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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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Packers prepared for snow-covered Lambeau Field

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Clay Matthews out for Sunday night's game, but getting closer to when he can play


GREEN BAY—As a youngster growing up in Georgia, Packers safety Morgan Burnett rarely saw snow, but when he did, it was immediately time to grab the football.

“We were quick to run outside and play in it,” Burnett said. “If we do get snow, it’ll be like I’m a little kid going back outside.”

The Packers are prepared for the possibility of multiple inches blanketing Lambeau Field either before or during their Sunday night game against Detroit. With temperatures predicted to be in the low to mid-30s, it’s also possible a rain and snow mix could fall.

Given the choice, the Packers would prefer snow. Mike McCarthy even said on Friday that he hopes it snows. The team hasn’t played in a true “white-out” game since the 2007 NFC Divisional playoff against Seattle (pictured).

“The weather can get a little shaky up here in December, but that’s exciting,” fullback John Kuhn said. “We all like to go out there and play in the snow. It reminds us of the ‘Turkey Bowl’ you used to play when you were a kid in high school. So we’re all pretty jacked up about it.”

It would be fitting should running back Ryan Grant make his Green Bay return in the snow. Grant set Packers playoff rushing records with 201 yards and three touchdowns in the famous Seattle game. McCarthy said Alex Green would start at running back, but Grant, who was brought in this week to fortify the position due to James Starks’ knee injury, will play in the game.

The Packers may need reinforcements on both lines by Sunday night as well.

Offensive lineman T.J. Lang did return to practice on Friday but on a very limited basis. McCarthy said he didn’t expect Lang to practice, and the team has been planning all week to have undrafted rookie Don Barclay start at right tackle.

It’s possible Lang, who is officially listed as questionable, could be active for the game as an emergency backup. If Lang is unavailable entirely, one possibility would be to promote rookie tackle Andrew Datko from the practice squad to the active roster as insurance.

The defensive line could be perilously thin, too. Defensive end Mike Neal is doubtful with a shoulder injury, and with C.J. Wilson (knee) ruled out for the second straight week, the Packers have only four healthy defensive linemen. First-year player Jordan Miller is currently on the practice squad and could be elevated for depth.

There was concern Neal’s latest injury might have ended his season, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

“The news was good news based on what you fear,” McCarthy said of Neal, who has had significant shoulder troubles before. “But he’s not going very well today as far as testing.

“We’re going to give both T.J. and Mike Neal every chance to play in the game. We’ll probably know more tomorrow, and we’ll have to react to that tomorrow to make the roster move if needed.”

Cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) is probable and expected to play for the first time since Week 6, but receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) and defensive back Charles Woodson (collarbone) are all out.

Woodson, who hasn’t played since Week 7, returned to practice this week and did some work in pads on Thursday, but his return is targeted for next week. Matthews will miss his fourth straight game and has yet to practice since injuring his hamstring right before the bye week.

“He’s been close every week,” McCarthy said. “Closer, closest? We’re getting close. He feels good about it.

“I think it’s real important for Clay, no different with Charles, that when we do bring those guys back, it’s not potentially just a one-week situation. We’re trying to do everything we can medically, and ultimately you’re talking about veteran players who know their bodies better than anybody. We’re conscious of the long-term here.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 7

 
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