Free Party To Include Murphy, Thompson, McCarthy, Plus Brad Jones and James Jones
Curly"s Pub at the Lambeau Field Atrium, the Packers" official 2010 NFL Draft weekend headquarters, is set for Thursday night"s Draft Party that will feature appearances by Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, GM Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy, along with Packers players Brad Jones and James Jones.
The event is free to the public and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Party festivities begin at 5 p.m.
This year"s NFL Draft features a new, three-day format, with Round 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. CDT, April 22, Rounds 2-3 beginning at 5 p.m. April 23, and Rounds 4-7 beginning at 9 a.m. April 24.
In addition to Thursday night"s party for Round 1, Curly"s Pub will have food and drink specials, as well as contests and prizes, for the remaining rounds, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday night, April 23, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24.
The weekend will feature draft coverage on TV screens throughout Curly"s, in both the pub and dining room, and the Packers" broadcast partners, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and WFRV-TV, will be on hand Thursday night with Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren and Bill Michaels providing coverage and analysis, as well as interviews with Packers staff and players.
Other features of the Draft weekend at Curly"s Pub include a first-round draft pick contest, where a successful prediction of the Packers" first-round selection will garner the winner a football signed by the Packers' 2010 No. 1 pick. One winner will be drawn from all qualified winning entries. Attendees also will have free entry for a chance to win other door prizes, including autographed Packers items, during all three days of the draft.
The Packers" Draft Challenge, an online draft pick contest, also is underway. It calls for participants to pick the top five players chosen in the draft, plus the Packers" No. 1 selection.
Curly"s Pub features Wi-Fi Internet access allowing attendees who bring wireless-enabled laptops to log on to their favorite draft Web sites and follow the action online.
Packers sponsors Coke, Verizon and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will be on hand with activities for fans as well.
More information can be found online at www.packers.com/draft_party.