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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/




Sunday special for Saturday

Posted Oct 3, 2012

When he returns to his old stomping grounds at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Jeff Saturday joked that he might need directions when he gets off the bus.

“The funny thing is, I don’t even know where the visiting locker room is,” Saturday said.

His new teammates can certainly lead the way, but that won’t change how strange it will be for Saturday to walk onto the field in Indianapolis wearing an enemy uniform. A five-time Pro Bowl center, Saturday played 13 seasons for the Colts before signing with the Packers as a free agent in March.

Green Bay couldn’t be happier with how the transaction has worked out so far, particularly with Saturday’s experience in a no-huddle, up-tempo offense, which he ran with Peyton Manning as his quarterback for more than a decade.

On Wednesday, Mike McCarthy referred to Saturday as a consistent, steady veteran “that has a lot of pelts on the wall,” and quarterback Aaron Rodgers complimented him on his leadership within the offensive line group.

Saturday said he feels his transition to Green Bay’s offensive system is still ongoing, but he’s getting more comfortable by the week, regardless of how uncomfortable it may be at first to walk out of the “other” tunnel at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. He said he has secured roughly 70 tickets for family and friends to be part of his personal homecoming.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you it wasn’t awkward,” Saturday said. “You play 13 years in one place, and to go back and play against them now is definitely different.

“I’m sure that’ll be tough, but you have to put it aside, though. You have to take it for the job that it is.”

That approach is what impressed Saturday the most last week about his new team, which he feels turned a corner of sorts by bouncing back from the injustice in Seattle with a hard-fought one-point win over New Orleans.

“I felt like last week you really saw the team being forged a little bit,” Saturday said. “There are moments in a season where you capture internally really what your team is about. I thought we fought back from a lot of adversity, even from the distractions from the week before, and guys really laid it on the line.

“You like to see your team advancing every week, and I felt like we made a step last week, and it’s exciting to be around it.”

There’s a different type of excitement in Indianapolis, as the Colts are a changed team from the one Saturday left, with a new coaching staff, a new general manager and most notably, a new quarterback in rookie No. 1 pick Andrew Luck.

Several Packers commented on how impressed they are with Luck in viewing the film of his first three NFL games. With the way AFC-NFC matchups rotate on the schedule, after Sunday the Packers won’t see Luck again until his fifth season, which McCarthy suggested might be just as well.

Game-planning against him this week has reminded McCarthy of his days as an offensive assistant in Kansas City when AFC West rival Oakland drafted cornerback Charles Woodson in the first round.

“We were talking about game-planning,” McCarthy said of the Chiefs staff, “and it was like, ‘Hey, we’d better go after this guy, because next year we’re probably not going to want anything to do with him.’

“I think that’s a little bit like some of these young quarterbacks. I think he’s going to be a very good player for a long time.”

Additional coverage - Oct. 3

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