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    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.

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    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
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    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.

     
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    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.


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Packers practice in snow to be ready for Sunday

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Elusive Steelers receivers big concern for Packers defense


GREEN BAY—The Packers practiced in cold and snowy conditions similar to what they expect to see on Sunday at Lambeau Field, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game of critical importance in the Packers’ pursuit of a third consecutive NFC North title.

“It’s different. That’s why you want to practice outside, so it’s not a shock when you have to do it on Sunday,” Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said.

Capers is concerned about how snow might affect his defensive players’ pursuit of the Steelers’ elusive wide receivers, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. The Steelers love to throw the ball to Brown and Sanders on wide receiver screen plays that showcase their run-after-the-catch ability.

“You’ve got to play your leverage. You don’t want one-on-one, especially with the conditions we have out there today,” Capers said on Friday. “Ben (Roethlisberger) audibles to that any time he has a one-on-one.”

Brown has caught 95 passes for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns, replacing Mike Wallace as the team’s premier receiver. Sanders has 63 catches for 707 yards and five touchdowns.

“Roethlisberger is playing very well right now,” Capers said of the Steelers quarterback, who’s thrown for 3,915 yards, 25 touchdowns and a 94.3 passer rating.

Pass protection has been the weakness in the Steelers offense. Roethlisberger has been sacked 40 times and hurries are an expectation for a quarterback who extends plays as well as any passer in the league.

The Steelers are not running the ball with their usual aplomb. They are a lowly 31st in the league and rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but Capers cautioned a reporter when he made reference to that stat.

“That’s deceiving. This running back is a really good player. They’ll try to get him isolated and matched up one-on-one. They’re running the ball better than they have all year,” Capers said.

Fueling his concern for stopping the run is the loss of Johnny Jolly this week to a shoulder and neck injury that has effectively ended his season. Rookie defensive lineman Josh Boyd will likely inherit Jolly’s playing time.

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum is also monitoring the weather, the forecast of which for Sunday is calling for wind and significant snow fall.

“We’re prepared to play in any weather conditions. You have poor footing. The ball doesn’t travel as far. I think the advantage is with the guy with the ball in his hand because he knows where he’s going,” Slocum said.

Brown returned a punt for a touchdown last week against the Bengals.

“He’s one of the best. He puts his foot in the ground and he’s a good north-south runner,” Slocum said of Brown.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements has the perfect answer to Brown, rookie running back Eddie Lacy, a power runner built for bad conditions. Lacy topped the 1,000-yard mark last Sunday and has given the Packers a running game the likes of which they haven’t enjoyed in a long time.

“He gives us the ability to get hard runs, short-yardage runs, run it in from the red zone. In past years, we haven’t always had that,” Clements said.

Snow was dominating final preparations for Sunday’s game on Friday.

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