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  • 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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Packers end practice week on sour note

Posted Aug 21, 2013

Mason Crosby misses three kicks; Datone Jones re-injures ankle

RB DuJuan Harris (26) could make his preseason debut on Friday vs. Seattle.

GREEN BAY—Mike McCarthy waited until Wednesday this week before putting the pads on his players in an effort to give those on the injury list a better chance to play on Friday night.

While he may achieve that goal, he wasn’t thrilled with the final on-field preparation he witnessed at Ray Nitschke Field.

“We were in shells yesterday for a reason, we were in pads today for a reason,” said an agitated McCarthy following practice. “We didn’t take full advantage of the opportunity to get ready to play.”

McCarthy didn’t delve into specifics, but he was likely referring to the energy and intensity of practice, with the players not having worn pads since last Friday night in St. Louis. Other than a half-line running drill midway through practice, there wasn’t much hitting, and during the scout-team work the players appeared to practice as though they weren’t in pads.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned from a one-day illness and looked “fine,” according to McCarthy, but kicker Mason Crosby’s struggles returned for the first time since Family Night. Crosby missed three straight field goals, wide right twice from 42 yards and wide left from 44, in going just 2-for-5 overall.

“It’s not a good day,” McCarthy said. “He didn’t have a good day, probably like a lot of other guys didn’t have a good day today. There’s plenty of that to go around.”

The coach’s discontent aside, a host of players practiced in hopes of making their preseason debuts on Friday against the Seahawks. That list includes five potential pass-catchers in tight ends Andrew Quarless and Ryan Taylor and receivers Randall Cobb, Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson.

Johnson practiced for the first time since the opening two days of camp. Having originally gotten hurt on the second day of OTAs in the spring, Johnson has hardly seen the field since being drafted in the seventh round and would be a long shot to play in a game this soon, though McCarthy didn’t rule it out.

Cobb began the workout in pads but took them off midway through and still may not play due to his bicep injury. “I’ve made progress,” he said. “I’m getting better.”

Cornerback Casey Hayward has been on the field only in limited fashion for a few days, leaving his game status uncertain, while additional action for first-round pick Datone Jones could be on hold as well. Jones, who rolled his ankle on his one and only snap in the preseason opener, left practice on Wednesday after apparently re-injuring the same ankle.

The player who appears most ready to officially knock the rust off is running back DuJuan Harris, who has now practiced for two weeks but sat out last week’s game as a precaution with his knee.

“He looks like he’s fully recovered,” McCarthy said. “He’s sharp in his assignments. He needs technical work like all the young guys do.

“I thought he looked good today, just from what I saw. I thought he ran the ball hard. He practiced the way you’re supposed to. He was one of the guys that went about it the right way.”

While the starters generally play at least the first half in the third preseason game, McCarthy suggested that may not be the case against Seattle.

With so many players trying to get in a game for the first time and two roster reductions looming in the next nine days, McCarthy referred to this third preseason game as having “more moving parts” than it typically would. He has spoken often this week about “needing more information” in order to make roster decisions.

“It’s important for these individuals who have this opportunity Friday night to play against excellent competition; they need to play well,” McCarthy said.

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