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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Old friends will meet in Cincinnati

Posted Sep 18, 2013

Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis will play for 2-1 on Sunday

GREEN BAY—They were two young coaches trying to carve out careers for themselves in their hometown. That was 22 years ago. This Sunday, Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis will meet in Paul Brown Stadium, and much has changed since their days together at Pitt.

“You knew he was going to be a very talented coach when we were all together at Pitt. He was an extremely hard worker, very smart. The career he has had at coaching, it doesn’t surprise me a bit,” Lewis recalled of those formative years.

“I remember being so impressed with him as a football coach. His record speaks for itself,” McCarthy said of Lewis.

Since then, McCarthy has won a Super Bowl and Lewis has become the longest-tenured coach in Bengals history and currently the second-longest tenured coach in the NFL. Who could’ve imagined such things when the two were coaching pups on a Pitt staff that included John Gruden, Chris Peterson and Shawn Slocum, and a young quarterback named Alex Van Pelt. Talk about a coaching gene pool.

This Sunday, McCarthy’s and Lewis’ teams will be playing in a game between 1-1 teams trying to get over the hump. The Packers are coming off a dominant win over the Redskins. The Bengals are coming off a rousing win over their age-old nemesis, the Steelers.

Would it be an exaggeration to call that win a turning point?

“It got us to 1-1. People made more of that than anything else. It’s not a rivalry until you win the games most of the time. So, right now, it’s big because it was a division game and it was at home. We have a bigger game coming this Sunday than last week’s,” Lewis said.

McCarthy has fond memory of a phone call from Lewis when McCarthy was struggling through his first season as Packers head coach.

“He called and said how are you doing? I said I’m hiding under the desk right now. You remember those things. He said this’ll pay off in the long run. I’ve never forgotten it,” McCarthy said.

Making it through hard times have paid off for Lewis, largely because he has an owner that gave Lewis the opportunity to overcome hard times. Bengals owner Mike Brown is now being rewarded for the confidence he’s shown in Lewis.

 “Obviously, it means a lot. We talk every morning. We sit down and chat for five, 10, 15 minutes about what’s up. He’s more patient than I am. We’ve been able to improve here and get better and we’re still chasing the same thing,” Lewis said.

Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers is another link between Lewis and McCarthy. Lewis cut his pro teeth in Capers’ “Blitzburgh” defense before moving on to Baltimore.

“I told our players when the schedule came out, when we began training camp and then when we cut the team down and when we got started again, that we will know what kind of football team we have after the first five weeks of the season, because we’re playing great football teams and we’ll set our jaw and we’ll know where we are. It’s going to be a grind,” Lewis said when asked to put this Sunday’s game in perspective.

He might as well have been describing his and McCarthy’s coaching careers since their days at Pitt. It’s been a grind.

Additional coverage - Sept. 18
 
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