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    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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.

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  • 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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Packers make Jared Abbrederis' dream come true

Posted May 10, 2014

Badgers wide receiver drafted in fifth round

GREEN BAY—Considering the fact he began his college career as a walk-on, it would have been natural for Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis to begin his NFL career as an undrafted rookie.

But Abbrederis became too good for that.

It only adds to the story of how far Abbrederis has come now that the Wautoma, Wis., native has been drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 176th overall pick, a compensatory selection at the end of the fifth round.

“It’s crazy right now,” Abbrederis said moments after the Packers drafted him on Saturday. “There’s a lot going through my head. Being a walk-on at Wisconsin, and being able to have my dream to play in the NFL and on the Packers, my team, that’s the team I rooted for. I’m just excited to be a part of the organization.”

The Packers are excited to have another productive receiver joining the roster, along with second-round pick Davante Adams from Fresno State, who was drafted on Friday night. Abbrederis caught 202 passes for 3,140 yards and 23 TDs in his Badger career, ranking first in school history in receptions and second in the other two categories.

Abbrederis said it was in his sophomore year, when he earned his scholarship and played with quarterback Russell Wilson and receiver Nick Toon, both future NFL draft picks, that he realized he might have a chance in the pros.

He cemented that in his own and most scouts’ minds when he dominated Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby last season, catching 10 passes for 207 yards and a TD. Roby was drafted in the first round on Thursday night by the AFC champion Broncos with the 31st overall pick.

“That was definitely a big game for me, confidence-wise,” Abbrederis said. “That gave me the confidence I can play at this level. I have to go out and prove it, but I’m excited about the opportunity.”

Joining a receiving corps that features Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin and now Adams leaves Abbrederis with his work cut out for him, but that’s nothing new for the former prep quarterback.

“It speaks to his mindset when he entered college. He walked on,” Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett said. “We want all our guys to have that same mindset and that competitive spirit, where you want to prove it over and over again. You love those qualities about him.”

Bennett also spoke highly of Abbrederis’ route-running and his football smarts, two things that stood out on film, particularly in the big game against Roby.

“I love Jared’s versatility,” Bennett said. “He can play inside and outside. He can also jump in and do returns. He’ll have a great opportunity to come in and earn it. He’s coming from a great program right down the road, so we’re excited about that.”

Abbrederis is the first former Badger to be drafted by the Packers since offensive lineman Bill Ferrario back in the fourth round in 2001. He surprised some by running a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at the combine, but was downgraded for only bench-pressing four reps at 225 pounds. He said he’ll spend time in the weight room, the film room, wherever the Packers want him to be.

In typical Wisconsinite fashion, Abbrederis was watching the draft at the family cabin, knowing he has only a few more days to relax before his NFL adventure – and the work – truly begins.

“I’m ready to get back at it,” he said. “Obviously you have to work for everything that’s in front of you, but I’m excited for the opportunity.

“They have a lot of great wide receivers there now, and I’m excited to be part of that group. They do a really good job building up wide receivers.”

Complete coverage: Meet the Draft Class

 
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