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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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Respected veteran, rising star shine in playoff spotlight

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Charles Woodson, DuJuan Harris help Packers click on both sides of the ball in wild-card victory


GREEN BAY—If anything speaks to the way the Packers demand contributions from all, it could be this: One of the defensive standouts in Saturday night’s victory was playing in his 16th postseason game, most of any starter on the team, while one of the offensive stars was playing in his first.

Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson and first-year running back DuJuan Harris had an undeniable impact in the 24-10 triumph over Minnesota that has sent the Packers to San Francisco for the NFC divisional round of the playoffs.

Coming back from a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the final nine regular-season games, Woodson was a presence almost immediately. With the Vikings facing second-and-five from the Green Bay 13-yard line on their opening drive, Woodson knifed into the backfield to take down Adrian Peterson for a two-yard loss, helping hold Minnesota to a field goal.

“It was great to have him out there,” Coach Mike McCarthy said, barely 15 hours after the franchise’s first home playoff victory in five years was in the books. “He’s a fabulous football player.”

McCarthy credited Woodson, already a tireless student of game film, for all the extra effort he put in to be able to return for the playoffs. He has earned so much respect in the locker room that he was voted a playoff captain despite missing more than half of the season, and the early tackle for loss was just another example of how Woodson is always ready to play.

“He’s here around the clock,” McCarthy said. “He puts in a lot more time I think than people realize. There are not too many nights the coaching staff isn’t in the cafeteria for dinner and he’s still here. He’s put in a lot of work to get back on the field.”

Meanwhile, Harris’ workload just continues to increase. A castoff from Jacksonville who was originally signed to the practice squad at midseason, Harris got his first chance in Week 14 vs. Detroit. He responded with a TD run and his role has steadily expanded.

Learning the extensive pass protection responsibilities has allowed him to stay on the field more, and a combination of tough runs and check-down receptions produced 100 yards from scrimmage against the Vikings, including a hard-charging TD run.

Perhaps most impressive, Harris didn’t look like a 24-year-old back making his playoff debut. He dropped a dump-off pass on the offense’s first possession, but shook it off and made a huge contribution.

“He’s a pretty cool customer,” McCarthy said. “I don’t think a whole lot gets him excited.”

McCarthy proceeded to explain that last week, at the raucous, ear-splitting Metrodome, Harris happened to be standing near him and he heard his young back matter-of-factly say, “This is a pretty cool atmosphere. This is pretty neat.”

If that’s how Harris responds to a high-pressure environment, it should only serve the Packers well next week and, perhaps, beyond.

“He’s steady, a steady personality,” McCarthy said. “He does a lot of things naturally, and he’s doing a good job protecting the football.”

As Harris develops into the runner that complements the Packers’ wide-open passing attack, he’s becoming part of the Packers’ identity on offense, just as Woodson is on defense.

Rookie or veteran, it doesn’t matter. Just produce when it counts.

“We are who we are, we really like who we are as a football team, and that’s what we’re taking to San Francisco,” McCarthy said.

Additional coverage - Jan. 6

 
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