The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.
The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.
The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.
The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.
The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic.
Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:
The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.
The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.
Deadline to register:
To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.
The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.
Ride Day Schedule
More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/
A lifelong Cedarburg resident, Scherf-Laabs was selected by fans from 10 finalists during a voting period that ran from Jan. 1-31. More than 20,000 votes were cast from throughout the United States and countries around the world.
Scherf-Laabs was nominated by her twin brother Stewart Scherf, who said that Scherf-Laabs has gone to several games at both Milwaukee County Stadium and Lambeau Field, and can remember attending games back when tickets were only $10 and programs were 50 cents.
Boasting a large collection of Packers memorabilia, Scherf-Laabs has many autographed pictures of Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Paul Hornung and others from that era. Her collection also includes memorabilia from the Packers past appearances at Super Bowls.
An excerpt of Scherf’s nomination letter for Scherf-Laabs reads:
“Vivian and her friend, Jan, flew out from Milwaukee on Jan. 12, 1968, in a freezing rain and snow mix, with the plane having to be de-iced before takeoff. She was headed to Super Bowl II on Jan. 14, 1968, in Miami, Fla. She witnessed a historic game, as the Packers won 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders, Bart Starr was named MVP and completed 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards, and it was Vince Lombardi's last game as the Packers’ coach. She remembers that tickets were only $12 and the program was $1. She still has both, and a T-shirt from the game.”
According to her brother, she is extremely proud of the personal connection she shares with one of the team’s legends, Bart Starr, as she and her twin were born on the same day as the former Packers quarterback and coach.
This year’s other finalists included: Greg Marnocha, Seymour, Wis.; Sherry Kelly, Rancho Cordova, Calif.; Jim Pogodzinski, Abbottsford, Wis.; Phil Jolly, Spartanburg, S.C..; George Oudhuis, Rolling Prairie, Ind.; Audrey Bimbaum, Atlanta, Ga.; Joan Haydon-Hampton, Germantown, Wis.; Gerard Hannaford, Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada; and Michael McMullen, Allouez, Wis.
Scherf-Laabs will receive four club seats to a 2014 Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2014 Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.
The honoree also will have her name permanently displayed in a place of honor in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
The Green Bay Packers established the Packers FAN Hall of Fame in 1998 for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan.
The 15 prior honorees include Mel Knoke, Appleton, Wis.; Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls, Wis.; Ed Jablonski, Wausau, Wis.; Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay; Wanda Boggs, Brookfield, Wis.; Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee; Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee; Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee; Rich Barbera, River Vale, N.J.; Richard ‘Ike’ Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa, Wis.; Allan Hale, Green Bay; Jim Becker, Racine, Wis.; Tom Little, Mount Sterling, Ill; Rick Steele, Greensburg, Pa; and Edward Fritsch, Sheboygan, Wis.
FAN Hall of Fame sponsors are Verlo Matress Factory, Associated Bank and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The first professional football team to have a hall of fame, the Green Bay Packers enhanced that distinction in 1998 by establishing a Packers Fan Hall of Fame. It was founded for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan.
The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. In recognition of being selected to the FAN Hall of the Fame, the winner receives four club seats to a Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.
The honoree also will have his name permanently displayed in a place of honor in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
|Packers Fan Hall of Fame Inductees|
|2013 - Vivian Scherf-Laabs, Cedarburg, WI|
|2012 - Edward Fritsch, Sheboygan, WI|
|2011 - Rick Steele, Greensburg, PA|
|2010 - Tom Little, Mount Sterling, IL|
|2009 - Jim Becker, Racine, WI|
|2008 - Allan Hale, Green Bay, WI|
|2007 - Richard "Ike" Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa, WI|
|2006 - Rich Barbera, River Vale, NJ|
|2005 - Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee, WI|
|2004 - Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee, WI|
|2003 - Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee, WI|
|2002 - Wanda Boggs, Brookfield, WI|
|2001 - Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay, WI|
|2000 - Ed Jablonski, Wausau, WI|
|1999 - Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls, WI|
|1998 - Mel Knoke, Appleton, WI|