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  • 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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Packers Foundation makes record-setting donation

Posted Feb 12, 2013

The Green Bay Packers Foundation on Tuesday awarded $450,000 to 145 civic and charitable groups throughout Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants.


On what President/CEO Mark Murphy called one of his favorite days of the year, the Green Bay Packers Foundation on Tuesday awarded $450,000 to 145 civic and charitable groups throughout Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. The total donation amount and the number of recipient organizations are records for the Foundation.

Charlie Lieb, chairman of the Foundation committee, distributed the grants at a luncheon for the recipients at Lambeau Field. The Foundation has awarded more than $3 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.

“If you look at the 90 years of our team’s history, we wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for our community,” Murphy said. “Our view is we have to give back. We’ve been fortunate and it has allowed us to do more. For us, it’s important to support the organizations that support our community. We’re excited about the overall charitable impact.”

The grants and other programs highlighted today by the Foundation are two components of the Packers’ annual efforts in the community. The club’s community outreach department responded to requests from individuals and organizations for fund-raising endeavors of more than $3 million in 2012, and non-profit groups raised more than $750,000 by operating Lambeau Field concession stands.

Combined with direct cash donations by the club to various charitable efforts, the comprehensive Packers charity impact resulted in excess of $6 million over the past year.

Today’s grants aided civic and charitable groups of all ages and backgrounds throughout the state. The Disabled American Veterans of Wisconsin, Chapter 3, in the Green Bay area, has received funding for uniforms, the membership’s building, transportation and an honor guard.

“It would be a lot harder for us to do those things without the Packers,” said Robert Krausert, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, who attended the event with Marine Corps veteran Ron Hoffman. “We have the honor guard for funerals. It shows the team doesn’t just sell tickets, they give money back. It’s a nice way for the Packers to stay involved in the community.”

At St. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains, Wis., the grants in past years went to help build a youth football stadium, and this year will go to adding bleachers on the hillside. Located a little over 2½ hours from Green Bay, the elementary school’s field is home to seven local teams of students from fourth to eighth grade.

“We appreciate what the Packers have done greatly,” said Tom Murphy, the Director of Youth Programs at St. Francis Xavier. “The field brings our entire community together.”

A 2012 grant to the Brown County Library in Green Bay funded 9,300 children in the summer reading program.

Of the Foundation’s contributions, 48 grants – aggregating to $166,500 – were awarded to Brown County organizations, where Green Bay is located. Additional grants totaling $283,500 were made to 97 other groups around the state. This year, 252 charities in Wisconsin applied for grants.

“It’s a tough process and a lot of thought goes into it,” Lieb said. “We know these charities touch a lot of lives and help a lot of needy people.”

In addition to Lieb, the Green Bay Packers Foundation Trustees include Tom Arndt, Rick Chernick, Terry Fulwiler, Johnnie Gray, George Hartmann, Mark McMullen, Tom Olson, Diane Roundy and Mark Skogen. Bobbi Jo Eisenreich is the secretary of the Foundation.

Additionally, under the Packers Scholarship Program that was established in 2002, $15,000 was awarded – $7,500 to Scholarships Inc., for distribution to students in four-year colleges, and $7,500 to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) for distribution to students in two-year associate degree or apprenticeship trades programs.

A portion of the scholarship funds come from NFL Properties which, at the Packers’ request, returns to the Foundation royalty fees paid for using the Packers logo on Wisconsin automobile license plates. Because the royalties do not fully cover the scholarships, the Packers fund the remainder of the amount, a figure which totals $78,000 since ’06.

In the past year, the Packers Foundation also has distributed an additional $60,375 on behalf of NFL Charities.

 
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