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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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Hamstrings make Morgan Burnett, Brad Jones questionable

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Forming of Packers’ 2013 identity starts now

S Morgan Burnett (42) & LB Brad Jones (59)

GREEN BAY—The hamstring injuries sustained by safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Brad Jones in Week 3 of the preseason might not be as healed as originally thought.

Burnett and Jones, who sat out the preseason finale last week but were not listed on the injury report all this week, were added on Friday and are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Burnett didn’t practice on Friday while Jones was limited in the final tune-up prior to the Packers’ trip to San Francisco.

“We’ll see how it goes. We’re being smart with those guys,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “You get to that point. It’s 48 hours and it’s important for everybody to get themselves ready to play the game.

“It’s something we’ve always stressed when you get off the field on Fridays, the opportunity now to physically get ready.  Hopefully it’s no more than that.”

If it is more than that, the question of whether the other starter at safety is M.D. Jennings or Jerron McMillian becomes moot. The two spent all training camp and the preseason battling for the starting job alongside Burnett.

Jennings said on Friday that no one was really declared the winner, probably because both will have roles in the defense’s various sub-packages, just like last year. Jennings and McMillian haven’t played alongside one another much in the regular season, though, and if Burnett can’t go, that would be an adjustment.

“It wouldn’t take that much time,” said Jennings, who expressed confidence that Burnett would be able to play. “We take reps beside each other at practice and we played together in the preseason. I think both of us would settle in and do pretty good on the back end.

“You have to be ready whenever. We play a lot of special teams, both myself and Jerron. It’s no panic mode, you just have to be ready.”

The same could be true for either Robert Francois or Jamari Lattimore, the top two backup inside linebackers, should Jones be unable to play. The nod would likely go to Francois, who started in Jones’ place last week in Kansas City.

Primarily a special teams player in his three seasons in Green Bay, Francois hasn’t seen significant action on defense since late in 2011, when he took over for an injured A.J. Hawk during the Thanksgiving game in Detroit and then started the next two contests.

Francois intercepted two passes in those three games, which confirmed that his home was at inside linebacker after working both the inside and outside spots previously.

“He’s a different linebacker today than when he arrived here,” McCarthy said. “The opportunity now to focus in on one position I think has really helped him.

“He’s always been a tough, hard-nosed football player and done a very good job on special teams. Utility player for us, smart, tough. Love having him on our team.”

The addition of Burnett and Jones to the injury report actually doubled the injury list for the Packers, who are relatively healthy.

Second-year cornerback Casey Hayward, who re-injured his hamstring in the same preseason game against Seattle in which Burnett and Jones got hurt, is out, while veteran cornerback Jarrett Bush (ankle) has been limited in practice but is probable for the game.

The Packers have dealt with a ton of injuries in two of the last three seasons and already lost tackle Bryan Bulaga and running back DuJuan Harris for this year. Should that be the worst of the news in 2013, it would be a welcome change. Time will tell.

“The way you go through a season, what happens to your team, how it grows, it forms a certain identity,” McCarthy said. “Really, your identity and your personality, in my opinion, is what’s formed in the first quarter of the season.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 6

 
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