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  • 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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Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Quarterback AARON RODGERS of the Green Bay Packers, linebacker PATRICK WILLIS of the San Francisco 49ers and rookie kicker GREG ZUERLEIN of the St. Louis Rams are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the fourth week of the 2012 season (September 27 & 30, October 1), the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: QB AARON RODGERS, GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Rodgers completed 31 of 41 passes (75.6 percent) for 319 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 119.9 passer rating in the Packers’ 28-27 win over New Orleans.
  • He guided an offense that amassed a season-high 421 yards and 30 first downs, the most in a game by Green Bay since November 12, 1989.
  • Trailing by six in the fourth quarter, Rodgers led the comeback and capped it off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to JORDY NELSON.
  • In his career, the Packers are 23-0 when Rodgers has a passer rating of at least 115. Green Bay is 8-0 when Rodgers has at least four touchdown passes.
  • In his eighth season from California, this is Rodgers’ sixth career Player of the Week Award. He was honored twice in 2010 (Weeks 13 and 16) and three times last year (Weeks 1, 4 and 9).
  • Since Week 13, 2010, Rodgers’ six Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL during that span.
  • Rodgers and BRETT FAVRE (12) are the only quarterbacks in team history to win the award at least six times.

 
DEFENSE: LB PATRICK WILLIS, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

  • Willis had a team-high 10 tackles, an interception and two passes defensed in the 49ers’ 34-0 victory at the New York Jets.
  • The five-time Pro Bowler led a defense that limited New York to 145 total yards and 2.9 yards per play as the 49ers posted their first road shutout in more than a decade (January 6, 2002).
  • He recorded his first interception of the season as San Francisco forced four turnovers (three fumbles, one interception).
  • Six of Willis’ 10 tackles came within three yards of the line of scrimmage.
  • Willis, a defensive captain, led a unit that held the Jets to 45 rushing yards and just 2.6 yards per carry. The 49ers limited the Jets to 100 net passing yards and a 42.6 passer rating.
  • In his sixth year from Mississippi, this is Willis’ second career Player of the Week Award (Week 5, 2011).
  • He is the first 49ers linebacker to be named Defensive Player of the Week multiple times.
  • The last 49ers player to win Defensive Player of the Week Awards in consecutive seasons was safety TONY PARRISH (2002-03).

 
SPECIAL TEAMS: K GREG ZUERLEIN, ST. LOUIS RAMS

  • Zuerlein scored 13 points in the Rams’ 19-13 win over Seattle, converting all four field-goal attempts (58, 48, 60 and 24 yards) and one PAT.
  • He is the first player in NFL history with a 60-yard and 50-yard field goal in the same game and the only player in league annals to make two field goals over 55 yards in a single game.
  • Zuerlein’s 60-yard field goal is the longest in franchise history and his 58-yarder ranks second.
  • This season, he is a perfect 12 for 12 on field-goal attempts and his 12 field goals are tied for the most in the NFL.
  • In his rookie season from Missouri Western, this is Zuerlein’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • Zuerlein is the third kicker in franchise history to be honored, joining JEFF WILKINS (Week 15, 2002 and Week 1, 2006) and JOSH BROWN (Week 8, 2009).
  • This is the second consecutive season in which a Rams rookie has been named Special Teams Player of the Week (ROBERT QUINN, Week 8, 2011).
 
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