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  • 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.

     
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    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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Dashon Goldson poised to hit it rich in free agency

Posted Mar 11, 2013

Safety group appears to be stronger than cornerback

Leading up to the official start of free agency on March 12, packers.com hasbeen examining the league’s unrestricted free agents, position by position. In the seventh and final installment, we look at the defensive backs.

San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson is the prize of the free-agent defensive backs.

GREEN BAY—Cornerback is the premier position in the secondary, but this year’s free-agent market is more

likely to focus, at least initially, on the safety spot.

San Francisco’s Dashon Goldson, who unlike Buffalo’s Jairus Byrd was not given the franchise tag, is considered the prize of this year’s class. A big-hitting member of the reigning NFC champions with nine interceptions over the last two seasons, Goldson is almost sure to command the highest price of any defensive back on the market.

A pair of future Hall of Famers also will be looking for new teams in Baltimore’s Ed Reed and Green Bay’s Charles Woodson, a

newly converted safety. Both players are past their primes but could be valued for their experience and leadership abilities, while their new teams would hope they each have some big plays left to make.

Interest in Reed and Woodson might be tempered a bit, however, by the large number of younger safeties with starting experience also available. Atlanta took William Moore off the market over the weekend, but teams searching for a more long-term investment at the position could look first at the New York Jets’

LaRon Landry, New England’s Patrick Chung, Miami’s Chris Clemons, Kansas City’s Abram Elam, Houston’s Glover Quin, the New York Giants’ Kenny Phillips, Minnesota’s Jamarca Sanford, St. Louis’ Craig Dahl and Detroit’s Louis Delmas. Phillips missed time due to a knee injury

last season, while Delmas has dealt with kn

ee injuries the past couple of years.

Young sub-package players who might attract some attention are Denver’s David Bruton and San Diego’s Corey Lynch.

Other veteran options include the Jets’ Yeremiah Bell, Arizona’s Adrian Wilson, Pittsburgh’s Will Allen, Oakland’s Matt Giordano, Dallas’ Gerald Sensabaugh, Jacksonville’s Dawan Landry and Washington’s Madieu Williams, who would be playing for his fourth team in the last four years if the Redskins don’t re-sign him. Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber is thought to be either re-signing with the Bucs or retiring. It’s worth noting that it took Giordano, who was with the Packers in 2009, eight years and five teams to land a starting job, but he now has seven interceptions over the past two seasons for the Raiders.

Cornerback doesn’t appear to have a break-the-bank player like Goldson but, as with safety, there’s plenty of starting experience on the market for teams looking to upgrade their base defenses or fortify their sub packages.

At the top of the list could be Cary Williams from Super Bowl champion Baltimore, followed by San Diego’s Antoine Cason, Philadelphia’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Carolina’s Captain Munnerlyn, Jacksonville’s Derek Cox and Pittsburgh’s Keenan Lewis. Additional young options are Tampa Bay’s E.J. Biggers, Miami’s Sean Smith and Indianapolis’ Darius Butler.

Several teams have multiple cornerbacks headed for the open market, including two in the NFC North, with Detroit’s Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey both available, and Chicago’s Zackary Bowman, Kelvin Hayden and D.J. Moore unsigned as of yet. Cincinnati has reportedly expressed interest in keeping Adam Jones and Terence Newman, while Nate Clements could be moving on as well. In addition to Cox, Jacksonville’s Rashean Mathis and Aaron Ross are also available.

Other longtime veterans possibly going elsewhere include Seattle’s Marcus Trufant, San Diego’s Quentin Jammer, Oakland’s Joselio Hanson, Cleveland’s Sheldon Brown and Carolina’s Chris Gamble, who is coming off a major shoulder injury.

Finally, there’s an intriguing group of still-young corners who have potential upside combined with some red flags. New England’s Aqib Talib may have gotten a new lease on his career after being traded from Tampa Bay, the same type of second chance Dallas’ Mike Jenkins could be looking for. Meanwhile, Indianapolis’ Jerraud Powers (turf toe), Atlanta’s Brent Grimes (Achilles) and Denver’s Tracy Porter (concussion), the former New Orleans Super Bowl hero, lost large chunks of last season to injuries.

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