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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.

     
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    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 defense healthy and reaching peak

Posted Dec 16, 2012

Bears kept under 200 yards in Packers' win at Soldier Field

Green Bay Packers Sam Shields gets dragged down by Chicago Bears wide receiver Jeffery

CHICAGO—The Packers defense is getting healthy and rounding into playoff form.

The defensive effort on Sunday rivaled the first one this season against the Bears, only this time more was at stake. In a 21-13 NFC North-clinching victory at Soldier Field, the Packers held the Bears to 190 yards, shut them out on third down, sacked quarterback Jay Cutler four times and intercepted him once, and limited the talkative Brandon Marshall to just 56 yards receiving.

It marked the second time this year the Bears gained less than 200 yards against the Packers, and in a more physical, pushing-and-shoving kind of game, Green Bay won a playoff-like battle.

“I think we’re hitting our peak at the right time,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said.

The Packers were at their best Sunday in tough spots. Protecting a two-score lead in the second half, twice the Bears were in the red zone but came away with only field goals.

On the first one, the Bears ran Matt Forte twice from the one-yard line, but the Packers stuffed him. A fourth-down pass to receiver Alshon Jeffery resulted in an offensive pass interference call, and the Bears kicked.

Then, after the Packers turned the ball over on an ill-advised, botched trick play, the Bears had a first down at the Green Bay 16 but went nowhere. Another try for Jeffery in the end zone was broken up by Sam Shields, and the ensuing field goal kept the Packers ahead by a full TD, 21-13.

“Sometimes you can’t help how a team gets down there, but we were able to come through,” Raji said. “We take pride up front.”

Shields had his pride challenged multiple times by Jeffery and the Bears. In the third quarter, Shields was called for illegal contact trying to run with Jeffery down the sideline when Jeffery actually grabbed his facemask and threw him aside.

After that, however, the officials were watching the rookie Jeffery closely, and he was called for three offensive pass interference penalties – the aforementioned one in the end zone on fourth down, and two others on deep balls down the sideline. The Bears weren’t happy with the calls, but they looked legit, and Shields, who has been on the wrong end of several iffy calls this season, will certainly take them.

“He was looking like, ‘Why’d they call it on me?’” Shields said. “But everybody (could) see it. He really pushed me. I just went to the next play.”

One last fight between Jeffery and Shields went Shields’ way, too. With the Bears facing fourth down from their own 45 with just over two minutes left, Cutler tried one more lob to Jeffery, but Shields broke it up. He may have grabbed a little jersey as the ball came down, but Jeffery’s arms had a clear shot, and he couldn’t come up with it.

Jeffery, who drew a pass interference call on safety Morgan Burnett to get the Bears into the red zone in the third quarter, ended up without a catch and had only one reception in two games against the Packers this season.

“Matching up with him last time (in Week 2), it wasn’t like that,” Shields said. “It wasn’t so much pushing, shoving. I guess their game plan was to be aggressive, that’s what he did and he got caught.”

Cutler also got caught in the Packers’ grasp a handful of times. Clay Matthews, returning from a four-game absence, had two of the four sacks, getting both on stunts with Raji and defensive lineman Mike Neal.

Neal added 1 ½ sacks, and the pressure on Cutler was a big reason the Bears were 0-for-9 on third downs.

“Getting Clay back is a big deal for us,” said rookie cornerback Casey Hayward, who had his sixth interception on the season, helping the Packers take the lead for good by halftime. “I’m glad he’s back.”

Matthews added: “We’re definitely going in the right direction when we need to be.”

The defense’s health may only improve from here on out, too. Charles Woodson could return to the secondary as soon as next week, as the Packers will be fighting for the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye over their final two regular-season games.

“To add a guy like Charles with his playmaking ability to our defense, it’s only going to help us out,” Matthews said. “Hopefully that’s the case, having some time to sit back, watch this defense, get him little hungry – I know I was out there today – to make some plays.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 16
 
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