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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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Josh Sitton hopes to be able to play on Sunday

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Lambeau Field's “Wall of Sound” makes regular-season debut

GREEN BAY—Josh Sitton is glad he doesn’t have a four-hour flight to take before Sunday’s game this week.

“Yeah, you gotta love these home noon games,” said Sitton, the Packers’ starting left guard whose lower back began to bother him on the Packers’ West Coast flight to San Francisco last Saturday.

He made it through the 49ers game – albeit with three frustrating penalties in the second quarter, not all of which he and his coaches agreed with – but his back kept him out of practice until Thursday this week.

Sitton did practice on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, and the lack of travel bodes well for his chances to play, though he’s listed on the injury report as questionable for Sunday vs. Washington.

“I thought Josh looked good today,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following Friday’s practice. “Hopefully, he comes in here tomorrow and has progressed the way he has the last couple of days.”

A durable player who has missed only two games since becoming a starter in 2009, Sitton wasn’t going to guarantee he’d play, even as good as he felt after taking his Friday practice reps. The back has been somewhat unpredictable.

“It hurts a pretty good bit of the time. Sometimes it locks up and spasms,” he said. “It comes and goes, but it feels a lot better than it did a few days ago.

“If I feel like I can play, I’ll play.”

If he can’t, McCarthy said earlier this week that Marshall Newhouse would be the next man in on the offensive line. Newhouse has played solely tackle the past two years, so most likely Newhouse would play right tackle with Don Barclay taking over for Sitton at left guard. Newhouse would be an option at guard, too.

Two other Packers – safety Morgan Burnett and cornerback/special teamer Jarrett Bush – are also questionable, both with hamstring injuries. Bush didn’t practice at all on Friday.

Burnett, who was limited in all three workouts this week, is in better shape than at this time last week, but if he can’t play for the second straight game, undrafted rookie Chris Banjo could be worked into the safety rotation along with M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian. McCarthy declared Banjo ready after he played mostly on special teams and saw only three snaps on defense in Week 1.

“I have to be able to do my job regardless. I have to be ready,” said Banjo, who among the defensive backs has had the least amount of time in the playbook, having been signed a few days after training camp started.

“Good week of progress, day by day just continuing to build on knowing the plays and starting to anticipate stuff. It’s getting there. Still not where I want it to be, but it’s getting there.”

Also on the injury report, tight end Jermichael Finley (toe) and outside linebacker Nick Perry (neck stinger) are both probable for the game, which will feature the regular-season debut of Lambeau Field’s new South End Zone.

The towering addition, nicknamed the “Wall of Sound,” includes 7,000 new outdoor seats, which are expected to increase the noise level in the stadium considerably. It was difficult to gauge the change in volume during the preseason, when the stadium was not filled to capacity, but several players said then they felt the stadium was louder.

“Anytime you get more Packers fans in the building, it always helps,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “There’s no doubt in my mind it will be a great environment for football.

“Anytime you get a crowd behind you, you always want to feed off the energy. That’s one of the (reasons) why we play well at home.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 13

 
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