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  • 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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Ted Thompson says he has no plan for quitting

Posted May 17, 2014

Packers will weigh “it all” in making decision on Colt Lyerla

GREEN BAY—The page has been turned on a new season, which invited the question of how many pages Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has left in his career.

“I’m just getting started,” Thompson said with a twinkle in his eye. “I feel pretty good.”

An exit plan?

“I really don’t have one,” he added.

So it is that the man who began the reconstruction of the football side of the Packers franchise in 2005, and has guided it through one Super Bowl title, three consecutive division titles and five consecutive playoff seasons, has no plan for closing the book on his career. According to his comments to the media on Saturday, as the Packers concluded their 2014 rookie camp, Thompson’s energy for the process hasn’t declined.

“The chase,” he said when asked what keeps him going. “When you’re in the scouting business, it’s the chase. Every once in a while you find somebody. You hope to find that diamond. It’s the chase.”

What player in this year’s class of undrafted free agents might be that diamond? Might it be a player among this weekend’s 28 tryout players, as it was two years ago when Jarrett Boykin emerged from the 2012 rookie camp tryout group to earn a roster spot and become a touchdown maker last season? Might this year’s diamond be tryout tight end Colt Lyerla?

“We did a lot of work on Colt,” Thompson said of Lyerla, a prospect of considerable talent but who brings with him concern for his brushes with the law and his social difficulties. “He’s very talented. We interviewed him at the combine. He’s made some mistakes. We felt he was worth bringing in and taking a look at.”

The Packers have had their look and will decide over the next few days whether or not to sign Lyerla to a contract.

“It’ll be a couple of days before we sort that all out,” Thompson said.

What will the Packers weigh in considering Lyerla for a contract?

“You weigh it all. Every case is an individual case. I’ve always believed there are certain things people can atone for, acknowledge their mistakes and get on with their lives. That’s where we are with Colt,” Thompson said.

Asked to give an overview of his nine-man draft class, Thompson said: “I was concentrating more on the tryout guys. I will say this, though: All (draft picks) look fine and they look like we thought they’d look.

“We strictly went by the board this year and tried to pick the best player. We really did,” he added.

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