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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    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.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    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:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    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:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    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.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    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

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Daniels done with down time

Posted Jul 2, 2012

Mike Daniels has watched enough practices.

He watched Senior Bowl practices online in January, the week he had surgery on his shoulder. He watched fellow draft prospects work out at the scouting combine, and he watched rookie orientation, OTA and minicamp practices after arriving in Green Bay.

Known as a blue-collar, high-motor, never-quit defensive lineman, the fourth-round draft pick out of Iowa is the first to say all this watching hasn’t been easy.

“It’s rough. If you tell a fish not to swim, it’s going to be kind of hard,” Daniels said. “Being a football player, it’s hard to sit around and watch everybody else out there getting better, practicing. So I have to find other ways to improve myself.”

Daniels hopes he did that by attending all the meetings and staying in his playbook while rehabbing his shoulder throughout the spring. There’s still no guarantee he’ll be medically cleared for the first day of training camp – “We’ll see what the doc says. It’s a work in progress,” he said – but that’s obviously what he’s hoping for.

It would be best for Daniels to be positively full strength when he does finally get to practice, because he sounds like a guy who is not going to hold back.

Having watched second-round pick Jerel Worthy, a fellow rookie and Big Ten defensive lineman, take a lot of snaps during the spring with the No. 1 nickel defense, Daniels already has a spot to shoot for. He was drafted to provide depth and competition along the defensive line, and to give a boost to a pass rush that was tagged as one of the key defensive shortcomings for Green Bay last season.

“Just seeing the speed that the guys brought to OTAs and minicamp, and being told that a lot of our veteran guys are just getting warmed up, not even, it really gives me an idea of how to … not hit the ground running, but hit the ground sprinting,” Daniels said.

As eager as Daniels is to hit the field again, he did manage to find a silver lining this past winter during his down time.

His son was born last August on the first day of summer camp at Iowa, so he didn’t get to spend much time with him early on with his football and school schedule. Once the season ended, though, Daniels had to rest and recuperate following surgery and made up for that lost family time.

“It was a long season, and I’m glad I was forced to stay in the house and spend time with my girlfriend and my son,” he said. “It was definitely a blessing. It helped reinforce the hunger I already have and helped it build up even more.

“I’m thankful for the partner I have. She really stepped up as a mother, and now I have to return that favor and make sure I set up a great future for us.”

That will start with making the final roster this summer, and joining the Packers’ other five defensive draft picks in helping a unit that plummeted in the league rankings a year ago.

Relegated to so much watching, he’ll begin a bit behind the other rookies. But perspective is everything, and Daniels is calling that a blessing, too.

“I love playing catch-up, because when you’re running, it’s easier to slow down when you’re in the front of the pack,” he said. “But when you’re in the back, there’s people you have to pass up, and you have to continue to work.

“I just want to give my all every day.”

 
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