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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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Behind-the-scenes work paying off for JC Tretter

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Return to the practice field following injury late last year proved valuable for Packers' possible starting center

GREEN BAY—Whenever it’s written, JC Tretter’s biography will recall his rookie year as a lost season.

But for now, there’s no overstating the value to Tretter, and perhaps to the 2014 Packers offense, that 2013 wasn’t a total washout.

While it’s true Tretter, a fourth-round pick out of Cornell making the transition from college left tackle to NFL center, did not appear in a game last season, he quietly got his professional feet wet on the Packers’ scout team for the final six weeks of the regular season.

That followed a long and arduous rehab from surgery due to a broken ankle on the first day of OTAs. The injury landed him on the physically unable to perform list until mid-November, when he finally began shaking the rust off.

“He was impressive in the time he was able to practice there down the stretch, going into the playoffs,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “The feedback from his teammates, particularly on defense, (was) how strong his hands are. No one got to see JC in pads until that point.”

Fast forward seven months, and that strong first impression, coupled with Evan Dietrich-Smith’s departure in free agency, has thrust Tretter into front-runner status to start at center for the Packers this season.

The competition with rookie fifth-round pick Corey Linsley and practice-squad holdover Garth Gerhart will begin in earnest during training camp, but Tretter has taken all the center snaps with the No. 1 offensive line in the OTAs open to reporters over the past three weeks.

McCarthy has mentioned multiple times that Tretter was around the facility practically every day during the offseason, a sure sign he was committed to seizing the chance in front of him.

Now, Tretter is using OTAs and the upcoming minicamp to combine all the studying of the playbook during rehab last year with the strength and conditioning work in the offseason to get himself as ready as possible for what will be his first NFL training camp next month.

“You see stuff so much easier, especially getting out on the field and being able to look at it,” Tretter said of the benefits of OTAs, which are not full-contact. “It’s easy to see in your iPad, ‘OK, that’s the look we’re going against,’ and (then) get out there and actually see bodies moving around. That’s coming. It’s coming pretty quick.”

It helps to line up between a pair of veteran guards in Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, who have a combined 11 seasons under their belts running McCarthy’s offense with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.

After all, Tretter is learning a new position, which requires him to make the pre-snap protection calls for the entire line, but that duty has come relatively easy to the sharp Ivy Leaguer.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a huge adjustment, you just have to do it,” Tretter said. “You have to know what you’re doing and just be very vocal and make sure everybody’s on the same page. It’s not a big thing, it’s not more added pressure.

“Obviously, we have Josh and T.J. on either side of me, so we talk things out, we get things where we need and we go from there.”

Where Tretter hopes to go in a short time is from rookie spectator to NFL starter. If he arrives there in 2014, it’ll be due in no small part to an unofficial debut in 2013 that’s worth more than just a footnote.

“Obviously, I didn’t get a lot of time on the field, a lot of it was rehab, but I still think there’s a huge jump to be made and there’s a very high ceiling, a huge potential to reach, which I don’t think I’m close to yet,” Tretter said. “It’s something you keep working at, keep grinding at, until you get there.”

 
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