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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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Biggest headlines in Minnesota, most change in Detroit

Posted Mar 19, 2013

A look at the comings and goings in the NFC North thus far


GREEN BAY—A quick review of the offseason activity in the NFC North indicates the Minnesota Vikings have made the biggest single acquisition in the division, while the Detroit Lions have undergone the most roster turnover so far.

Here’s the breakdown:

Minnesota Vikings

Last week’s signing of former Packers receiver Greg Jennings to replace the traded Percy Harvin (pictured, left) ranks as the biggest headline in the division to this point. A Pro Bowl-caliber player joining a rival is by no means unprecedented, but it does grab a lot of attention.

Aside from any personal feelings amongst fans, it was a move the Vikings had to make for their receiving corps after shipping Harvin to Seattle for a package of draft picks that includes a first-rounder. The Vikings also retained Jerome Simpson this offseason but clearly needed a No. 1 guy. That will now be Jennings.

Otherwise, the Vikings’ most significant moves were retaining right tackle Phil Loadholt and Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and bringing in veteran quarterback Matt Cassel as a backup to Christian Ponder. Cassel likely would have given the Vikings a better chance at Lambeau Field in last year’s wild-card game than the overmatched Joe Webb.

The rest of Minnesota’s comings and goings so far have been on defense. At linebacker, Erin Henderson is back but Jasper Brinkley is not (Arizona). In the secondary, one safety has re-signed in Jamarca Sanford, while another in Hussain Abdullah has left (Kansas City). Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield has been released but remains unsigned, and restricted corner A.J. Jefferson has received the lowest tender offer.

Detroit Lions

Change is hitting nearly every position group in Detroit, where the Lions are looking to get back to their 2011 playoff form after a disappointing 4-12 slide last season.

At the offensive skill positions, the Lions have signed Reggie Bush (pictured, right) and rid themselves of Titus Young. Up front, left tackle Jeff Backus has retired, right tackle Gosder Cherilus has signed with Indianapolis, and guard Stephen Peterman has been released.

On defense, a previously deep line that will now include Jason Jones no longer has Cliff Avril (Seattle), Sammie Hill (Tennessee) or Kyle Vanden Bosch (released) and also could lose Corey Williams (unsigned). The secondary was expected to undergo a similar overhaul but, in adding Houston’s Glover Quin, the Lions have also retained safeties Louis Delmas and Amari Spievey and cornerback Chris Houston. Only corner Drayton Florence (Carolina) has left thus far. At linebacker, DeAndre Levy was brought back.

Chicago Bears

The Bears’ moves to this point have been minimal in number but significant in meaning. A lot was invested to keep defensive tackle Henry Melton (franchise tag), sign a new left tackle in Jermon Bushrod (New Orleans), and replace tight end Kellen Davis with Martellus Bennett (N.Y. Giants).

The linebacker group could be undergoing the most change with the departures of Nick Roach (Oakland) and Geno Hayes (Jacksonville), while the future of Brian Urlacher remains in limbo. At cornerback, Zack Bowman was brought back, but D.J. Moore and Kelvin Hayden were not, though both remain unsigned.

Green Bay Packers

Losing Jennings to the Vikings made noise in what to this point had been a quiet offseason. The Packers also lost linebacker Erik Walden (Indianapolis) and backup tight end Tom Crabtree (Tampa Bay) while re-signing linebacker Robert Francois. Restricted free agents Sam Shields and Evan Dietrich-Smith have received tender offers.

 
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