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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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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Win over Vikings leaves Packers 5-2 and getting better

Posted Oct 27, 2013

Aaron Rodgers put a lot on his shoulders; Lacy, Starks carried the load

MINNEAPOLIS—They never needed to punt, despite having only one of their opening-day receivers in the lineup.

The Packers scored a 44-31 win over the Vikings on Sunday night. It kept the Packers in first place in the NFC North but it’s what the win says about this team that resonates loudest: The Packers are building toward a late-season run.

“I’m very impressed with our football team tonight. I can’t give Aaron Rodgers and our players enough credit,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said.

Impressive? Let’s start with 40 minutes and 54 seconds time of possession. That’s a stat built on a rushing attack that gets stronger by the week. The Packers outrushed the Vikings and Adrian Peterson 182-111. A year ago, it was unthinkable.

“We’re 5-2 and we’re getting better,” McCarthy said. “We’ll have a chance to grow from this.”

The Packers’ growth has now reached four consecutive wins. They can make it five in a row with a win at Lambeau Field over the Chicago Bears next week.

Sunday night’s win over the Vikings was necessary for the Packers to retain first place in the North, after the Lions rallied to beat the Cowboys earlier in the day. Then, on the opening kickoff in the Metrodome, Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson turned the pressure up a notch with a 109-yard return for a touchdown.

“That’s a tough way to start. On the road, that’s not how you want to start. We answered back. That possession after that is probably the most important one,” Rodgers said of a 14-play, 90-yard touchdown drive that killed the Vikings momentum and tied the game at 7-7.

Rodgers and the offense turned in another superb performance. They scored on every possession except their final one, which was a one minute and 24-second victory formation.

“I wasn’t going to let this team beat us. I put a lot on my shoulders,” Rodgers said.

With James Jones, Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley sidelined by injury, Jordy Nelson was the only receiver in the lineup that was in the starting lineup on opening day. Rodgers completed passes to Andrew Quarless, Jarrett Boykin and Myles White, but it was Nelson who softened the loss of Jones, Cobb and Finley.

“I like Jordy everywhere,” said McCarthy, who creatively used Nelson as a slot receiver. “He can play any position.”

Rodgers connected on touchdown passes of 11 and 76 yards to Nelson, and Eddie Lacy and James Starks pounded out 94 and 57 yards rushing respectively, in an offense that mixed run and pass to the tune of 42 runs and 29 passes. It was further proof that this is a very different Packers team from those of recent years.

“This offense would not work without him,” McCarthy said of Rodgers, whose precision passing helped convert 13 of 18 third-down attempts.

The stats paint an even more dominant picture of the Packers’ performance than the final score would indicate. The Packers gained 464 yards to the Vikings’ 243, and rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari pitched a shutout at Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen, who doesn’t even appear in the final defensive statistics; not so much as a tackle.

“David did a heckuva job. David is getting better and better every week. I can’t say enough about the consistency the young man is playing with,” Rodgers said of Bakhtiari.

McCarthy can’t say enough about Rodgers.

“I think this is shaping up to be one of Aaron’s best years. There are a lot of things that don’t show up on the stat sheet,” McCarthy said.

What does appear on the stat sheet is a quarterback that threw for 285 yards, no interceptions and a 130.6 passer rating, unselfishly mixed run with pass, and continued to make “stars” out of little-known receivers. This week, it was Myles White, who caught five passes for 89 yards.

It all contributed to a memorable night.

“I kept my field pass,” McCarthy said of the souvenir he’ll take from the final Packers-Vikings game to have been played at the Metrodome.

“Greg (Jennings) and I talked. We have a lot of good memories together,” Rodgers said of the summer soap opera that concluded with Jennings making just one catch for nine meaningless yards.

The Packers, it would seem, are headed for much more meaningful memories.

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