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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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Preseason is Harrell's time

Posted Aug 14, 2012

Heading into his second preseason game as the Packers’ No. 2 quarterback, Graham Harrell is after one thing: consistency.

That’s the word Harrell kept using as he talked about his goals for Thursday’s preseason contest against Cleveland at Lambeau Field.

“Just consistency, for me personally and for us as a second unit,” he said.

In last week’s opener in San Diego, Harrell and the No. 2 offense went three-and-out three consecutive times before finally driving for a score late in the first half.

Then Harrell directed three more three-and-outs in the second half before putting together another scoring drive, though some dropped passes didn’t help his cause.

“Once we kind of got a first down and got it moving, we had some really nice drives, but we went three-and-out way too many times,” Harrell said at his locker following Tuesday’s practice, the last on-field workout prior to the game. “So if we can move the ball consistently, I think it will be a good day.”

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said even with the ups and downs it’s clear Harrell has made significant strides. Rodgers referenced a key protection adjustment Harrell made at the line of scrimmage in the two-minute drive at the end of the first half in San Diego that led to a long reception by Randall Cobb.

“When you see a play like that, you know he’s come a long way,” said Rodgers, who added that Harrell is becoming an “expert” in the offense, which is the key.

“It makes everything easier, that’s for sure,” Harrell said. “It just comes with being here longer. The longer you’re here, I think the more comfortable you get in the offense. Aaron’s been here eight years, so I think he knows the offense probably better than anyone, other than maybe the coaches.”

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the coaching staff would make playing-time decisions on Wednesday, but it sounded as though Harrell would once again play the most of the three signal callers on Thursday.

Having cast their lot with the 27-year-old but inexperienced Harrell as Rodgers’ backup, the Packers need him prepared to step into a regular-season game at a moment’s notice.

“I think it’s very important to see as much of Graham Harrell as we possibly can,” McCarthy said. “That’s where he is in his development. He doesn’t have a lot of playing time under his belt.

“I feel like he’s a little behind as far as opportunities based on his age and how long he’s been out of college. Graham’s ready, and it’s important for him to play.”

Injuries will dictate the division of playing time for Thursday at several other positions, particularly running back. McCarthy said he wasn’t “comfortable” with newcomer Cedric Benson playing without having practiced in pads, which leaves Alex Green, Marc Tyler and fullback Nic Cooper as the only healthy running backs.

Nothing changed as far as the injury report on Tuesday. Safety M.D. Jennings and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett both returned to practice after missing Monday for personal reasons.

The bigger news was off the field, as fourth-year guard T.J. Lang signed a multi-year contract extension. Lang, who dealt with the death of his father late last season, said one of the first things he wants to do with the money is buy his mother a new house.

Both McCarthy and General Manager Ted Thompson spoke of Lang being a “core player” who proved his value with his versatility early in his career. McCarthy even said that Lang, who started games at both guard and tackle as an injury replacement during his rookie 2009 season, was discussed as a possible option at center after Scott Wells left this past offseason.

Getting a chance to settle in at one spot last year, Lang flourished as he became the starter at left guard. That was the only starting spot available on the offensive line following the Super Bowl, having opened when Daryn Colledge left in free agency.

“I understood at this time last year I was basically going to need to get a starting spot, or my spot on the roster could be in jeopardy. I made a bunch of changes, both on the field and off the field,” said Lang, who has spoken before of curtailing his previous after-hours lifestyle. “I committed myself 100 percent to being a better player. I was glad I locked down that spot.”

So are the Packers.

“I’m very excited for him. The young man earned it,” McCarthy said. “I look for T.J. to continue to grow not only as a person and player but even as a leader on our team.”

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