The Green Bay Packers today reminded fans about Thursday night's official 2012 NFL Draft Party, presented by New Era, being held at Curly's Pub located in Lambeau Field. The event will feature appearances by Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy,General Manager Ted Thompson,Head Coach Mike McCarthy,tackleBryan Bulaga,and*fullback John Kuhn.*
The party is free to the public and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with activities beginning at 6 p.m.
In addition to 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, and Packers' broadcast partners Newsradio 620 WTMJ and NBC 26 will be on hand Thursday night with Wayne Larrivee providing coverage and analysis, as well as interviews with Packers staff.
This year's NFL draft features a three-day format, with Round 1 beginning at 7 p.m. CT, on Thursday, April 26, followed by Rounds 2-3 beginning at 6 p.m. CT Friday, April 27, and Rounds 4-7 beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 28.
Other features of the draft weekend include:
· Draft Day Challenge, an online draft pick contest that calls for participants to pick the top five players chosen in the draft, plus the Packers' No. 1 selection. Prize package to the winner valued at $500. One winner will be drawn from all qualified winning entries. The challenge will begin Thursday, April 19, at 9 a.m. and be closed at 6:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.
· 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 online at www.packers.com.