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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.


Williams brings game, story to GB

Posted Apr 30, 2011

The Packers got another pass-catching weapon and D.J. Williams got the promise of a life neither he nor his family has ever known. Yeah, it’s a real good fit and an even better story.

Williams, 6-2, 251, from Arkansas, has overcome a lot more in his life than the lack of ideal size for a tight end. He and his mother overcame a dramatic story of domestic violence that chased the family from Dallas to Little Rock, Ark. A life of violence and poverty has now graduated to the bright lights of the NFL.

“We’ve been through a lot; came from nothing to where we are now and when we got a call from the Green Bay Packers, when we saw that name across the screen, it became reality and we are so thankful for it,” Williams told reporters assembled at Lambeau Field to cover day three of the Packers’ draft.

Williams was a star at Arkansas, where he was one of Ryan Mallet’s main weapons. Williams won the John Mackey Award last year. It is presented annually to the nation’s number one tight end.

The Packers, no doubt, were interested in Williams because he is the classic contemporary tight end Head Coach Mike McCarthy loves to feature. Williams was used in motion quite a bit by Arkansas Coach Bob Petrino. Williams lined up at fullback, as a true tight end, in the slot and split wide.

Packers tight ends coach Ben McAdoo described Williams’ in-line blocking ability as “functional.” Clearly, Williams was drafted mostly for what he’ll lend to the passing game.

“I really thought I was going to be off the board when Miami came up in the fourth (round),” Williams said. “It was a long wait. I do understand that my size was an issue. I’m not going to let it hold me back.”

Asked what he knows about the logjam of tight end talent on the Packers’ roster, Williams said: “I know they have a stud coming back who was injured. I’ve never been scared of competition in front of me.”

The “stud” to which he was referring is likely Jermichael Finley, who missed nearly all of last season with a knee injury.

“I was surprised he was on the board. We had a chance to sit down in Indy and talk. He’s a great guy,” McAdoo said of Williams. “When you turn the tape on, he was one of the best players on the field, no matter who they were playing.”

Arkansas plays in the SEC, where the competition, of course, is stiff.

He was described by McAdoo as possessing “big hands, natural hands. He’s coming out of a pro style. He is a confident natural hands-catcher.”

Williams would seem to be another example of a top-of-the-board, best-available-player pick by General Manager Ted Thompson.

“The board is a living, breathing animal. It kind of has its own heartbeat,” McAdoo joked.

Williams’ story is all about the heart.

“We lived in shelters for awhile, but when we moved into our house, that’s when we got a clean plate. I just want to get her out of the neighborhood we’re in in Little Rock, so she doesn’t have to lock the doors at night,” Williams said of his mother.

That might have to be put on hold awhile longer.

“I have no job and no money … maybe when the lockout is over,” Williams said.



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