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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “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).

  • 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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Lambeau, Lombardi, Wolf tied by date they left

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Feb. 1 saw Packers titans announce their resignations


GREEN BAY—Whether it’s a strange twist of fate or a more-than-once-in-a-blue-moon coincidence, the architects of the three most successful periods in Packers history all essentially left the organization on the same date.

On Feb. 1, 1949, it was simultaneously announced in Green Bay and Chicago that Curly Lambeau had resigned as coach and general manager of the Packers to become head coach and vice president of the Chicago Cardinals. Lambeau mailed his letter of resignation to Packers President Emil Fischer the previous day and then left for Chicago with his third wife, Grace. He met with Ray Bennigsen, president of the Cardinals, the morning of the 1st and the announcement followed.

On Feb. 1, 1968, Vince Lombardi announced at a press conference held at what was then Oneida Golf and Riding Club that he was stepping down as coach of the Packers and turning over the reins to defensive assistant Phil Bengtson, although he would continue as general manager.

A year later to the day – actually it was Saturday night, Feb. 1 – the Washington Post broke the story that Lombardi would ask the Packers to release him from the remaining five years on his contract to become head coach, general manager and part owner of the Washington Redskins. As it turned out, Lombardi waited two days before asking for his release during a meeting with club officials and then had to wait another two days until the Packers board of directors granted it.

It was on Feb. 1, 2001, that Ron Wolf made the stunning announcement that he was retiring as general manager of the Packers at age 62. “You realize you’ve given an awful lot and you have no more to give,” Wolf said. He privately informed team president Bob Harlan six months earlier that he intended to retire. Officially, Wolf’s reign ended on June 1, 2001.

Under those three titans of the game, the Packers won 12 of their record 13 NFL championships, 396 games and compiled a .667 winning percentage.  In all, they led the franchise’s football operations for 48 years, including Lombardi’s one season as general manager but not counting Lambeau’s semipro seasons of 1919 and ’20.

 
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