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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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Vikings want return match against Packers in Lambeau Field

Posted Dec 26, 2012

Adrian Peterson goes for the record; Minnesota playing best football of the season

GREEN BAY—If they win, they’re in, and a win would likely return the Vikings to Lambeau Field for a third-time’s-the-charm game against the Packers.

The season will be on the line this Sunday for the Vikings, who’ll host the Packers in a game that could produce the all-time NFL single-season rushing record, and effect a turnaround from a 3-13 season nobody predicted as even remotely possible.

“He’d get my vote,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said when asked if he believes running back Adrian Peterson should win the league MVP trophy. “When you consider that he’s coming off ACL surgery, for a running back, and to be dominating your position and leading a team that very few people thought would be playing its last game to go to the playoffs, a lot of it has to do with Adrian’s success. Nobody has dominated the way Adrian has at the running back position. I don’t think we’d be in this position if he hadn’t had a monster season.”

Peterson’s monster season currently leads the league in rushing with 1,898 yards. With 208 yards rushing on Sunday, Peterson would set the all-time NFL record, and the Vikings might be able to ride that kind of performance into the playoffs and back to Lambeau Field for a rematch with the Packers. That’s what a Vikings win would produce, unless the 49ers and Seahawks both lose.

The Packers are playing for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, which they currently hold. A Packers win would clinch the No. 2 seed and a bye on wild-card weekend. A Vikings win could pit the two teams against each other a week later.

Minnesota lost in Green Bay, 23-14, on Dec. 2. Peterson rushed for 210 yards in the game and the Vikings led 14-10 at halftime, but Christian Ponder threw two interceptions in the second half and that allowed the Packers to escape with the win.

“That was a tough day for us. We talked after the game about what we needed to do to right the ship. We’ve played better as a group,” Frazier said.

Since then, the Vikings have reeled off three straight wins to bring them to a win-and-in game that could make them one of the league’s playoff darlings. Last week, the Vikings scored an impressive 23-6 win in Houston, a rare win in which Peterson wasn’t the Vikings’ dominant force.

“He had a very good game against Houston,” Frazier said of Ponder, who’s played better recently than his 78.8 passer rating would suggest. “He made great decisions, he was very efficient with the football, was excellent on third downs, did a terrific job of leading our offense throughout. He’s making the necessary strides at a critical time in this season. We think he’s improving and he needs to have a great game this Sunday.”

The Vikings defense also rose to the occasion and now sits at No. 16 overall. A defense that struggled mightily last season has effected a turnaround similar to what the Packers have done on defense this season.

“We’re probably playing our best football this season through this month of December. That’s exactly how you want to do this thing. You don’t want to peak in September and October. You want to get better as the year goes on and that’s what we’re doing. I do feel good about where we are defensively,” Frazier said.

The spotlight, however, will remain on Peterson. He’s the player who’s brought the Vikings to the brink of the postseason, and the TV cameras will be trained on him this Sunday as he attempts to set a new standard for running backs.

“I feel like I played with arguably the greatest to have ever played the position, but when (Peterson) had that 82-yard run at Lambeau, I thought about Walter (Payton),” Frazier said. “I’ve told Adrian this several times: He’s the closest thing I’ve seen to Walter, because he has the power, he has the speed, the agility. He’s a three-down back; he doesn’t have to come off the field. I’d put him up there with all the greats that have ever played the position. He’s not done. There’s still more to be accomplished by Adrian Peterson.”

Frazier said the game plan is about winning, not getting the record.

“We’ll have to call a regular game. If the record comes in the middle of getting a win, that’ll be great. Adrian would be the first to tell you the most important thing for our team is to win. If he doesn’t get the record and we win, he’ll be a happy dude. He wants to win the game and that’s the way we’re approaching it. We have to find a way to win the game,” Frazier said.

A third meeting between the two teams?

“That would mean we won this game on Sunday, so I’d be a happy, happy camper,” Frazier said.

Additional coverage - Dec. 26
 
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