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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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Johnny Jolly, Sam Shields join teammates

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Training camp nears as Packers open three-day minicamp

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields

CB Sam Shields smiles during his first practice back with the team on Tuesday - VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

GREEN BAY—They’re all here now. Training camp must be just around the corner.

Defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was back in a Packers helmet for the first time in three years and cornerback Sam Shields signed his restricted free agent tender and rejoined his teammates in practice at Tuesday’s minicamp.

“Great to have him back,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of Jolly, who finally was cleared through the process of reinstatement from substance-abuse problems that put a promising career on hold for three seasons.

Jolly practiced on a limited basis, “just to be smart,” McCarthy said. He wore a green No. 97 jersey and gave a young and rebuilding defensive line another body to add to the mix.

“The biggest thing for Johnny Jolly is just to be one of the 90. Our locker room is ready to embrace him and make sure he has the support he needs. He’s a football player competing for a job, at the end of the day,” McCarthy said.  “This is more a question of life and second chances. I just want Johnny to get back into the routine.”

Can he make it back this season from three years out of football?

“We’re going to find out. If an individual can do it, Johnny is that man,” McCarthy said.

Shields was absent through the first two weeks of the Packers’ OTA practices, which are voluntary. This week’s three minicamp practices are mandatory for players to attend.

“It’s a very competitive position. This is the learning part of the year. We have time for the competition to sort everything out in training camp,” McCarthy said.

Meanwhile, the offensive line continued its makeover, highlighted by tackle Bryan Bulaga’s and guard Josh Sitton’s move from the right to the left side of the Packers line.

“It’s the footwork, but I have all the confidence in the world Josh and Bryan will get their footwork down,” McCarthy said of the challenge the two players are facing in making the move.

Don Barclay, who replaced an injured Bulaga at right tackle for the final six games of last season, is making a move to center and is running with the two’s behind Evan Dietrich-Smith.

“He’s adjusting to it. It’s a process with him,” Offensive Line Coach James Campen said of Barclay’s move from tackle to center. “He hasn’t done this in a while. He started six games last year. It’s going to give us a chance to create as many opportunities for guys who’ve shown ability.”

Wide Receiver Jarrett Boykin is another second-year player making a push for playing time. Wide Receivers Coach Edgar Bennett praised Boykin for his play this spring, a year after Boykin was cut by the Jaguars following their rookie camp.

“What’s up with that?” Bennett said. “I’ll say this. We’re fortunate to have him. He didn’t make hardly any mistakes at all. He had the ability to create separation. He can get open.”

Boykin did not practice Tuesday. He sustained a leg injury during last Tuesday's practice, which was open to the media.

Rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin continue to take reps in DuJuan Harris’ absence. Harris is nursing an undisclosed injury.

“We did scheme evaluation. We made tweaks where tweaks needed to be made, regardless of who’s running. It’ll play itself out. Preseason will be critical. It’s great to have the depth. Someone will step up and take control of the deal,” Running Backs Coach Alex Van Pelt said.

Van Pelt praised James Starks, despite Starks having dropped two attempted exchanges on Tuesday.

“This is a big year for James. He’s looked great in camp. We’ll get that cleaned up,” Van Pelt said.

“The runs have looked good,” Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said. “It’s just a matter of getting it in live action.”

Live action, of course, grows nearer every day.

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