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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.


Walden apologizes to teammates, fans; injury update; thoughts on Detroit suspension

Posted Nov 29, 2011

Outside linebacker Erik Walden apologized to his teammates and fans for the legal situation he’s involved in, and said he’s unsure if he’s playing Sunday against the Giants.

Walden, who was arrested early last Friday morning as a result of a domestic incident but has yet to be charged, spoke with reporters in the locker room on Tuesday after having spent the weekend in jail. He gained his release on a signature bond on Monday and has another court hearing scheduled for next week.

He issued the following statement before taking a few questions: “First off, I’d like to thank the most high for helping me get through this matter,” he said. “Second, I want to apologize to the entire organization, my teammates, and the fans. It’s an ongoing process. I respect that process, and it’s just unfortunate that I brought something negative from so much positive that’s going on with this organization. I’m cooperating fully.”

When asked if the situation will prevent him from playing on Sunday, Walden referred the question to Head Coach Mike McCarthy, who will speak to the media on Wednesday. Walden did say he has resigned himself to the fact that he may not play.

“I feel terrible about the situation,” he said.

Frank Zombo has not played since injuring his hamstring in San Diego four games ago and, provided he’s healthy, would likely be the first option to replace Walden if he doesn’t play.

Teammates expressed their support for Walden but don’t believe the situation will distract the team during its current unbeaten season.

“I don’t think it’s that much of a distraction,” inside linebacker Desmond Bishop said. “With a team like ours, with strong-minded people, something like that is not going to be in our way from accomplishing our goal.”

Bishop, who left last Thursday’s game against Detroit with a calf injury, said he’s feeling better and would wait until later in the week to see if he’s up to playing at New York.

Right guard Josh Sitton is a little worse for wear, walking around with a brace on his injured knee but preparing to help whoever is his replacement this week. Sitton said he and Evan Dietrich-Smith, who took his spot in Detroit, were chatting Monday night while both were watching the Giants play in New Orleans.

“It’s not easy to come off the sidelines,” Sitton said, referring to Dietrich-Smith’s duty. “You’re not warmed up. It can happen just as quickly as it did. I’m proud of the way he came in and played.”

Dietrich-Smith ended up being on the wrong end of Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s ejection-inducing behavior, which got Suh suspended for two games by the league. The suspension was announced Tuesday morning.

Reaction to the suspension by the Packers was indifferent, at best. Sitton said he didn’t care and that “it’s in the past,” while teammates echoed that sentiment.

“It’s over,” left guard T.J. Lang said. “He’s getting his discipline, and that’s it. That’s not our business to worry about. We put that behind us last week. We’re moving on to the Giants. Our focus is totally off that.”

The Packers do feel the four-day break they received following their Thanksgiving victory will help with that focus. The players returned to the team facility on Tuesday for meetings and film review, and they’ll be back on the practice field on Wednesday for a normal week of preparation.

“We hit that stretch of three games in 11 days and that was physically taxing on everybody,” fullback John Kuhn said. “To get out of here for four days and get to recover, get to refresh your mind, it’s going to go a long way here down the stretch.”

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