Packers set to host 2015 NFL Draft party Saturday in Milwaukee

Attendees can enter for chance to announce Packers draft picks

The Green Bay Packers are set to host their official 2015 NFL Draft Party on Saturday, May 2, at Evolution in Milwaukee.

Event attendees will have the chance to participate in the draft by entering raffles for the opportunity to announce Packers draft picks live on the NFL Network or its online partners.

The party will also feature a program hosted by Larry McCarren from noon to 1:30 p.m. The program will include appearances and autographs by Packers alumni Antonio Freeman, Jim Grabowski, LeRoy Butler, Mark Chmura and Derrick Mayes, as well as other prize raffles and fan giveaways.

The Saturday party is free to the public and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with activities offered from 11 a.m. until the draft concludes. A $5 limited party menu will be offered and all tap beer will be $4 during the event.

Those wishing to enter the raffle to announce the Packers' draft picks live on television or online can begin entering starting at 11 a.m. Raffle entrants must be present to win.

Evolution is located in downtown Milwaukee's trendy yet Historic Third Ward, at 233 E. Chicago St. Event parking is available in the parking structure next door (225 E. Chicago St.), where full day parking passes will be $10. In addition to a restaurant, bar, lounge, and two private party rooms, Evolution sports 12 top-quality table-tennis courts on cushioned Olympic-competition flooring, plus a 13th stadium-like center court.

Party attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase Packers Pro Shop merchandise, including the Packers' official 2015 NFL Draft caps and other popular items from the store, at Evolution throughout the day's festivities. Additionally, fans at the event will be able to enjoy special promotions and interactive displays from MillerCoors, Chevy and Associated Bank.

The party will include draft coverage on TV screens throughout Evolution, and will provide 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.

The NFL Draft features a three-day format, with Round 1 beginning at 7 p.m. CT, on Thursday, April 30, followed by Rounds 2-3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT Friday, May 1, and Rounds 4-7 beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 2.

More information on the NFL Draft can be found online at

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