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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/

     

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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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Wynn's big chance on Friday

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Jarius Wynn wasn’t accustomed to rejection, so he wasn’t prepared for the hurt that accompanies it.

“It was a hard, tough feeling. You learn from it,” Wynn said of being cut by the Packers last summer.

The hurt with which Wynn left Green Bay was new to him. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 2 player in the nation coming out of junior college. By the time Wynn reached the University of Georgia, which has produced an orchard full of NFL talent, Wynn had known nothing but stardom.

Last summer changed all of that. The week Wynn spent dealing with his release, before rejoining the Packers in Week 2, became the pivot point in his career. He returned to Green Bay with a greater resolve.

“It made me reset, come to reality. What am I going to do now? Am I going to get another chance? I never in my life want to feel like that again,” he said as he cooled down from another sun-drenched training camp practice.

Wynn has fought his way into position in this training camp to win more than just a roster spot. With Mike Neal out due to a knee injury and C.J. Wilson sidelined by a concussion, Wynn has become a very important player on the Packers defense and on Friday, in Indianapolis, he’ll have a chance to take steps toward significant playing time in 2011.

“With defensive linemen, a lot of times they take a leap in that third year, and I think that’s what he’s done,” Packers Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac said. “He’s got long arms. He presents a different body type than our other guys do. He spent the winter studying pass-rush.”

Wynn and Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji grew close during the offseason, and Raji became a positive influence on a player that wanted to improve his game.

“I just encouraged him to use his assets. I encouraged him to open up his stride and use his length against opponents,” Raji said.

What did the rejection of last summer do to Wynn?

“It rededicated him. I would have to assume it’s humbling. He came back with a purpose,” Raji said.

“I think he’s taken his game to the next level,” Trgovac said of Wynn. “Last year, he started training camp slow and he got released. It can be a little bit of a wakeup call.

“He was doing things in practice he wasn’t carrying over to the games. He’s seeing things faster and that takes repetitions. With the injuries we have, there are a lot of guys taking a lot of extra reps. B.J. and J-Dub, their rep counts are way above anybody’s else’s.”

“I knew I could play,” Wynn said. “When the opportunity comes, you have to take full advantage of it. I’m trying to put it all together.”

He’ll have plenty of opportunity to do that on Friday.

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