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  • 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/



Vic Ketchman

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


Packers made Saturday feel wanted, special

Posted Mar 28, 2012

It was an easy choice, for the Packers and for Jeff Saturday.

“It was the best fit for me and my family. The Packers are a phenomenal football team. Their offensive line is in really good shape. I felt I could help with my knowledge of the game. The Packers were the first visit I scheduled. I knew when I left it would be tough to change my mind,” Saturday told packers.com of his decision to sign a two-year contract with the team following his visit to Green Bay last week.

“They were definitely the most aggressive team. I felt they wanted me and needed me.”

Saturday had played 13 years in Indianapolis, where Saturday had snapped the football to Peyton Manning in every year of Manning’s career but his rookie season. That dynamic changed last season when Manning sat out the year with a neck injury, and any chance of a reunion between the two was dashed when Saturday signed with the Packers.

Manning signed early last week with the Broncos. It was immediately thought Saturday would make his way to Denver, too.

“It was the want of the Packers,” Saturday’s agent, Ralph Cindrich, said. “As soon as they lost (Scott) Wells, they went for him. Jeff said (the Broncos) didn’t really need me. It was always that want to feel special and that was the Packers.”

Saturday will replace Wells, a veteran center who signed with the Rams in free agency. At 36, Saturday is five years Wells’ senior, but Saturday believes he still has some game left in his arms and legs.

“I considered all of my options. I looked at everything. I want to keep playing football. Once I made up my mind to do that, it was a matter of where,” Saturday said.

One of his options was to retire and accept a position in the Colts’ front office. After wearing a horseshoe on the side of his helmet for 13 seasons, Saturday had become a symbol of the team’s run of success during the Manning era.

“It’s going to be different for me. Thirteen years with the same team. That doesn’t happen very often. I’m looking forward to putting the G on,” Saturday said.

“We’ll look at it and see how it goes. As long as they want me and I want to keep playing, I’ll keep going. They know what I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished. It’s a perfect fit.  Come in and play as well as I can and help teach the young guys things I may know. They were looking for another veteran to come in.”

It’s also not often that a center transitions from one great quarterback to another. Saturday snapped the ball to Manning in four MVP seasons. Next fall, Saturday will be snapping the ball to the reigning NFL MVP, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“Their offense is as good as it gets in the NFL. You look at the points they scored last year. Those guys know how to play offense. The tempo they push is good to play. They don’t need a whole lot to keep doing what they’re doing. I don’t know Aaron in the same way, but I know he’s an ultimate competitor,” Saturday said.

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