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  • 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.

     
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    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
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    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.

     
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    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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Season on the line as Packers head into December

Posted Nov 28, 2012

Minnesota Vikings first of three consecutive NFC North games for 7-4 Green Bay Packers


GREEN BAY—After any loss, Wednesday is proverbial “turn the page” day, and that next page for the Green Bay Packers is as critical as any to the story unfolding in 2012.

Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings marks the first of three straight NFC North clashes, one against each division foe. At 7-4 and in second place in the division, now is the time for the Packers to define themselves and their season.

“Everything we want to accomplish as a football team is in front of us, and we have to go through the division to get it done,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Wednesday. “We’re coming onto December. I don’t know if it gets any more important than that.”

The Packers haven’t seen their schedule stacked like this since the end of McCarthy’s first season, when they finished 2006 with three consecutive division contests.

Back then, however, the Packers were on the fringe of the playoff chase and needed to win all three just to finish 8-8. This year, they’re right in the thick of it. With the 8-3 Chicago Bears one game ahead of Green Bay and the 6-5 Vikings one game behind, the NFC North is the poster child for the NFL’s new back-loaded scheduling formula.

“We like the set-up,” said defensive lineman Ryan Pickett, who sat out Wednesday’s practice with a quad injury but said he’ll play on Sunday. “Every game is important from here on out. It’s like being in the playoffs right now, so we have to start playing good football.”

Good football is what eluded the Packers last week in what ranks as their worst loss, score-wise, with Aaron Rodgers under center. Rodgers talked on Wednesday about the 28-point defeat to the Giants helping to “refocus” the team after the film was graded and critiqued.

Add to that a border rivalry McCarthy referred to as “salty at times,” and an NFC postseason picture that shows six teams all within one game of the sixth and final playoff seed, and there’s ample reason to refocus, and fast.

“The NFC is getting tight for the playoff race,” said Rodgers, whose 29th birthday is on Sunday. “If we win out, we win the division and host a playoff game at the very worst. We like where we’re at.

“Obviously, it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple more wins at this point, but we’ve put ourselves in position to make a run, and that’s all you can ask at this point in the season.”

Working in the Packers’ favor is a nine-game winning streak in division games that began with the 2010 regular-season finale vs. Chicago. In division games Rodgers has started and finished – he was sidelined with a concussion halfway through a loss in Detroit in Week 14 of 2010 – the streak is at 12. Plus, Rodgers and the offense will get receiver Greg Jennings back after a seven-game absence.

On the flip side, the defense likely will be without run-stopper C.J. Wilson (knee) against the league’s leading rusher, Adrian Peterson. It’s also unlikely star linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) can return this week, though McCarthy said Matthews would be evaluated again on Friday.

The defense has been up and down in Matthews’ absence, holding the Lions to 20 points two weeks ago before caving under a 38-point avalanche by the Giants last Sunday.

That result didn’t make this week’s game big. It only made it bigger.

“Urgency is definitely part of our theme. There’s no question about it, regardless of what happened in New York,” McCarthy said. “It’s heightened obviously because of our performance in New York, but yes, we have great urgency for the Vikings.

“It’s a division game. I really don’t think you need to say anything else but that. This is a game we need.”

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