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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Charles Johnson in Green Bay to show what others missed

Posted May 9, 2013

Seventh-round receiver has size, speed and numbers

GREEN BAY—Charles Johnson called his shot. He said he’d run sub-4.4, and he did.

“I was very confident. I focused a lot on my explosion and start. I know I can run fast but I wasn’t sure how fast I could come out of the blocks,” the Packers seventh-round pick said of his pro day, when he validated his opinion of himself with a stunning workout by running in the 4.3s.

Who is this guy? Why didn’t anybody know about him? That 40 time must be wind-aided, right?

No, it was run indoors, he said.

Johnson is 6-3, 215, runs a legit 4.35 and caught 128 passes for 2,229 yards and 31 touchdowns over the last two seasons at Grand Valley State, yet, he wasn’t even invited to the scouting combine.

Draft guru Tony Pauline, who studies hundreds of prospects in anticipation of the draft, admits to having known very little about Johnson, but acknowledges the home run Johnson hit at his pro day.

“He has to show he can play that fast. Grand Valley has a history of having kids that put up huge numbers,” Pauline said.

Doubters; Johnson has many.

“This is a guy who slipped through the cracks,” Pauline said.

“I had never run a 40 before in my life that was official,” Johnson said. “Not being invited to the combine, I had extra time to practice.”

What are the chances the Packers might have struck gold in the seventh round? They did once before when they drafted a skinny kid from Alcorn State. That “kid,” Donald Driver, is now the Packers’ all-time leading receiver.

“They’ll see I run 4.3 when I go to camp. They’ll see I should’ve been drafted earlier than the seventh round,” Johnson said of his doubters. “We thought I’d come off in the fifth round. It’s not about when you get drafted, it’s about getting drafted.”

The best guess as to why Johnson lasted to pick No. 216 involves a combination of reasons, the most logical being that Grand Valley State does not offer a lot of exposure, and this was a receiver-rich draft. Johnson also believes an incident that resulted in him being suspended from Eastern Kentucky and transferring to Grand Valley State hurt his draft stock.

“It was a real minor incident. It was immature. I was guilty by association. I was being good to a friend,” he said.

Johnson will put his talent on display for Packers coaches and media alike on Friday, in the first of three days of rookie camp practices.

“I think I can be a playmaker, a guy a team can rely on. I see myself as being a dominant receiver. If I had played at a Division I school, I believe I’d be a first- or second-rounder,” he said.

“I really relate to Julio Jones. When I watch his film, I see myself a little bit.”

Apparently, Johnson was one of the very few who saw it.

 
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