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  • 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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New faces help Packers run to win

Posted Dec 9, 2012

DuJuan Harris, Ryan Grant join Alex Green as Packers pound out decisive TD

GREEN BAY—No Cedric Benson. No James Starks. No problem for the running game, apparently.

The Packers turned to the ground with the game on the line Sunday night, running the ball seven straight times for all 59 yards of the go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of their 27-20 victory over the Lions at Lambeau Field.

“This was a good front seven to do that (against),” center Jeff Saturday said. “That’s a tough group. To have that kind of night when it matters, it was a good night.”

Reaching as deep as they ever have into their stable of backs, the Packers handed off to three different ball-carriers on the decisive drive – Alex Green, Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris. The latter two just joined the active roster this month, and here they were contributing to a big NFC North win.

“That was a great drive,” said Harris, who finished off the ground assault with a 14-yard TD run up the middle to break a 17-all tie with 10:45 left. “They called everyone’s number and got positive yards.”

Green got it started with four carries for 27 yards, the third one a 10-yard burst on a draw play to convert third-and-2. After his fourth straight run, a 9-yarder, Green tapped himself out and in came Grant for his first action as a Packer since last season.

Signed this past Wednesday due to Starks’ knee injury, Grant got a nice cheer from the crowd and promptly sliced off left tackle for 13 yards. Grant said he didn’t hear the crowd when he jogged into the huddle because he was so focused on the next play, but veteran receiver Donald Driver told him about it on the sideline afterward.

“It was good to be a part of things and contribute,” Grant said. “I guess my average is pretty good right now.”

That’s because Grant immediately gave way to Harris, who blasted ahead for five yards before he got a great block from pulling guard Evan Dietrich-Smith that cleared a huge lane for his 14-yard score, Harris' first career TD.

A second-year back who appeared in five games for Jacksonville last season and then was signed to the Packers’ practice squad six weeks ago, Harris moved up to the active roster just eight days ago. He actually started Sunday night’s game and showed a great burst on a pitch around right end on the Packers’ first snap, gaining 11 yards.

Listed at 5-8 and 203 pounds, the quick-footed Harris certainly packs a punch when he runs. He finished with seven carries for 31 yards to complement Green’s 13 rushes for 69 (a career high). Add quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ 27-yard TD run on a scramble plus Grant’s 13-yarder on his lone carry, and the Packers piled up 140 rushing yards in all. That’s just shy of last week’s total of 152, 66 of which came from Starks, whose status is uncertain for the rest of 2012.

“We’ll see moving on to the future what the coaches want to do,” Green said. “We have three good running backs ready to run the ball and see if we can get this thing going.”

The Packers’ ability to stop the run helped turn the tide on the other side of the ball. The Lions had 24 carries for 117 yards in the first half, controlling the ball for more than 22 minutes through two quarters.

Detroit ran the ball just eight times for 18 yards in the second half, though, which changed down-and-distance situations in Green Bay’s favor. After picking up seven of their first eight third downs, the Lions converted only three of their next eight. The end result was just three Lions points in the second half until another field goal with just seven seconds left.

“Sometimes that happens – a team comes out on fire and they kind of did tonight, and I don’t think we matched their energy,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said. “But we eventually got it back.”

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett said the defense took a collective deep breath at halftime and didn’t panic. He insisted Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers didn’t make any major adjustments, but the defense simply “shored it up.”

“He made a couple different calls,” Pickett said of Capers, “but it was more like we got used to what they were doing, figured it out, and shut it down.”

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