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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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Herb Adderley, Dave Robinson return to Lambeau

Posted Nov 27, 2012

Green Bay Packers greats co-author book about 'Lombardi’s Left Side'


The RV is warmed up, the tires have been checked and the bags have been loaded, as two Packers legends return to Lambeau Field. It’s a 16-hour drive, but former cornerback Herb Adderley and linebacker Dave Robinson will be back in Green Bay this week and, as always, not taking the easiest route.

Adderley, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, and Robinson, a finalist for election to the class of 2013, have written a book, “Lombardi’s Left Side,” that not only documents their playing days under Coach Vince Lombardi but also shares what it was like for them to be NFL players in the 1960s. On Thursday, there will be a reception at Lambeau Field and a book-signing event for fans.

Adderley, however, doesn’t even entertain the notion of stepping on an airplane, even though they’re coming from the Philadelphia area. Robinson liked the idea of a lengthy road trip with his old friend. Adderley hasn’t been to Lambeau Field in a decade, while Robinson has been a frequent visitor over the years.

“When I was in the NFL, I hated every minute of flying, but I dealt with it,” Adderley said. “In my career, we flew two-propeller planes, then four-props, then jets, with the planes shaking. I love Green Bay and always look forward to coming. It refills my tank and brings back good memories.”

“Lombardi’s Left Side” has a different angle about the Packers’ glory years than those that have been written by some of their former teammates. Along with end Willie Davis, Robinson and Adderley anchored the left side of what is one of the most famed defenses in NFL history. The championship years have been documented by other publications, but not by two players who helped break the league’s color barrier, through the help of their head coach.

“Herb was the first African-American drafted in the first round by the Packers, and I was the second,” said Robinson. “Lombardi took that chance. Back then it was common not to pick black players until the third round. It was the turbulent sixties and we went through things even my son doesn’t understand. Explaining all of that is in the book.”

Adderley kept a diary of those years and credits Lombardi with changing the culture in the NFL. He has new details about the teams and landmark games he was a part of. He also details taking on Wilt Chamberlain in high school basketball games – which Adderley considers one of his greatest thrills – and growing up playing against childhood friend Bill Cosby.

“Bill was a good athlete,” Adderley said. “One time at the Los Angeles Coliseum we were playing the Rams and Bill wanted to get on the field. I went up to Lombardi during the game and he looked at me like I had a hole in my head. Then he took the pass off his pants and gave it to me for Cosby to get on the sideline.”

While Robinson is proud of his input, he finds Adderley’s contributions fascinating. The two were teammates from ’63-’69, both were voted to the NFL’s all-decade team, and they remain close friends, but Robinson said he still learned a lot during the process of creating the book. It was written with Royce Boyles, and Cosby wrote the foreword.

“Herb added so much that it makes the book special,” Robinson said. “I’m looking forward to the drive just because he hasn’t been to Lambeau Field for so long. They say the left hand washes the right, so we were an excellent team. It created a bond that has lasted forever.”

Tickets for Thursday’s event from 6-8 p.m. are available now at $75, and include admission for two, an autographed book, appetizers and two drink tickets. The event will also feature a Q&A session with the players. Tickets can be reserved by calling (920) 569-7512, or can be purchased at the Hall of Fame desk in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

If fans are unable to attend, the Pro Shop is offering a free book signing on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2:30-4 p.m. The two will only sign copies of the book at the Pro Shop signing.

 
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