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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.


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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