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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 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • 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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

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Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Packers, Jostens partner again on Super Bowl ring

Posted May 3, 2011

The Packers and Jostens will continue their tradition of producing Super Bowl championship rings, which began with the first of its kind and will count four when Jostens’ newest version is presented to the team on a date to be announced later.

“This will be the fourth ring they’ve designed and manufactured for the Packers,” Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said in explaining the team’s decision to employ Jostens as the designer and manufacturer of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV championship ring.

“We did get input from the players. Before the lockout commenced we did get comments from our captains,” Murphy said.

Coach Vince Lombardi was the lead voice in the design of the Packers’ Super Bowl I championship ring. Then came Super Bowl II and, 29 years later, Super Bowl XXXI championship rings and, now, of course, the Packers’ fourth Super Bowl championship and 13th league title. The coaches and players have changed through the years, but Jostens remains the team’s ring designer.

“What I liked about Jostens is they have a tremendous reputation in the industry. We have a history with them. They’ve done every ring in Packers history. Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson and I felt the sample ring they provided was the best,” Murphy said.

“I want to give special mention to Russ Ball (vice president, football administration) and Tim Connolly (vice president of sales and marketing). They did a fine job working through the process,” Murphy added.

“It just felt right,” Connolly said of joining with Jostens on the project. “There was a sense that the ring should have some continuity and connection to our past rings. You look at the 1996 ring and you see elements of that in this ring.”

Design of the ring will be withheld until the ring is unveiled at a celebration ceremony.

The Packers’ Super Bowl I ring is cast in gold and has one diamond on the top representing the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl I. The top of the ring displays “Green Bay Packers, World Champions” and the year, 1966. One side of the ring shows the score of Super Bowl I – Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10 – and has the NFL shield logo. The other side displays an image of the iconic Green Bay Packers helmet. The ring also displays three important words to Coach Lombardi and keys to the Packers’ success: harmony, courage and valor.

“Jostens also impressed us with the ability to create special collections of commemorative jewelry. There will be exclusive collections made for shareholders, season-ticket holders and a fan collection,” Connolly said.

The fan collection will be sold solely by the Packers Pro Shop and will be available by mid-summer.

 
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