As the Packers are conducting their final preparations for this year's NFL Draft, Curly's Pub in Lambeau Field is getting set to host the 2013 Draft Party, taking place tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby and linebacker Brad Jones will join the party, along Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy,General Manager Ted Thompsonand Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
Tomorrow's party is free to the public and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Curly's Pub opens at 11 a.m. Activities for the party begin at 6 p.m. and fans are advised to arrive early.
The NFL draft features a three-day format, with Round 1 beginning at 7 p.m. CT, on Thursday, April 25, followed by Rounds 2-3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT Friday, April 26, and Rounds 4-7 beginning at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 27.
In addition to Thursday night's appearances by players and personnel, Curly's Pub will provide Draft Party food and drink specials, as well as contests and door prizes throughout the weekend.
The event will feature draft coverage on TV screens throughout Curly's Pub. On Thursday night, Packers' broadcast partners,Newsradio 620 WTMJ, WTMJ-TV (Today's TMJ4) and WGBA-TV (NBC26) will be on hand with Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren and others providing coverage and analysis, as well as interviews with Packers staff.
Other features of the draft weekend include:
- Draft Challenge Contest, an online draft pick contest that calls for participants to pick the Packers' No. 1 selection in the draft for a chance to win a prize package valued at $500. If participants don't want to make a selection, they can also be entered for a separate prize package by simply entering their email address and contact information. The challenge, which can be accessed at www.packers.com/fan-zone/contests.html, will begin Wednesday, April 17, at 9 a.m. CT and close at 6:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.
- Free entry for a chance to win door prizes, including autographed Packers items, during all three days of the draft.
Curly's Pub features Wi-Fi Internet access allowing attendees who bring wireless-enabled laptops and mobile devices to log on to their favorite draft websites and follow the action online.
More information can be found during draft week online at www.packers.com.