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Kicker Mason Crosby makes two, receivers reach milestones

GREEN BAY—Throughout his career with the Packers, running back Ryan Grant was known as a late-season finisher.

He looked like that again on Sunday.

With Alex Green missing the game due to a concussion, Grant carried the bulk of the load in the ground game and posted 20 rushes for 80 yards and two TDs in a 55-7 pounding of the Titans at Lambeau Field.

“You can definitely build off this,” Grant said. “This is exciting.”

Grant was talking about the team in general, but he could just as well have been talking about himself. In just his third game back since re-signing with the Packers on Dec. 5, Grant showed a combination of power, patience and vision when needed as he got the most carries he's had in a game in three years. He also was solid in blitz pick-up, added a 34-yard reception on a screen pass, and had no issues with ball security after fumbling a week ago in Chicago.

An intriguing question is whether he showed enough to the coaching staff to take on more responsibility in the playoffs.

“I don’t really get into that,” said Grant, whose two TDs came on runs of seven and nine yards in the fourth quarter. “I’m very prideful about the way I perform, and I’m hard on myself. I’m my biggest critic.

“I need to see whether I showed myself anything first. I’m going to look. I’m sure there are a couple runs I wanted to do this or that. But it felt good to just be able to contribute on that level.”

DuJuan Harris added eight carries for 29 yards on the ground, including a seven-yard TD in the third quarter. It appears he’ll remain a change-of-pace back as the Packers move forward, and his quickness combined with Grant’s power looked like an awfully good combination on Sunday.

“We’re just executing,” Harris said. “We’re getting it done.”

Two-for-two: Kicker Mason Crosby finally broke an ugly streak. He had missed at least one field goal attempt in nine consecutive games in which he had tried one, until going two-for-two on Sunday with makes from 26 and 48 yards.

The 48-yarder was a little dicey, but it deflected in off the right upright. Crosby’s kick from the right hash mark was dead straight and was going directly at the upright the whole way. He gave an emphatic fist pump when it went through.

“For me, we’re going to keep battling,” said Crosby, who is now 19-of-31 on field goals this season. “I’ve put a lot into it. I’ve put a lot of work, a lot of detail into my preparation, and my teammates see that. I want to go out there and be accountable and hold myself to a high standard so I execute for my team.”

Good report: The biggest thing the players were concerned about in the locker room afterward was the health of receiver Randall Cobb, who injured his ankle on a punt return midway through the third quarter and left the game.

Receiver Greg Jennings said he was told Cobb was moving around pretty well.

“When they told me he was running, that made me feel a lot better,” Jennings said. “Anytime you see a guy go down, when it’s your teammate and someone you work with every day, your concern level increases. But hopefully he’s OK.”

With 62 yards receiving and 39 yards on punt returns, Cobb surpassed Ahman Green’s single-season franchise record for total net yards. Green had 2,250 in 2003. Cobb now has 2,342 combined yards this season (receiving, rushing, kickoff and punt returns).

More milestones: Receiver James Jones not only added to his league-leading TD reception total with his 13th on Sunday, he also posted his first 100-yard game of the season.

Jones finished with seven catches for precisely 100 yards, going over 700 yards on the season for the first time in his career. Jones’ last 100-yard game came in Week 5 at Atlanta last year.

Meanwhile, Jennings scored his first TD since Week 4 vs. New Orleans. That moved Jennings into sole possession of fifth place on the franchise’s all-time list with 51 TD receptions. He had been tied with Max McGee at 50.

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