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    “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.

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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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Maine safety addresses need for a tackler

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Fourth-round draft choice Jerron McMillian sounds as though he’s exactly what the Packers need: a good tackler.

“He was always around the football. He’s an excellent tackler and you guys know what our tackling looked like last year,” Packers safeties coach Darren Perry said moments after the Packers made McMillian, 5-11, 203, the team’s second of consecutive draft picks on Saturday.

McMillian became the fifth consecutive defensive player the Packers have selected in this draft. They are, of course, attempting to repair what was the league’s lowest-ranked defense in 2011.

“He has the qualities we look for in a safety. He can run. He’s very aggressive. He’ll throw his body around,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said of McMillian.

A three-year starter at Maine, McMillian impressed the Packers in interviews at the combine and in his visit to Green Bay prior to the draft. At the combine, McMillian ran in the 4.5’s and his 17 reps on the bench reinforced his reputation for being a rugged run-defender.

“He just had a very aggressive style when you watched him play. He went after the run,” Capers said.

McMillian was selected just three days after the Packers released veteran safety Nick Collins due to a neck injury Collins sustained early last season. McMillian would seem to offer a similar physical presence to the one the Packers lost when Collins was released.

“I was looking forward to learning from Nick. When I heard he was released, it was sad,” McMillian said. “I admired how he was always in the right place at the right time and secured tackles.”

In his conference call with reporters on Saturday, McMillian sounded surprised that he was selected as early in the draft as he was.

“I didn’t know they were going to pick me until I got that phone call,” he said. “Not too many teams came to my pro day. I checked my e-mails daily. Today, it just hit me. I’m in a good position.”

McMillian said he also made visits to the Giants and Jets; he’s a New Jersey native.

“One of the things that stood out is his versatility,” Perry said. “We’re not only looking for guys that can play deep safety, but can also play at the line of scrimmage.

“He has a very high football IQ. It’ll be a tremendous challenge for us to get him ready to play, but I think he’ll be up for it.”

Capers’ hope is that five straight defensive picks will do for the defense what an emphasis on offense in the previous two years has done for that side of the ball.

“Last year, we had five out of the first six were offense. We’ll be working overtime with each of these guys. We know how important these guys are going to be to our success on defense,” Capers said.

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