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    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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    • 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.

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    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.


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McCarthys growing children's hospital event

Posted Jun 15, 2012


The third annual Mike and Jessica McCarthy Golf Tournament to benefit American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison exceeded its quarter-million-dollar goal last week, and the Packers head coach says he’s just getting started.

“I’m a football coach so I’m wired on improvement every single day,” McCarthy said. “So, $270,000 is above our goal of 250, but now there’s another goal, and we will attain that and next year we’ll be having this same conversation.

“It’s very gratifying, and it’s very rewarding to be a part of it. But I definitely want to raise more than $270,000 a year.”

If the passion for this cause in McCarthy’s words is evident, that’s because it’s genuine. He and his wife first visited the hospital three years ago and couldn’t have taken up the cause any faster.

Overly impressed with the University of Wisconsin facility and the stories they heard as they visited with patients and their families, the McCarthys helped establish a two-day event including a banquet, auction and golf tournament that has seen rapid growth.

Buoyed by an eye-opening list of auction items this year that included a round of golf with “Dancing With The Stars” champion Donald Driver and a road trip, with dinner and hotel included, to the upcoming Packers-Bears game in Chicago, this year’s event topped last year’s proceeds by $100,000.

In addition, the McCarthys were named honorary co-chairs, along with supermodel Cindy Crawford, of the hospital’s “Sick Kids Can’t Wait” campaign, a four-year, $32 million building project that will add a total of 26 beds in pediatric intensive care, another operating room and imaging capabilities all designed and equipped specifically for pediatric patients.

“There have been so many unique exchanges with the families, and every story is very consistent in the high praise they have for the administration, the doctors, the care and their experience at the hospital,” McCarthy said.

“To me, that really is the stamp of approval that you know you’re part of a very unique place. Obviously, it’s a time you hope none of us ever have to deal with, a child in a health situation, but this hospital continues to make an impact, not only for the child in need but also the way they treat the families.”

With a family of five kids, the McCarthys wanted to become closely involved with a charity endeavor that would be both family- and child-oriented, and they feel they couldn’t have found a better one.

“It’s an opportunity to help children. I think that says it right there,” McCarthy said. “But also, I feel a tremendous responsibility because of the position I hold here with the Green Bay Packers, to take advantage of those opportunities.

“I feel you have to give back to the community. The community is part of the development of any child. That was definitely the case in my upbringing in Pittsburgh, and I’m trying to make sure myself and my family are giving back, because we have been so blessed.”

To see a video of the McCarthys’ visit with patients last week and/or to make a donation to American Family Children’s Hospital in honor of the McCarthys, click here.
 
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