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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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Jacke, 'KGB' share their Green Bay memories

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Newest Packers Hall of Famers will be inducted this summer


GREEN BAY—When the Packers returned to prominence in the mid-1990s, not many players remained from the regime change that brought Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren to Green Bay.

Chris Jacke was one of the few, but it didn’t take long for him to feel confident the Packers were going to win again.

“The moments that I heard Mike Holmgren speak for the first time and I heard Reggie White was coming to the team and heard him speak, I knew it was only a matter of time before this team and this organization … were going to be winners,” Jacke said on Tuesday, when it was announced he would be one of three inductees into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2013.

“It was just a matter of time to get through the Dallas Cowboys, to get through the San Francisco 49ers.”

Jacke was the hero against the 49ers in the 1996 regular season, which turned out to be his last in Green Bay. He hit a club record five field goals, including a 31-yarder with 12 seconds left in regulation and a game-winning 53-yarder in overtime, in a 23-20 Monday night victory at Lambeau Field that improved the Packers to 6-1 and put them on the path to the Super Bowl XXXI title.

 A member of the “Cardiac Pack” team of 1989 as a rookie sixth-round draft choice, Jacke went on to earn first-team All-Pro honors in 1993, when he made six of his 17 career field goals from 50-plus yards. Those still stand as single-season and career records for the Packers, and his 820 points rank third in franchise history.

But it was that magical ’96 season – featuring, as Jacke recalled, the leadership of White, the ability to overcome injuries and a “close-knit” team – that mattered most.

“It was a process,” Jacke said of the team’s steady climb to the top. “The guys they brought in from the GM to the coach to the players, that’s what they were teaching. It’s a process. Let’s go through the process and we’ll get the ring at the end.”

Fellow 2013 Packers Hall of Fame inductee Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila never got to experience that but came close as a member of two teams that reached the divisional round of the playoffs (2001, ’03) and one that played in the NFC Championship Game (2007).

A devout Christian, Gbaja-Biamila was thankful for any success that came his way, especially after being cut as a rookie fifth-round draft pick in 2000 and beginning his career on the practice squad.

“I worked hard just to get drafted, and I think I cried a little bit, I don’t know,” he said of getting cut. “I just remember thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’

“From where I started to where I am today, it’s truly a blessing. It’s more than I could ever imagine.”

The speedy and somewhat undersized pass rusher who became known as “KGB” went on to record 74 ½ sacks, most in Packers history since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. He recorded double-digit sacks four straight years (2001-04), also a club record.

Following his nine seasons with the Packers (2000-08), Gbaja-Biamila remained in Green Bay. His family now includes six sons, and he’s also helping take care of his father, who moved to Green Bay from Los Angeles a couple of years ago.

Gbaja-Biamila lost his mother tragically in 2002, finding out about her death via car accident on the same day Gbaja-Biamila and his wife had experienced the birth of their first child.

He played the following week in a prime-time home game, sacking Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper and forcing a fumble on Minnesota’s final drive that sealed a Packers victory, a game he called one of the more memorable of his career.

“This is a surreal moment for me actually to be standing here,” he said. “So many times people told me I was too small to accomplish anything, even playing in the NFL. To be part of an old franchise like the Green Bay Packers and to be part of the Hall of Fame is truly an honor.”

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