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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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One last look: Packers must be resilient to the end

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Storied Green Bay-Minnesota rivalry gets new chapter with second playoff meeting


GREEN BAY—If there’s one most valuable trait of the 2012 Green Bay Packers, it has been resiliency, and they need it now more than ever.

The Packers have soldiered on through injury after injury, espousing the “next-man-up” mantra without fail. More important, they’ve endured losses of all sorts – unjust (Seattle), inexcusable (Indianapolis) and humbling (N.Y. Giants) – yet dug deep enough to rebound every time.

Now, they face a bounce-back situation of the utmost necessity. Six days after losing at the wire to a rival that prevented them from having this weekend off, they must find a way to beat that team to keep their season alive.

The ultimate test of resolve – Packers vs. Vikings in the NFC Wild Card playoffs – begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

“There’s no better way to rebound from a tough loss than to hit the field the very next week,” left guard T.J. Lang said. “I think it will be good for our team.”

The Packers and Vikings have met only once before in the postseason, in the 2004 Wild Card round at Lambeau, won by the Vikings.

This time, the third-seeded Packers are looking to advance to play at No. 2 San Francisco next Saturday. Meanwhile, the Vikings are trying to copy the Packers’ formula of two years ago, using a hot streak and win-to-get-in game against a division rival in Week 17 to become sixth-seeded road warriors. A Minnesota victory would send the Vikings to No. 1 seed Atlanta next Sunday, a familiar path the Packers have no interest in paving for their border foe.

“You can tell there’s a definite sense of urgency with the guys this week, flying around at practice, being very verbal in the meetings and stuff,” Lang said. “Everybody’s fired up.”

Urgency was the word the Packers used after blowing a 21-3 halftime lead to the Colts with a then-unbeaten Texans team up next. A decisive victory in Houston sparked a five-game winning streak.

That same word buzzed following a four-touchdown loss to the Giants, and the Packers proceeded to sweep all three NFC North opponents in consecutive weeks to snag their second straight division title.

Urgency is a given in the playoffs, so the resiliency this time will have to be rooted elsewhere.

One source will be the team’s experience. The Packers are in the playoffs for a fourth straight year, and only a handful of rookies who will take the field Saturday night are new to the NFL playoff scene.

“I just think there’s a lot of good leadership in this locker room and, hopefully, we’ll get another one of our big-time leaders back in Charles,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said, referring to 15-year veteran Charles Woodson, who is set to return from a broken collarbone following a nine-game absence.

“If Charles can play this week, that would be great for our defense.”

Therein lies the other source – this team’s balance.

Last year’s 15-1 juggernaut was a one-sided squad, with a seemingly unstoppable offense upon which victory depended too much. A disheartening defense was opportunistic at best, unreliable at worst, and a return trip to the Super Bowl was unceremoniously denied.

This year’s 11-5 Packers have been hardened by circumstance. They’ve won games a variety of ways, with trick plays on special teams, stretches of dominant defense and long, fourth-quarter drives to extend leads.

“Our guys have responded. That’s what I really like about our football team,” Mike McCarthy said. “We’re a very well-rounded football team. One unit picks up for the other when the other one needs some help, and it will probably be no different on Saturday night.”

It can’t be any different, not at this time of year. There are no more opportunities to bounce back.

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