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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.

     
  • 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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One on One with Jarrett Boykin

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Jarrett Boykin sat down with packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman to provide fans with this look at the Packers' young wide receiver


Q. What’s it like being a star?

A. Honestly, I don’t really see myself as a star. I see myself as just keep playing, just keep working hard. I don’t overthink all that stuff. I just do what I have to do and all that stuff comes. I just stay away from the stardom. That’s not my main focus. My main focus is to excel on the football field.

Boykin caught a Virginia Tech single-season
record 61 passes as a senior in 2011

Q. Did you believe this day would come?

A. I think as athletes and competitors we all think and believe one day we can finally get to the point where we can showcase our ability. When?  I didn’t know but I just had to keep working every day and, hopefully, one day it would happen.

Q. You were a star at Virginia Tech but you went undrafted. Tough to swallow?

A. Not necessarily tough to swallow because I didn’t look at myself as bigger than what I really was. Like I said, I’m a humble, laid back type of guy. I kind of knew the way it would turn out based on my speed. I just figured let all that go to rest on its own and whenever I get a chance just go out there and try to prove people wrong.

Q. When you were released by the Jaguars?

A. It was very disappointing, frustrating. Like I said, being athletes and competitors you want to go out there and be able to have that chance to go out there and show what you can do. When they let you know that it’s not going to work out, you’re down and thinking what’s next? So I think I waited like a week and got the phone call from Green Bay and was chomping at the bit. Whatever opportunity or whatever they give me I’ll just have to go out there and prove myself. Let it all loose and don’t hold back.

Boykin was one of four rookie free agents to
make Green Bay's opening day roster in 2012

Q. What were your thoughts during that rookie camp with the Packers?

A. My thoughts were just go out there, play fast, try to finish, make every play that comes my way and do anything that stands out. Hopefully, show them that I really want to get a chance during training camp. It felt good, but you still have to stay hungry because that can only last so long.

Q. Your father died when you were a baby. What was life like growing up without him?

A. I was pretty young so I never really had a chance to get a relationship with him. I grew up knowing my stepfather as my actual father, so it was nothing different, as far as in my household. It was pretty normal, nothing different.

Q. Is speed overrated?

A. Is speed overrated? No, I don’t think so. Speed kills. I would love to have more speed than what I have. I just try to do other things that compensate for it.

Q. What do you envision for yourself as a pro football player?

A. I don’t try to think too far ahead of myself. I really just take it a day at a time. Really, in practice I just take it a play at a time, each day. Like I said, as competitors and athletes you want to be one of the best out there, so you just have to do whatever you can and make sure you can keep getting those opportunities to make a chance to get to that point. Hopefully, I can get to one of those points in my life where someone can actually refer to me as one of the best wide receivers to play.

"I just stay away from the stardom. That’s not my main focus. My main focus is to excel on the football field."

Q. Does this offense suit your skills in a particular way?

A. I don’t really know the differences from other offenses because I haven’t been in their systems but I really love this offense. With an amazing quarterback that can get you the ball, it can only help you thrive. We spread the ball some. As far as Virginia Tech, we run the ball a lot.

Q. What are your goals for your life, not just for football?

A. Just being able to one day sit back and say I accomplished a lot of things and watch my kids growing up and be able to tell them stories about the things I did and watch them accomplish their goals. Beautiful family, wife, home, you know, just the picture perfect everything, but as everyone knows it doesn’t always go that way.

Q. Who’s been the most important person in your life?

A. It’s hard to say because there are a lot of people that have helped contribute. From a football standpoint, the person who was there, trying to get me on the road, was my cousin DeAngelo Lloyd. He went through this whole process and at this point he tried to tell me things that nobody really ever told him when he was coming out or the things he was doing. He would try to give me feedback. Even if you had a good game he would say, “Step it up. I saw that one play; you need to get that together.” It could be the best game you ever had but he was going to be on you. But, of course my dad and my mother and my little brother were always there doing the same thing. They wanted it just as bad as I wanted it.


 
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