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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/



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


He saw the light; joins FAN Hall of Fame

Posted Feb 14, 2012

The first game Rick Steele witnessed at Lambeau Field was on a rainy, miserable Monday night in 2003, and the Packers lost in the waning seconds to Philadelphia on a Donovan McNabb touchdown pass.

Yet, that became the beginning of unparalleled dedication.

“I knew a lot of Packers history, but once we came here, honestly, it was just something magical,” said Steele, 39, a Pennsylvania native who was named the 14th member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame on Tuesday. “It was very special. Something about it just grabbed me.”

Steele was selected from 10 finalists for the FAN Hall of Fame during a month-long online and mail-in voting process that produced 100,000-plus votes, more than double last year’s total. Edging Rick Wiltzius of Wausau, Wis., by less than 4,000 votes, Steele was presented with a plaque by President/CEO Mark Murphy in a gathering at the Lambeau Field auditorium that several other finalists attended.

Crediting his wife, Kristi, with turning his allegiance from his home-state Steelers to the Packers, Steele has since dedicated five rooms in his house to Packers memorabilia. He also made his home the first outside the Green Bay area to have Packers carpeting installed.

He and Kristi named their son Brett, now 6 years old, after longtime Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, and Steele says his favorite piece of memorabilia is a double turnstile from Lambeau Field that sits underneath his TV on Sundays while his family watches its favorite team.

“Our lives are Green Bay Packers, non-stop, all the time,” he said.

Steele came to Green Bay on Tuesday wearing a Packers tie, a logo denim shirt, and a blazer with team logos embroidered on the inner lining. He was also sporting his shareholders’ Super Bowl ring, which he purchased right after buying his share of stock two months ago.

A technical education teacher and volunteer firefighter from Greensburg, Pa., about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Steele generated some media attention prior to the Packers-Steelers matchup in Super Bowl XLV.

A local television news crew came to his house to produce a feature story that led to threats against his property.

“It spiraled out of control,” he said. The furor died down, fortunately, after the Packers’ victory in the Super Bowl, which he ranks as his top moment as a fan, along with Favre’s memorable Monday night performance in Oakland back in 2003 the night after Favre’s father died.

Coincidentally, Steele was in Green Bay for the Packers-Raiders game in December this past season when he received the phone call notifying him of his status as a FAN Hall of Fame finalist.

“Ever since that time, this has been unbelievable,” he said.

In addition to the plaque, Steele also wins four club seats to a 2012 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate, a road trip for two to a 2012 Packers away game, and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus and Packer Insider.

His name will also be permanently displayed, along with the 13 previous honorees, in the Packers Hall of Fame.

In addition to Wiltzius, this year’s other finalists included Gary Green, Lake Worth, Fla.; Jimmy Krueger, Euless, Texas.; Joe Kuhar, Janesville, Wis.; Lana Longe, New Berlin, Wis.; Peter Michaud, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lori Mueller, Eland, Wis.; Joe Phillips, Nolanville, Texas.; and Mark Stegmeier, Calgary, AB, Canada. The fan contest was sponsored by Goodwill, Mattress Firm, Best Buy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“To be the No. 1 fan,” Steele said, “words can’t describe the honor.”

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