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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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.

     

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No exaggerating importance of this game for Packers

Posted Dec 6, 2012

Win over Lions could put Packers in position to clinch


GREEN BAY—This game’s meaning is easily understood and simply stated: A win on Sunday will put the Packers in position to clinch the NFC North title before they finish the season in Minnesota.

Three straight wins would do that. Beat the Lions, win in Chicago, beat the Titans at Lambeau Field and the Packers are the NFC North champs. It would be all about holding a one-game lead and the tiebreaker with one game to play in the season.

It can happen in other ways, too, but that’s the way to make it happen without getting help. If the Packers get a little help, they could even clinch the division crown in Chicago next week, but only if they beat the Lions this week.

That’s how important this game is. On the flip side, a loss could be devastating.

So, if you’re looking for some meaningful late-season football on a cold and snowy night in Green Bay, this one’s for you. Don’t look past the Lions. This one could turn out to be as important to the division title race as the game the Packers and Bears will play on Dec. 16. This one sets the table for the next one.

The Lions are an interesting study. Seven of their 12 games have been decided by four or fewer points. They’ve played three overtime games. They opened the season with a walk-off win and saw their flickering playoff hopes extinguished with consecutive walk-off losses the past two weeks.

They’ve got the league’s No. 2 offense and No. 1 passing game and, arguably, the game’s most feared pass receiver. On top of all of that, the Lions have a front four on defense that is begging for a nickname.

Why are they 4-8? Nobody seems to know, and that’s what’s scariest about Coach Jim Schwartz’ team.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Lions.

1. Start fast—It can break the spirit of a team out of playoff contention and having to fight through cold and snow.

2. Stop Calvin Johnson—The Lions’ receiving corps has been depleted by injury, and that should allow extra attention to be focused on Johnson.

3. Run the ball—You don’t want Ndamukong Suh and company teeing off on your quarterback.

4. Block Nick Fairley—He’s the one to fear on the Lions’ front four.

5. Take it up a notch—This is the stretch drive. These are the games that define a team’s season. It’s time for everyone to play their best football.

6. Convert short yardage—Having to throw on third-and-one isn’t what playoff-caliber teams do.

7. Win special teams—The Packers would appear to enjoy a huge advantage.

8. Make those kicks—If last week was indeed a breakthrough, it needs to continue.

9. Move the pocket—Make Fairley and Suh move to find Aaron Rodgers.

10. Play to the camera—This one will be played in prime time. Everyone will be watching, including the Bears.

Additional coverage - Dec. 6
 
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