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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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T.J. McDonald is safety prospect with strong pedigree

Posted Feb 24, 2013

Son of Tim McDonald latest in USC tradition

INDIANAPOLIS—If you’re looking for a safety with a pedigree, T.J. McDonald is your guy.

McDonald is the son of Tim McDonald, a long-time star safety with the San Francisco 49ers during their glory years. Father and son played at USC, where the tradition of star safeties runs deep.

A USC safety tradition that includes Ronnie Lott and Troy Polamalu is sending into this year’s NFL draft a legacy player who is thought to be a perfect fit for a team whose defense is in need of some muscle.

“I’m a physical, relentless safety who’s smart, watches film and loves football,” T.J. McDonald said of himself. “I feel like I want it more than anybody.”

McDonald has his father’s measurables, which is to say he’s big, strong and fast. The draftniks are somewhat critical of McDonald’s coverage ability, but they all agree he’s exactly what you want for that eighth man in the box.

“Being a physical guy, I like to have my nose close to the ball,” McDonald said on Sunday at the scouting combine.

He’s a strong-safety prospect in a class that’s deep at the safety position. McDonald is projected to be a second- or third-round draft pick. The Packers, of course, recently released Charles Woodson and most would judge the Packers to have need at safety.

“The game has changed, but I watch film of him and see how physical he was,” McDonald said of his father, who coached his son through high school and has groomed his son for professional football. “He’s told me there are two kinds of football players, those that have been beat and those that are going to be beat.

“I thanked him for being hard on me the way he was. He put me in a great situation. He taught me how to watch film.”

McDonald will work out with the defensive backs on Tuesday. He expects to run the 40 in the mid-4.4 to low-4.5 range. His 40 time and performance in agility drills will go a long way in determining where he’s selected, as safeties are being asked to be more parts cornerback than linebacker in today’s pass-first league.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, however, talked on Friday about an offseason emphasis on defensing the read-option offense with which the 49ers gained 579 yards against the Packers in the playoffs. An in-the-box safety such as McDonald would help in that pursuit.

“Whoever drafts me, I’m going to say that’s my favorite team. I just love this game,” McDonald said.

He was a tackle machine at USC, with 275 in his career. He started 36 games in the last three years, which includes eight interceptions.

“I’m going to be relentless to the ball at all times,” McDonald said. “He’s been grooming me for this day for a long time. The relationship I have with (my father) has guided me to where I am now.”

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