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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

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Vic Ketchman

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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Rodgers back at practice, ready to go

Posted Aug 30, 2011

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was back on the practice field on Tuesday and is expected to play, though briefly, in Thursday’s preseason finale against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. How’s that for good news on which to end training camp?

“Aaron felt great today. Probably overreacting yesterday to him going through camp. I see no reason (for him) not to play on Thursday,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following Tuesday’s practice.

Rodgers was held out of practice on Monday due to a sore foot. McCarthy said Rodgers’ inactivity was precautionary, but anytime the quarterback is held out of practice, especially when it’s the reigning Super Bowl MVP, it’s news.

So, all seemed to be in order as the Packers broke camp, so to speak, on Tuesday. Once upon a time, when camps were longer and more rigorous, it was tradition for the head coach on the final day of camp to give a sort of state-of-the-team address that included a statement of expectation. This year’s camp, of course, was neither long nor rigorous.

“It’s the easiest one physically,” McCarthy said. “Practices are shorter. We’re practicing smarter. Last week, we definitely hit the target.”

As the Packers break camp and head into a preseason finale that’ll likely see the ones take a seat early and turn Lambeau into a field of dreams for young players trying to find a place in the NFL, they are on target for a season-opener of extraordinary importance. The Packers’ opponent will be the 2009 NFL champions, the New Orleans Saints, one of the favorites to unseat the Packers in the NFC.

Have the Packers already begun preparation for the Saints?

“Some of us, I think, have,” Rodgers said. “I like where we’re at. I like the no-huddle.”

The Packers are where they’re at largely because Rodgers is their quarterback. On the heels of a nearly five-month lockout, the Packers almost certainly wouldn’t have been able to hit McCarthy’s target without a quarterback of Rodgers’ esteem at the helm.

“We would not have as much in if we didn’t have a veteran quarterback. Our approach is clearly in line with our veterans. We’re still going to be a young team. That’s how our program is built,” McCarthy said.

In the Packers’ case, young doesn’t mean inexperienced. It would seem to be the advantage the Packers hold over most of the league. They have young legs that have already run to a championship.

“I feel we’re in good shape. Going no-huddle helped get our play count up. I feel good about where we are,” McCarthy said in what amounted to a mini state-of-the-team proclamation.

The Packers’ success in the no-huddle offense is one of the main stories of camp. Will the no-huddle become the team’s identity?

Rodgers said it wouldn’t. “It’s just got to be a wrinkle in the offense,” he added.

What kind of offense will Rodgers and company become in 2011?

“The ’09 season, when we led the league in time of possession, set the Packers record for points, set the Packers record for points on the road, that’s the blueprint for us. Last year, I think everybody would (say) that’s not the kind of offense we want to play,” Rodgers said.

Defenses bear the burden of deciding how to attack an offense that has shown it can play at a fast pace and move quickly down the field, or slow it down and protect a lead. Rodgers said he welcomes pressure. Atlanta tried to pressure the Packers in the playoffs and “we gashed them a little bit,” Rodgers said.

“We like it when teams bring pressure because if we can pick it up and I can deliver the ball, there’s more space,” he said.

In pronouncing himself and his offense fit and ready to go – he said that on paper it’s “the best group we’ve seen” – Rodgers also declared his concussions of a year ago to be of no concern.

“I’m past that. I recovered from them,” he said.

Yes, it would seem the Packers are where they need to be and ready to break camp.

 
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