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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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If you like drama, this is your time of the year

Posted Nov 7, 2013

NFC North lead at the test in two places this Sunday


GREEN BAY—It’s a must-win game for the Packers to retain a share of the NFC North lead.

As we near Thanksgiving, the drama intensifies. The Packers have lost Aaron Rodgers. How long? We don’t know for sure and those who might know for sure aren’t saying. How’s that for drama?

In Chicago on Sunday, the Bears will host the Lions. The loser will fall out of first place. The winner, depending on what the Packers do against the Eagles, will either retain a share of the NFC North lead or own it outright. How’s that drama?

If you like drama, we have reached your time of the season, and this is the way it’s going to be from now until the end of the season. It’ll be one big game after another, climaxing with a possible winner-take-all match at Soldier Field on the final day of the season.

Now, that would be really dramatic.

History would suggest that at 5-3 the Packers need to win five of their remaining eight games to qualify for the playoffs. The Packers claimed the NFC North title last season with 11 wins, so make it six out of eight for the Packers to win the division again.

Can they do it with Seneca Wallace at quarterback? More importantly, how long will they have to do it with Wallace at quarterback? That’s the drama that’s currently defining the Packers’ season.

Mike McCarthy doesn’t like drama. I do.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Eagles.

1. Run the ball—That’s how you kill play count. That’s how you stay out of a shootout. Dominate time of possession and decrease the Eagles’ time with the ball and the number of plays they can run.

2. Throw the ball—With all due respect to No. 1, the Eagles have the worst pass defense in the league.

3. Get your best defense on the field—Because the Eagles are going to go no-huddle and whatever you have out there is going to have to stay out there.

4. Stop LeSean McCoy—He might be the most underrated player in the league. He’s leading the league in rushing and he’s the Eagles’ second leading receiver. McCoy is the Eagles’ true star.

5. Double DeSean Jackson—He’s the Eagles’ big-play guy. Jackson is averaging 16.5 per catch and he’s scored six touchdowns.

6. Play above the X’s and O’s—The Eagles are a scheme team. The Packers will be playing with a reduced playbook. Win with execution.

7. Convert third downs—It’s a must-do for winning time of possession.

8. Play to the crowd—The most loyal and supportive fans in the NFL are going to have your back. Make sure you have theirs.

9. Protect the quarterback—Seneca Wallace is a veteran. He knows what to do with a clean pocket.

10. Weather the storm—Aaron Rodgers will take back the helm in a few weeks. Make sure the ship remains afloat until then.

Additional coverage - Nov. 7

 
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