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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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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Lots of positives for Packers, other than for three plays

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Green Bay coordinators give their review of the Packers' win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Don Barclay

GREEN BAY—Dom Capers spoke of his unit’s positives, including six three-and-out series, two momentum-changing interceptions by safety Morgan Burnett, and having caused quarterback Christian Ponder to suffer a 41.9 passer rating. Spoiling the glow of all of that were three long runs by Adrian Peterson.

“If you take those three plays out, I like the way we played,” the Packers defensive coordinator said, referring to runs of 82, 48 and 23 yards by Peterson, who totaled 210 yards rushing and a 10-yards-per-carry average in the Vikings’ 23-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Taking those three plays out of the game would’ve reduced the Vikings’ yards gained to 206, but it’s the missed tackles that allowed those three big gains by Peterson that is of greatest concern. This is not the time of the season for missed tackles, especially with a rematch with Peterson set for the final day of the season.

“There were an awful lot of positives. We just have to get the tackling cleaned up,” Capers said.

On only the third Monday of the season that the Packers have enjoyed a share of the NFC North lead, the Packers’ three coordinators spoke mainly of positive performances by their units.

“I think it was a positive result for all of the work he’s put into getting himself right,” Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum said of kicker Mason Crosby, for whom it’s hoped a personal slump ended on Sunday when Crosby rewarded Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s faith and booted a 47-yard field goal in the third quarter that cut the Vikings’ lead to a point and seemed to give the Packers and the crowd an emotional lift.

“We need him to make field goals. That 47-yard field goal was very important,” Slocum said.

Other than for Crosby’s slump, which included a short kick that hit the left upright and cleared the crossbar early in yesterday’s win, and a miss from 53 yards on the final play of the first half, Slocum’s units have been consistently strong performers this season. He’s looking for a return to its big-play ways of early in the season.

“We need to get back to making some impact plays,” he said.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements got an 18-play, 11-minute field goal drive out of his unit late in yesterday’s game, and Clements had several positives he could cite, including 435 total net yards, 152 yards rushing, 22 first downs, nine of 16 in third-down conversions and a whopping 17-minute time of possession advantage, but Clements also spoke of wanting more scoring.

“We haven’t done as well in the red zone. We’d like to finish it off and get more points,” Clements said.

One of the big positives in yesterday’s win was the play of rookie offensive tackle Don Barclay (pictured), who replaced T.J. Lang in the second quarter after Lang sustained an ankle injury.

“He did a good job. It wasn’t perfect but he’s a battler. We structured things to help him at times. He blocked very well in the run. Mike (McCarthy) called the game he would normally call,” Clements said of Barclay.

It’s also a positive that Greg Jennings made a triumphant return from surgery and played 51 plays, the result of filling in for Jordy Nelson after he left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.

“He played probably twice as much as we wanted him to. We’re happy for the way he played,” Clements said of Jennings.

The Packers offense is 16th in the league overall, 20th in rushing and 11th in passing. The defense is 15th, 16th against the run and 17th against the pass.

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