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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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Rematch at San Francisco will open 2013 season

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Two losses to eventual NFC champion 49ers bookended 2012 for Packers

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GREEN BAY—The Green Bay Packers are beginning 2013 in the same place the 2012 season bitterly ended, and against the same team that beat them to start last year.

The Packers will open 2013 at San Francisco on Sunday, Sept. 8, in a 3:25 p.m. CT contest, one of many notable details of the regular-season schedule that was released by the NFL on Thursday.

“Opening day is always exciting,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Playing the San Francisco 49ers is obviously a challenge that we look forward to.”

The 49ers defeated Green Bay in the season opener last year at Lambeau Field and then beat the Packers again last January in San Francisco in the NFC Divisional playoff, 45-31, rolling up a league playoff-record 579 yards of total offense in the process.

San Francisco went on to win the conference title and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, losing to the Baltimore Ravens.

Those defending-champion Ravens will host the Packers on Sunday, Oct. 13, two weeks after a Week 4 bye that is the earliest the league schedules byes. The Packers haven’t had the bye in Week 4 since 1999.

Interestingly, the Packers have no back-to-back road games on the schedule, a first for the franchise since joining the NFL in 1921.

“I like it,” McCarthy said. “It gives you a chance to get into a routine of playing at home and then on the road, to get into a flow. Winning on the road is so important.”

For the fourth time under McCarthy, the Packers will travel to Detroit for the early Thanksgiving game (Thursday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. CT). Green Bay has won its three previous Thanksgiving trips to Detroit under McCarthy, in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

“It’s an incredible tradition, playing on Thanksgiving Day,” McCarthy said. “It’s a blessing for everyone involved. We’re fortunate enough to still be home in time to share in the importance of the day.”

The Thanksgiving game ends a stretch of six weeks in which the Packers play four NFC North opponents. Unlike last year, when the Packers played five of their six division games over the final seven weeks, this year the division contests are clustered more in the middle of the schedule (Weeks 8-13), beginning with consecutive prime-time games at Minnesota (Sunday, Oct. 27) and at home vs. Chicago (Monday, Nov. 4).

“That kind of surprised me because of the emphasis on the division games at the end of the year (last year),” McCarthy said. “I was anticipating the same.”

The Bears game is the only Monday night appearance in 2013.

Following Thanksgiving, the Packers will have 10 days before their next game, a prime-time showdown at home vs. Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 8.

“That will serve as a second bye week for us, which you appreciate with the early bye we have in Week 4,” McCarthy said.

The Packers will play four prime-time games in all – the three previously mentioned, plus one at the New York Giants on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Atlanta and New York prime-time slots are subject to flexible scheduling, but the Packers haven’t been flexed out of a prime-time spot since the advent of that scheduling mechanism.

The last scheduled prime-timer, vs. Atlanta, begins a final month that includes a trip to Dallas, where the Packers last played in Super Bowl XLV, and a home game vs. Pittsburgh, the opponent in that Super Bowl.

As mandated by the league, the Packers will end the regular season with a division game, at Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 29.

“I think we have a really tough finish on paper with the teams we’re playing down the stretch,” McCarthy said.

“We’ve known since the end of the season who we’re playing, and now we’ve found out when we’re playing them. Frankly, I’ve never looked past the first four weeks, and that will be the same as far as how we prepare our team.”

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