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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: Special teams made big plays

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Loss to Bears spoils big night for Eddie Lacy, running game


GREEN BAY—Had the Packers been able to pull out a victory in Aaron Rodgers’ absence on Monday night, a lion’s share of the credit would have gone to the special teams.

Linebacker Jamari Lattimore blocked a punt and recovered a surprise onside kick, leading to 10 Green Bay points. The punt team pinned the Bears on their own 1-yard line once and at their 10 and 11 on two other occasions. The kickoff team tackled Devin Hester inside the 20 twice.

The Packers couldn’t have asked for a more impactful night from their units in the 27-20 loss.

“Big impact, especially with all the adversity we had to battle through with injuries,” said rookie safety Chris Banjo, who recovered Lattimore’s blocked punt in the first quarter to set up a 32-yard TD run by James Starks on the very next snap.

“Having that X-factor part of the game to create field position was real big. It’s something we can grow on and improve on.”

The surprise onside kick in the third quarter was a daring move, but it paid off by resulting in a go-ahead field goal. The Packers had just scored a touchdown to tie the game at 17 when the coaches called for kicker Mason Crosby to attempt his patented high-bouncer to the right side. Micah Hyde had the first shot at it for the Packers, and Lattimore came out from the pile with the ball.

“When he called that play, it’s like ‘Who’s going to get it?’” Banjo said. “You don’t get nervous. It’s about making plays in this league.”

The only hiccup on the night for the special teams was allowing Hester to return a punt 23 yards late in the third quarter. The return put the Bears across midfield at the 47, and they drove for their only second-half TD.

No style points: For the fourth time this year, the Packers topped 180 yards rushing in a game, piling up a season-high 199. Eddie Lacy led the way with 22 carries for 150 yards, with Starks adding six carries for 40 yards, including his 32-yard TD.

That running game could be needed more than ever, depending on the status of Rodgers and his injured shoulder, but the numbers didn’t mean anything to those involved immediately after the game.

“I don’t care if we rushed for 1,000 yards if we’re not winning at the end of the game,” left tackle David Bakhtiari said. “I don’t care if we rush for two yards. We need to win the game.”

Lacy’s most impressive run came on the Packers’ first play from scrimmage in the second half. He blasted through a hole on the right side and was off to the races, going 56 yards before getting dragged down at the one.

“It was perfectly blocked,” said Lacy, whose 150 yards were the most by a Packers RB in one game since Ryan Grant in 2007. “I just had to make one guy miss and run as fast as I can, pretty much.”

The offensive line was dealing with its own injury, as right guard T.J. Lang did not play in the second half due to a concussion. Right tackle Don Barclay slid over to right guard, with Marshall Newhouse coming in to play right tackle.

The running game didn’t suffer, but breakdowns in pass protection led to backup QB Seneca Wallace getting sacked four times in 23 drop backs, including on back-to-back snaps on the Packers’ last ditch drive in the final minute of the game.

“We just have to keep grinding,” left guard Josh Sitton said. “We’ve been in these positions before. We just have to keep playing. No excuses.”

More on injuries: In addition to the injuries to Rodgers (shoulder) and Lang (concussion), the Packers also reported injuries to outside linebacker Andy Mulumba (ankle) and inside linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring).

Mulumba’s injury leaves the Packers with only two healthy outside linebackers at the moment in Mike Neal and rookie Nate Palmer. Clay Matthews and Nick Perry both remain sidelined.

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