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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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.

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  • 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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Physical Packers at fever pitch in full-pads practice

Posted Jul 28, 2013

Players have an edge in first contact of training camp

GREEN BAY—They weren’t soft today.

An offseason of having to live with the number “579” and criticism for being “soft” in their playoff loss to the 49ers came to a head in Sunday morning’s first full-pads practice of training camp. The Packers were physical to a fault.

“The effort and energy were excellent. Adrenaline was very high and discipline was very low. They definitely reacted with an edge, but we have too many extracurricular activities,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said.

McCarthy was referring to several post-play scuffles that punctuated Sunday’s practice. Energy levels were at a fever pitch and they resulted in several plays finishing with bodies on the ground.

“You don’t want players on the ground. It increases the risk for injury,” McCarthy said.

On this day, bodies on the ground and post-play scuffles were symbolic of an intention to set a more physical tone for not only training camp, but for the season. It was McCarthy who said at the scouting combine in February: “Five seventy-nine is a number that’ll stick in our focus.”

The Packers allowed 579 yards of offense in that loss in San Francisco and that spurred a sharp focus on being a more physical defense in 2013.

“San Francisco beat us twice and they’ll definitely be the focus of our offseason,” McCarthy said back in February.

Sunday’s practice also included a session in which Graham Harrell quarterbacked the scout team in a half-speed read-option scheme against the Packers defense.

Most of all, Sunday’s practice was about heightened intensity.

“Our guys came out on the high side of playing with an edge, and that’s what we want,” McCarthy said. “I’m sure it had something to do with the head coach’s speech the other night.”

Execution wasn’t crisp, but that was also a compromise McCarthy was willing to accept.

“I didn’t expect a great practice. We started our climb to where we needed to go,” he said.

The Packers will be going back to San Francisco five weeks from now. Sunday’s practice was clearly with that trip in mind.

Additional coverage - July 28

 
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