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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • 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 rest for weary Finley

Posted Aug 26, 2012

There’s been little time lately for tight end Jermichael Finley to catch his breath.

Last Thursday, he flew back to Green Bay from Cincinnati and skipped that night’s game against the Bengals because his wife, Courtney, had given birth to their second son, London Dash.

Then on Sunday, Finley returned to the practice field after a few typically sleepless nights with the newborn to find out he was one of only two healthy tight ends.

Welcome back to work, dad.

“I can’t even talk right now, I’m exhausted,” Finley said after a two-hour-plus practice during which he and undrafted rookie Brandon Bostick took as many reps as their bodies could handle. Fellow tight ends D.J. Williams, Tom Crabtree, Ryan Taylor and DeMarco Cosby were all sidelined with injuries, leaving linebackers Vic So’oto and Jamari Lattimore to take some scout team snaps as tight ends.

“It was good work,” Finley said. “Me and A-Rod got some work done. I feel great.”

Head Coach Mike McCarthy would be glad to hear that. He called it “exactly” the type of practice Finley needed.

McCarthy’s star tight end hasn’t played in a preseason game yet, missing the first two due to a quad injury before last week’s emergency flight home. He has just one week of preseason left to get ready for the regular season, and his conditioning is paramount, particularly if the Packers are going to run as much up-tempo, no-huddle offense as they’ve practiced this summer.

That said, Finley sounded confident he can get what he needs out of these last two training camp practices and Thursday’s preseason finale against Kansas City to prepare himself for Week 1. He caught his share of passes on Sunday, but he also smacked his hands together in frustration when he dropped a slant pass he should have caught.

“Yeah, I’ve played football,” he said. “When I touch the grass, it’s a whole different game. I’ll be ready for sure.”

Second-year cornerback Davon House is holding out hope he can be ready for Week 1, as well. House injured his shoulder in the preseason opener but is hoping to be able to play with a harness and avoid surgery.

With a strong start to camp, House was in line for the starting cornerback spot opposite Tramon Williams in the base defense, but the shoulder injury has put his status, if not his season, in jeopardy.

“From what I was told, if it was to pop out again, then I’ll have to get surgery,” House said of his shoulder. “As long as it doesn’t pop out again, I’ll be good with the harness on.”

As part of his rehab, House said he’s been running and backpedaling with the harness and so far hasn’t experienced any trouble. He knows the truer test, though, will be running with receivers and trying to jam them at the line of scrimmage.

“I haven’t really covered (anyone) since the injury,” he said. “We’ll see if I’ll be able to cover with it.

“I’m going to have to be smarter, my feet are going to have to be a lot better, I’m going to have to be a lot quicker with my hands. It’s going to have to be quick jabs.”

With the final week of camp underway, seven-year veteran Jarrett Bush remains a starting corner in base, while rookie Jerron McMillian was the first safety to come onto the field in the sub packages.

McCarthy emphasized once again that nothing has been decided with those secondary spots, which have been in flux all throughout camp. The performances in the preseason finale Thursday will certainly play a factor.

McCarthy said he’s impressed with McMillian’s ability, for such a young safety, to make an impact close to the line of scrimmage, where everything comes at a defender much more quickly. For his part, McMillian doesn’t want that necessarily to become a calling card, which could limit his role.

“I’m getting better, it’s showing,” he said.

“There’s a lot that I still want to show. I don’t want everybody to feel, ‘He’s an in-the-box safety.’ I want to be multiple and help out any way I can.”

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