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  • 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 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • 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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.

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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.

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One man has all four rings

Posted Jul 2, 2011

He’s got all four, and yes, he does have a favorite.

Willie Davis is the only person to possess all four of the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl rings. He earned the first two as a Hall of Fame defensive end in the 1960s, the third as a member of the team’s board of directors (1994-2005), and the most recent one as an emeritus director.

He’s proud of them all, but his last one as a player, capping the Packers’ three straight titles under Vince Lombardi following the 1967 season, means the most to him.

“There’s no question the last two rings have more bling, as they say,” Davis said, unable to hold back the hearty laughter for which he’s well-known. “But I can tell you the ring with the three diamonds, the second Super Bowl, and what was encompassed in that with three consecutive championships, that has resonated with me.”

When Davis flew from his home in California to Lambeau Field for the Super Bowl XLV ring ceremony a few weeks ago, he didn’t know he was about to become the only person to own all four rings. A work colleague had mentioned the possibility to him before he headed for the airport, but he hadn’t given it much thought.

Then, when Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced during the ceremony the “status” Davis was about to achieve, it started to sink in.

“For a moment I was literally stunned, but excited to the bone,” Davis said. “Not so much as being the only one, but just being one with an association and involvement with the Packers in all the success and hoopla that a Super Bowl brings.”

Since returning to California, Davis has hosted several impromptu show-and-tell moments with friends, displaying all four rings together.

One day, just for the heck of it, he pulled out four other rings – two from pre-Super Bowl titles in Green Bay, one from his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction, and one from his Black College Football Hall of Fame induction, which took place this past February – just to see what a collection of eight looked like.

He’ll wear one of his rings only on special occasions, and he won’t wear more than one on each hand at any given time. It’s fun to pick and choose, though.

The Super Bowl XLV ring is by far the most “exotic,” according to Davis, and he expects he’ll be asked to bring it with him to any forthcoming speaking engagements.

Davis still follows the Packers closely, of course, and he couldn’t have been more honored to play the part he did in last winter’s postseason run.

In January, Davis flew to Chicago to serve as the Packers’ honorary captain in the NFC Championship against the Bears. He walked out to midfield for the coin toss, watched part of the game from the sideline, and then presented the George S. Halas trophy to the team in the locker room following the victory.

The whole experience meant more to him than he could have possibly imagined.

“I have trouble describing the magnitude of that, the nostalgia,” he said. “Going back in time, the Chicago Bears on any occasion, that was get-up time. Get up, ready to play, get fired up. When I walked up on the stage to present that trophy, I had every thought about every championship, almost like every time we had an occasion to play the Chicago Bears.

“To walk out of there with the opportunity to present the trophy in George Halas territory was one of the greatest moments in my life.”

Getting that fourth ring ranks up there, too. He still marvels at the “bling.”

“This last ring, wow!” Davis said, still laughing. “I’ll have to pull for the Packers to win another championship just to see what the next ring would look like.”

 
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