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  • 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.

     
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    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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Latest FAN inductee was born during hard times

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Cedarburg, Wis., native becomes 16th Packers fan in Hall of Fame


GREEN BAY—She shares a birthday with Bart Starr, and now she shares a place in Packers history with the legendary quarterback, too.

Vivian Scherf-Laabs was named the 16th member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame on Wednesday in a brief ceremony in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.

Along with her twin brother, Vivian turned 80 last month on Jan. 9, just like Starr, whom she followed from the beginning of his playing career in the late 1950s. One of her favorite pieces of memorabilia is an autographed picture she has of Starr on which he wrote, “To a very special lady and devoted fan …”

“I started listening to games way back in the forties on the radio, and when television came we started watching,” Vivian said. “The games weren’t too good at that time, but we stuck with them.”

Vivian’s devotion was never higher than in January of 1968, when she braved a flight from a snowy and icy Milwaukee to get to Miami and watch the Packers defeat the Raiders in Super Bowl II in Vince Lombardi’s last game as Green Bay’s head coach.

A commemorative Super Bowl II T-shirt she picked up years later was her attire on Wednesday, when she was announced as this year’s honoree from 10 finalists following an online vote last month. More than 20,000 votes were cast.

A native of Cedarburg, Wis., near Milwaukee, Vivian was nominated for the FAN Hall of Fame by her twin brother, Stewart, who was also in attendance for the announcement.

A former high school quarterback, Stewart played plenty of sports growing up with his “tomboy” sister who didn’t have the athletic opportunities young girls have today.

“I got him into the Cedarburg Hall of Fame, and he said I’m going to try to get you into the Packers Hall of Fame,” Vivian said.

“I thought I’d get even with her,” Stewart said. “Worked out all right.”

When the two watch Packers games together, they continue a ritual Vivian began with her late husband – tossing a small football back and forth after the Packers score.

“If I watch it alone, it sounds stupid, but I throw it up, and every time they score, I score,” she explained, after which Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy quickly interjected.

“Hey, if it works …”

In addition to the autographed picture of Starr, Vivian has a large collection of Packers memorabilia and enjoys telling the story of when she got to try on Ray Nitschke’s Super Bowl ring.

“I could fit two fingers in it,” she said.

For being chosen this year’s FAN Hall of Fame honoree, Vivian receives a prize package that includes four club seats to a 2014 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a 2014 Packers away game, including tickets, airfare and hotel.

“Establishing this FAN Hall of Fame was really a key component for us to recognize the unique spirit our fans have,” Murphy said. “We’re the only team in the league with a fan Hall of Fame, and it’s something we’re very, very proud of. It’s a program that captures that spirit.”


 
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