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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 win, await word on Jermichael Finley

Posted Oct 20, 2013

Despite injuries, Packers dominant against Cleveland Browns


GREEN BAY—Another game has produced another injury to a star player, but the Green Bay Packers moved into first place in the NFC North with a 31-13 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

“Outstanding team victory,” Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Very rewarding victory for our football team. Can’t say enough about our players.”

Packers star tight end Jermichael Finley was taken from the field on a stretcher midway through the fourth quarter, after catching a pass in the middle of the field and colliding with Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, who was penalized for unnecessary roughness. Initial reports were that Finley sustained a neck injury but had movement and feeling in all of his extremities.

It is yet another blow to a team that played Sunday’s game without wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones. Cobb will be out of action for an extended period of time; the Packers hope Jones will be able to play next Sunday in Minnesota.

The Packers were also playing without starting outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, the defense’s featured pass rushers. Despite their absence, the Packers defense held the Browns to 216 yards of offense and had allowed only two harmless field goals through three quarters.

A stop on downs in the fourth quarter by the Packers defense was one half of a one-two punch that KOed the Browns. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers followed by marching the Packers 69 yards in five plays, pitching a one-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson that gave the Packers a 24-6 lead with 8:30 to play.

“It’s vital to play great defense at home. Our defense, we’re doing a lot of good things,” McCarthy said.

The Packers defense held the Browns to 83 yards rushing and rendered Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden ineffective with a 48.6 passer rating that was a robust 1.7 after a quarter of play.

A.J. Hawk had another fine performance,” McCarthy said in praising the veteran linebacker, who was the star of the previous week’s win in Baltimore.

Rodgers, who threw for 260 yards, three touchdowns and a 117.8 passer rating, made wide receiver Jarrett Boykin the quarterback’s favorite target. Boykin caught eight passes for 103 yards and one touchdown.

“The challenge of injury has brought opportunity to a lot of young players,” McCarthy said.

Boykin was asked to pick up the slack created by Cobb’s and Jones’ absences. The Browns concentrated star cornerback Joe Haden on Nelson, and Boykin used that opportunity to attract Rodgers’ attention.

“He made two good plays on post corners. I’m proud of him. I think he has a bright future,” Rodgers said of Boykin, who celebrated his 20-yard touchdown catch with his first “Lambeau Leap.”

At 4-2, the Packers moved ahead of Chicago and Detroit, each of whom is 4-3, and into first place in the NFC North. The Packers play in Minnesota next Sunday night.

“I’m sure they wanted Monday off, but it’s Minnesota week. It’s a different game over there and we have to get ready for that type of game,” McCarthy said.

Is the win over Cleveland, in which the Packers committed no turnovers, dominated time of possession by nearly seven minutes and gave Rodgers some of his best pass protection of the season, the Packers’ best performance of the season?

“Best game of the week, that’s for sure. There’s more to come,” McCarthy said.

Finley’s condition immediately becomes the No. 1 story of this week.

“There’s not a whole lot to be said. It’s a reminder of how tough this game is. Injuries are part of the game but those are tough to see,” Rodgers said.

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