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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.


Jennings heading to Africa to aid children

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Last July, Greg Jennings vowed he was going to do this someday.

Attending the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual awards and fundraising gala in St. Paul at the urging of friend and fellow NFL receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, Jennings said what he witnessed was “jaw-dropping.”

It wasn’t just that former President Bill Clinton spoke or that music stars Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks performed or that more than $7 million was raised in a little over four hours. It was the impact he saw on video of Starkey’s work, providing hard-of-hearing children around the world with hearing aids that would change their lives forever.

“When I was actually able to see it for myself, I thought this was definitely something my wife and I want to be a part of,” Jennings said. “I remember texting her during the event and telling her, ‘We’re going on one of these missions. I don’t know when or where, but we’re going.’”

The when is now for Jennings and his wife Nicole, and the where is the African republic of Tanzania. They depart on Monday and upon arriving overseas they will be joined by roughly a dozen other professional athletes – including Fitzgerald – and a medical group from “Pros for Africa” to begin fitting as many as a couple thousand African children with hearing aids.

The pro athletes like Jennings aren’t just there for show, either. Jennings said they’ll be doing the hands-on work of fitting and testing the children for the proper hearing devices, working day and night for several consecutive days.

To say Jennings is excited about getting personally involved in the efforts he watched at that gala nine months ago would be an understatement. Having established his own charitable foundation in 2008, Jennings knows the work will be enlightening and emotional at the same time.

“To put a hearing aid in a kid’s ear when they haven’t been able to audibly connect or relate or have dialogue with their parents or siblings or whomever … and then clap a couple of times and see them jump and their face light up because they heard you … it’s all to change a life,” Jennings said. “That’s what it’s all about.”

The 10-day trip will also include additional humanitarian work in Kenya and Ethiopia with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an organization Jennings got involved with late last year. In November, Jennings was one of 10 NFL stars to tape a public service announcement for USAID to raise awareness of the famine, war and drought in the Horn of Africa.

The USAID part of the trip will involve health, wellness and fitness work, Jennings said, helping to feed people as well as teaching youth and adults how to lead healthier lifestyles.

All in all, Jennings expects both missions that are part of this excursion to be life-changing for everyone involved, including for himself and Nicole.

“A lot of times you go on a trip like this with the mindset that you’re going to impact their lives, which you hope to do, but you never realize how much of an impact they might leave on you,” Jennings said.

“They’re going to look at us like, ‘Oh, my gosh, these are professional athletes,’ but I think we’re going to look at them and take back a greater appreciation of what we have, our family, material things … a greater overall appreciation of life itself.”

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