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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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  • 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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    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Louis Nix slimmer, sexier nose tackle; Caraun Reid an option

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Packers consider prospects for apparent need on defensive line


INDIANAPOLIS—The Packers will see a leaner Louis Nix from the one that lumbered through the 2013 college football season. Nix confirmed on Sunday that he is scheduled to interview with the Packers at the scouting combine.

“My stomach doesn’t stick out as much. That’s nice. I just feel sexier, man. I’m starting to like salads now,” Nix said in entertaining reporters at the scouting combine on Sunday.

The Notre Dame nose tackle would’ve likely been a high first-round draft pick last spring, but opted to remain in school. He gained weight, injured a knee, had surgery and, by and large, was a disappointment last fall.

It’s expected all of that will be overlooked should Nix prove in workouts on Monday that he’s fully recovered from meniscus surgery; he’s already proven he can control his weight.

“I heard people wanted me to get slimmer, so I slimmed down,” he said.

Nix lost 23 pounds and has his weight down to 331 on a 6-2 frame. That should raise his draft stock, which might be bad news for the Packers, who appear to have distinct need for a 3-4 nose tackle. Pick No. 21 could turn out to be a little too low to nab Nix.

Should that be the case, Princeton’s Caraun Reid could offer a less expensive option. Reid, 6-2, 301, came out of nowhere to make a strong impression at the Senior Bowl.

“It was great. Going in, I had never played against any of the guys. It was a great confidence builder for me as an athlete, coming from a smaller school and going against the higher level competition I didn’t face. It allowed me to improve throughout the week, and I definitely think I improved every day and got better,” Reid said.

Whereas Nix was a big-time recruit coming out of high school, Reid was an unknown.

“I’m from The Bronx. They don’t really recruit many people out of The Bronx. I was 6-2, around 250. I’m just grateful for the opportunity Princeton allowed me to have, and I made the most of it,” Reid said.

Reid won the looks-the-part award at the Senior Bowl weigh-ins; that’s when scouts began to take notice. He’ll have a chance to enhance his appearance in workouts here on Monday.

“I do believe I have great potential. One of the things, being at Princeton, I have to do a lot of studying. The studying takes a lot of my day. Being able to focus on football will be huge for me. I think my potential and my ability will skyrocket,” Reid said.

Is football important to him?

“It is very important. Faith, family and football,” he said.

Vince Lombardi said that, Reid was informed.

“Well, he’s a smart man,” Reid countered.

The teams that draft Nix and Reid won’t only be getting a nose tackle, they’ll be getting one with a sense of humor.

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