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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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Harbaugh, Kaepernick give hint of 49ers' mood

Posted Jan 8, 2013

San Francisco coach and QB guarded and focused for playoff game against the Packers

GREEN BAY—If Tuesday’s conference calls with Packers media are any indication, the mood of the San Francisco 49ers can be described as guarded and focused.

“The mood of the team is we have to go out and perform well and win. We’re going to have to play one of our best games to win,” 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick and his coach, Jim Harbaugh, chose their words carefully during separate phone interviews with reporters. Harbaugh didn’t buy into the notion that his 49ers were physically dominant in their 30-22 win at Lambeau Field in the season opener, and Kaepernick danced around the topic of not having postseason experience, by likening Saturday’s divisional-round playoff game to just “another football game to me.”

“I agree that we won the game,” Harbaugh said of the season opener, in which the 49ers rushed for 186 yards and dominated time of possession by six minutes.

“Dominated? No. I wouldn’t characterize it as that,” he added.

Most analysts are characterizing this Saturday night’s game as a classic clash of run vs. pass. The 49ers have the league’s No. 4 rushing game, but the No. 23 passing attack. The Packers have the league’s top-rated passer, Aaron Rodgers.

The 49ers’ passing attack has actually moved up the rankings since Kaepernick took over for Alex Smith. Kaepernick’s rating, 98.3, isn’t as high as Smith’s, 104.1, but Kaepernick has passed Smith in passing yards though he’s started fewer games.

Kaepernick’s real value is thought to be as a runner. He’s the 49ers’ second-leading rusher with 415 yards, a 6.6 yards-per-carry average that includes five rushing touchdowns. He’s thrown for 10 scores.

“He’s improved in all phases. Not dramatically because I think he was good to start with,” Harbaugh said of Kaepernick, who would cement his status as the 49ers’ quarterback of the future should he take the 49ers deep into this postseason. “Once he started, he was already good, but across the board he’s improved. Not dramatically but to some degree in every area.”

Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee but left there for California at the age of four. The Packers, however, remained his favorite team.

“They were the only team I watched. I remember growing up watching Brett Favre every Sunday. He was just a playmaker. He wasn’t afraid to take chances,” Kaepernick said.

Not afraid to take chances is a phrase that would seem to also describe Kaepernick’s style of play. He especially likes to take chances with his legs, which carried him for a 17-yard gain on the only play in which he participated in the season opener.

The irony of the Kaepernick-Rodgers matchup is that Rodgers grew up in northern California as a 49ers fan.

“There’s concern about a lot of things,” Harbaugh said when asked if he’s concerned that Kaepernick has never started a postseason game. “Our biggest challenge is the Green Bay Packers. That’s where the greatest share of the concern is.”

In a flash of personality, Harbaugh then recalled his days in youth football in Ohio and at the University of Michigan.

“Coaches used to say, ‘These guys are good but they’re not the Green Bay Packers, for God’s sake.' Now here we are playing the Green Bay Packers,” Harbaugh said with a laugh, and he then showered these Packers with praise.

“They’ve consistently been the best team in football over the last handful of years. They’re very well coached. I have the utmost respect for (Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers’) ability to coach and teach a high volume of scheme to his players. He has the ability to blow up plays in your backfield. Rarely are they out of position and it’s hard to predict what they’re going to play schematically. Offensively, special teams, like I said, this has been the best team in football over the last handful of years.”

Kaepernick kept his focus much tighter.

“They’re the next team we play. That’s the way the situation is,” he said.

Playoff games have a way of sharpening everybody’s focus.

Additional coverage - Jan. 8
 
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