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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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 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.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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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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Packers stock going, going ...

Posted Dec 8, 2011

The raw numbers are stunning, but the reasons behind them are not.

The Packers have sold more than 185,000 shares of team stock since Tuesday morning, already topping the last stock sale in 1997 by more than 50 percent. In terms of proceeds, the Packers have nearly doubled the previous sale, raising approximately $43 million dollars in the first 48 hours the stock was available.

Shares are $250 each and can be purchased by logging on to www.packersowner.com or by calling for an offering document at 1-855-8-GO-PACK.

“I’m never surprised by the passion and the loyalty of our fans,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said on Thursday. “Everybody in the organization is just ecstatic about the way this has gone.”

Fourteen years ago, the Packers sold approximately 120,000 shares at $200 apiece over a 17-week period, netting roughly $24 million.

Money from the current stock sale will go toward funding the $143 million Lambeau Field improvement project that will include 6,700 new seats in the south end zone and new state-of-the-art video boards on both ends of the 54-year-old venue.

“We have often said that Lambeau Field is one of the best assets that the Packers organization has, and to be able to enhance that and ensure that it continues to not only be a great facility but to provide even a better home-field advantage and to help our team I think resonated with our fans,” Murphy said.

This is the fifth stock sale in team history. The original allotment for this sale is 250,000 shares, and Murphy said the franchise would look into expanding that if necessary.

“At this point we’re just going to wait and see how it plays out,” Murphy said. “We’re obviously very pleased that we’re as close to that number as we are now.”

Residents of all 50 states plus three territories have purchased shares. Murphy said Wisconsin, as usual, is leading the way, though he suggested that the overall percentage of shares sold in Wisconsin is down from last time, an indication of the power of online sales, the team’s ever-growing fan base, and the popularity of the NFL as a whole.

The team’s current success and the pre-holiday timing also are factors, as are former shareholders who now have an opportunity to pass along their symbol of loyalty to the franchise.

“I think a lot of our sales are coming from shareholders who are now buying shares for their sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters,” Murphy said. “That’s what I’m excited about as I look to the future, is we’re adding now 185,000-plus additional shareholders (who) are going to have that strong bond with the organization that I think will benefit us for years to come.”

Stock in the Packers does not constitute an investment in “stock” in the common sense of the term.

Anyone considering the purchase of Packers stock should not purchase the stock to make a profit or to receive a dividend or tax deduction or any other economic benefits.

Additional coverage - Dec. 8
 
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