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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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/

     

Murphy Takes 5

Mark Murphy

Murphy Takes 5 is a monthly column written by President and CEO, Mark Murphy. On the first Saturday of every month, Mark will write about a topic of interest to Packers fans and the organization, and then answer five fan questions. Fans are encouraged to email Mark with their name and hometown at: MurphyTakes5@packers.com

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Murphy Takes 5: Shareholders make July sizzle

Posted Aug 4, 2012


Murphy Takes 5 is a monthly column written by President and CEO Mark Murphy. On the first Saturday of every month, Mark will write about a topic of interest to Packers fans and the organization, and then answer five fan questions. Fans are encouraged to email Mark with their name and hometown at: MurphyTakes5@packers.com

July was an eventful month for the Green Bay Packers. And the season hasn’t even started.

We welcomed thousands of new shareholders to Lambeau Field for their first annual meeting, reported to our shareholders that we are in excellent financial shape, and opened training camp to loyal fans from across the country.

It was a pleasure to see so many new shareholders at our meeting on July 24. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet many of them in the Atrium afterward. Shareholders raised many topics, including their excitement on their first visit to Lambeau Field, the excellent new HD video boards, their excitement for the season, how fortunate we are to have Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy leading the team, and their passionate support for players like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews.

During the meeting, we discussed the franchise’s strong financial performance over the past year. We had record revenue of $302 million, record net income of nearly $43 million and, in what we feel is the best measure of our operations, a net operating profit of $43 million, also a new record. Two-thirds of the increase was due to revenue growth, on the heels of our 2010 Super Bowl season and 2011 15-1 campaign, but another third was due to our ability to lower costs.

While these numbers are impressive, what is most important is that we will continue to be in a position to support a winning football team on the field – our main goal as an organization. They also demonstrate that we have utilized the redeveloped Lambeau Field as an asset and will continue to build for the long-term success of the organization. We’re investing the profits right back into Lambeau Field.

Lastly, it’s been great to see many thousands of fans at training camp. For me, it is a wonderful time for the Packers and our fans. Families of fans come to Green Bay to enjoy a taste of the Packers experience. Walking through the parking lot, I see license plates from states all over the country. Families take in practice and other activities, kids give a player a lift on a bike and get autographs, and then they often visit the Hall of Fame and take a stadium tour. We appreciate fans spending their summer vacation time in Green Bay.

Now, on to your questions: 

J.J. from Richmond, IL

I was wondering if the Packers will hold camps for high school players?

Thanks for having an interest in high school football, J.J. The Packers have a variety of programs associated with youth football, including a free High School Player Development (HSPD) camp for incoming high school freshman through seniors. It focuses on character development and specific football skills training by position. This past June, camps were held in Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Look for information for next summer’s camps in 2013.

The HSPD also had its first Leadership Program this July, with NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Troy Vincent leading a character development session. Watch for such programs in the future.

All our youth football information can be found online at packers.com/community/youth-football.html.

A question from Sean

What is the possibility of having a preseason game at Camp Randall?

The Packers enjoyed 10 games in Madison from 1986-95, with a 7-3 record, and had great support from the fans there. At that time, teams had the ability to play preseason games in areas other than their home cities. The practice now is to play all games at teams’ regular stadiums. We don’t foresee a game in Madison, but we know we have plenty of fans from south central Wisconsin make their way to Lambeau Field. Also, our home games are very important to the Green Bay economy, so we would be reluctant to move home games away from Green Bay.

Ryan from Delphos, OH

I will be starting college in about a month majoring in physical therapy.  My question for you is do the Packers have team physical therapists?

Hi, Ryan. Best of luck as you begin college. The Packers have an excellent medical staff, which includes our physicians and certified athletic trainers. Our head athletic trainer, Pepper Burruss, is also a certified physical therapist.

Chase from Springfield, IL

Since becoming president of the Packers, what has been your favorite moment?

Thanks, Chase. Great question. Without a doubt, my favorite moment was when we won Super Bowl XLV. In my role, I realize how difficult it is to win a Super Bowl championship, and how many people contribute to bring us the championship, so it was a special occasion. Also, I was able to celebrate the victory on the field with my son, Brian. In 1983, after the Redskins won Super Bowl XVII, I celebrated with my father after the game. The celebration in Dallas brought back many great memories for me.

A question from Shamika

What are the Packers doing to engage female Packers fans?

The Packers are fortunate to have one of the most passionate and educated fan bases in all of sports, and that includes our female fans. Our surveys show that our fan base is about 60 percent male and 40 percent female. On packers.com, our split is nearly 50-50.  This demonstrates we have a very strong following from female fans, but we also continue to work on ways to engage them.

Our Packers Pro Shop does a terrific job of offering a variety of items specifically for female fans. From clothing to accessories to hats and jewelry, many fun and high quality products are available.

During the season, we work with the NFL during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and have games dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease that affects so many women and their families. You may recall our players and coaches having pink in their uniforms and clothing on those days.

We also have offered engaging programs in the past, such as “Football 101,” which brought women together to have fun and learn more about the X’s and O’s behind the game.

The NFL also engages female fans through national advertising. You may have seen some of the print and television ads. My daughters had the privilege of being part of one of those ads and had a lot of fun with it.

 
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