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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.


Utah guard deepens Packers' line talent

Posted Apr 30, 2011

The book on Caleb Schlauderaff is a short one, but it’s a complete one for a college prospect.

He’s played a lot of football, and he knows a lot of football.

The Packers drafted Schlauderaff, a four-year starter at left guard for Utah, in the sixth round with the 179th overall pick on Saturday.

“That’s a great program they have there at Utah,” Packers offensive line coach James Campen said. “They have a very multiple approach with their offensive schemes. They attack you any way they can. They do a variety of things, and in the film I’ve seen, he covers all those aspects you’re looking for in a player.”

What impresses Campen the most is Schlauderaff’s smarts and awareness on the field, a reflection of his academic all-conference honors in the Mountain West all four years. Campen described how he saw Schlauderaff adjust to different pass-blocking assignments on the fly in games while always remaining aware of where the quarterback was so he wouldn’t run into him or block somebody into him.

“You can clearly see on his tape that he has a full understanding of his offense,” Campen said. “He has a very good grasp of what they’re asking him to do and what the offensive scheme is asking him to do, and that’s impressive for a young guy.”

Listed at 6-4, 302, Schlauderaff isn’t young in terms of playing experience. He started 49 games over his four years at Utah, earning first-team All-MWC and a couple of second-team All-America honors in his final year.

He clearly took pride in taking the field every week, which came across to Campen when they spoke one-on-one.

“I had a great interview with him at the combine,” Campen said. “He’s a very head-strong kid that certainly respects and understands the value of practice. He doesn’t want to miss practice, he doesn’t want to miss games.

“A kid who’s durable and accountable is always a huge plus. He brings toughness into your room. He’s shown he can overcome little nagging things that happen to you and still perform at a high level.”

Whether he can rise high enough to make an NFL team is another question, but to no one’s surprise, he’s smart enough to know that.

“It’s a completely different ballgame, going from kids to men in a year, and it’s people’s jobs,” he said. “But I’m excited. To me it’s a challenge and I’m looking forward to see what I can do.

“I work hard, I think I’ve got physical tools. One thing I pride myself in is I play physical, and I think I play nasty.”

With the Packers’ uncertainty at the left guard position – veterans Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz could become free agents pending the next collective bargaining agreement, while young prospects T.J. Lang and Nick McDonald have limited playing experience – Schlauderaff should get a chance to compete right away.

The Packers also added tackle Derek Sherrod to the offensive line group in the first round on Thursday, and having too many players for too few spots is the way any coach likes to have things.

“It creates competition, and that brings out the best in everyone,” Campen said. “Certainly in our room the level of competition has increased over the last couple years, and these two gentlemen are going to push.”


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