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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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Patience paying off for Texans

Posted Oct 10, 2012


Gary Kubiak is one of the NFL’s longest tenured coaches, even though he had a losing record heading into this season. Those two facts speak volumes for Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s patience and commitment.

“We had the first pick of the draft a few years back and that’s not a good thing, so I knew what we were facing,” Kubiak said during an interview with Packers media on Wednesday. “A couple of years back, we went 6-10 and took a step back; we lost a lot of close games. I believed in what we were doing. Thank God he did, too.”

Kubiak is now the coach of the only undefeated team in the AFC. The Texans are coming off a Monday night win in New York and they’ll likely be the featured team in Sunday night’s showdown with the Packers at Reliant Stadium.

“I’m not the only one around here that’s glad he had some patience that year,” Kubiak said of McNair and the 2010 season, when the Texans were coming off the first winning season in franchise history and expectations were high. Two four-game losing streaks sabotaged the Texans’ hopes and few expected Kubiak to be retained as Texans coach.

“I think he believed in what we were doing, saw what we were doing and stuck with the program. We’re very fortunate from that standpoint because sometimes in this business people make some very quick decisions. Fortunately, our guy hung in there and, hopefully, we can reward him in the future,” Kubiak said.

The reward for McNair’s patience is a team that would seem to be the class of the AFC. It has the league’s second-leading rusher and No. 3 defense. This Sunday’s showcase game is the coming-out party for which Houston has awaited since the days of “Luv Ya Blue.”

Defense has been the Texans’ calling card since Wade Phillips was made the team’s defensive coordinator last season. The arrival of Phillips and a draft-intense effort in acquiring talent on that side of the ball have produced a group as skilled at stopping the run as it is at rushing the passer and defending against the pass.

“If you can’t get there, it doesn’t matter how well you cover. It’s been our mentality since Wade’s come in here and it’s how we’ve tried to rebuild the defense,” Kubiak said, referring to the pass rush.

The Texans selected Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt in the 2011 draft and he burst into prominence during last season’s playoffs, and is currently the NFL’s leader in sacks with 8.5.

Meanwhile, Arian Foster is only 19 yards out of the league rushing lead, and he’s coming off a 152-yard effort in the Texans’ win over the Jets.

“You have to be committed to it,” Kubiak says of the run. “It’s so easy in this league with an injury or two or getting down by 10 points to abandon things. Our biggest thing is we’re committed to running the ball. It’s essential for our team to have success. We want to have balance.”

Quarterback Matt Schaub is throwing fewer passes but enjoying it more because avoiding injury, which Schaub hasn’t been able to do for much of his career, would seem to be critical to the Texans’ bid to win a championship.

“The thing we’ve done well as a football team is we’ve protected the ball and we’ve taken it away. This team is built a lot different than last year’s team. Time will tell what we’re going to be,” Kubiak said.

Houston is going to be without linebacker Brian Cushing for the remainder of the season, after losing Cushing to a torn ACL in the Jets game.

“Every team gets tested. You go through crisis in this league. That’s how I was brought up; expect them. How you handle them usually has a lot to do with what kind of season you have. We’re experiencing our first crisis in losing Brian. You have to instill confidence that you can overcome problems, because you’re going to have them,” Kubiak said.

The Packers, of course, are going through their own crisis, a 2-3 start to the season that is causing fans to wonder what happened to last year’s 15-1 team.

“They’re as explosive as anybody in football. They spread the field and make you play sideline to sideline. You’re talking about a world championship football team and we know we’ve got a big, big challenge ahead of us, and it’s a short week for us,” the Texans coach added.

Kubiak knows all about crisis and patience.

Additional coverage - Oct. 10
 
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