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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 south end zone 'speaks' for state of the Packers

Posted Jul 24, 2013

'Voice' of success drowns out lone disappointment


GREEN BAY—Surprise guest Dave Robinson stood and waved to the crowd. The towering edifice of new seats in Lambeau Field’s south end zone appeared to be smiling.

Old met new at Wednesday’s shareholders meeting. Not all of the Packers’ 364,122 shareholders were in attendance, but their hearts were when Mark Murphy introduced Robinson as soon to become the 22nd Packers player or coach inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will give the Packers the second-most busts in Canton, Ohio.

“We hope to pass the Bears soon,” Murphy said.

Murphy, the Packers’ president and CEO, was the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s shareholders meeting. He painted a bright picture of the franchise’s present and future. Robinson’s appearance, of course, was symbolic of the Packers’ glorious past.

At the south end of Lambeau Field, where Bart Starr cemented forever the franchise’s greatness, 7,000 new seats validated everything Murphy said. They glistened in the sunshine that bathed Lambeau Field. What a sight it was.

The new south end zone was the silent star of Wednesday’s shareholders meeting. Words really weren’t necessary. It said this is where the franchise is and this is where the franchise is going. Most of all, the new south end zone seats said the franchise has never been better.

“We’re going to use the revenue to continue to field a competitive team,” Murphy said.

There’s your dagger, as Wayne Larrivee would say. It’s all about winning games and championships, and the revenue and noise those new seats in the south end zone will generate will help the Packers win both.

“Seven thousand fans improving our homefield advantage,” Murphy said.

He also mentioned something about an eight percent increase in revenue. That’s important, too, because it goes right to the Packers’ mission statement: “Win championships and make sure the team stays in Green Bay,” Murphy said.

All of the franchise’s arrows were pointing up when its leaders addressed the proud shareholders that packed the east side of Lambeau Field, which now has a capacity of 80,750, third-largest in the NFL.

“We passed Dallas,” Murphy said, producing a big cheer.

Murphy and General Manager Ted Thompson each acknowledged disappointment for how last season ended, but no other discouraging words were delivered. Wednesday’s shareholders meeting was a true feel-good event, highlighted by the “new car” smell coming from the south end zone.

Clearly, you have to be doing something right to build something that big and that good. Clearly, you have to be doing something fantastic to be able to do both of those without using a penny of public tax money.

Thirty-eight-hundred people who had spent an average of 30 years on the Packers waiting list are smiling and so should every fan in Packer nation that measure his or her happiness according to the team’s success. Be happy. The team is successful and will likely remain that way.

All of those upwardly pointing arrows, symbolized by all those new seats in the south end zone, have allowed the Packers to update the franchise’s vision statement. Previously, it was to measure itself against all other NFL franchises.

“Now we measure ourselves against all professional sports. I think we measure up well,” Murphy said.

The new south end zone smiled its approval.

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