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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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James Jones, Mike Neal questionable for Sunday

Posted Oct 18, 2013

WR Jordy Nelson looking forward to matchup with Browns CB Joe Haden

WRs Jordy Nelson & James Jones

GREEN BAY—Receiver James Jones and outside linebacker Mike Neal both missed their third straight day of practice on Friday, and their health will need to improve considerably in order to play on Sunday.

Jones (knee) and Neal (shoulder) are officially listed as questionable on the injury report, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy did not sound optimistic. He said after practice that if the game were Friday, neither would be able to go. He put cornerback and special-teamer Jarrett Bush (hamstring) in the same category.

“But we’ve got 50-plus hours before the game,” McCarthy said. “That’s where we are.

“Mentally, I trust them. They’ve been part of the game-planning. We’ll have a chance to take a look at them Sunday morning. We don’t have anything scheduled as far as a workout yet, but we’ll see how it goes.”

With Randall Cobb already out, if Jones can’t play – and even if he can on a limited basis – it’s expected receivers Jarrett Boykin and Myles White will play larger roles in the passing game, along with young tight ends Brandon Bostick and Jake Stoneburner.

White and Stoneburner, both undrafted rookies, would be making their pro debuts after being signed off the practice squad earlier this week.

“Myles really has done something each day that you feel good about,” McCarthy said of the practice week, adding that he monitors closely during the game how a new player reacts to his first live action. “We’re going to cut them loose and see what happens.”

Given the Packers’ receiver situation, it’s a virtual certainty the Browns will match their top cornerback, Joe Haden, on Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson.

Nelson expects to be shadowed and said he’s looking forward to “a good battle.” Based on his film study, he doesn’t anticipate an inordinate amount of double teams because the Browns “believe in Joe Haden, the type of DB that he is, and I can see why.”

With that in mind, it’s been business as usual for Nelson in preparations this week despite the thin ranks at his position.

“It’s going to be (about) your one-on-one-matchup,” Nelson said. “When you’re out there playing, you’re going to be worried about the DB, not where’s James and Randall?”

The outside linebackers won’t have Clay Matthews or Nick Perry to turn to, either, and if Neal is also sidelined, that’ll mean two rookies in Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer getting the start, with no depth to speak of. The only other healthy player with experience at outside linebacker is Jamari Lattimore, but he’s starting on the inside for Brad Jones.

Mulumba played roughly three dozen snaps last week after Perry got hurt, but Palmer has seen only a few plays from scrimmage. It’ll be a baptism by fire at a linchpin position in Dom Capers’ 3-4 scheme.

“Yeah, I’m going to be nervous. Everybody in their right mind would be nervous,” Palmer said. “But all those nerves have to go out the window when you step in between those lines.”

Palmer added the motto “keep calm and carry on” has been the message from the entire coaching staff for what promises to be a challenging game under the circumstances.

McCarthy introduced that mantra on Wednesday and he’ll take it with him into the game, regardless of the 11th-hour injury decisions.

“We’ve been planning all week,” McCarthy said. “When you get in these types of situations, you plan for every scenario. We’ll be ready to go Sunday, I can promise you that.”

Additional coverage - Oct. 18

 
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