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    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.

     
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    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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Green Bay breathes sigh of relief following Packers win

Posted Oct 28, 2012

A tired-looking Packers team is relieved to have escaped with a 24-15 win against a Jaguars team no one expected to be driving for a potential game-winning touchdown with five minutes left to play in the game.

“It was a grind it out type of victory. We’re pleased to be 5-3. There was a little bit of a roller coaster in our play. Our focus is on moving on to the Cardinals. We need to be 6-3 at the bye,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following a win that was much closer than anybody expected.

Looking ahead to the bye? Took the now 1-6 Jaguars lightly? Too many injuries to overcome? They were all theories that were posed as questions in Sunday’s postgame press conferences. McCarthy three times rejected the notion that injuries were at the root of the Packers’ ineffectiveness on offense.

“Inactives list? Everybody has one,” McCarthy said. “Our preparation this week was cut short (by injuries), but I felt the team was ready to play. We are on a roller coaster. We have to get that removed.”

Green Bay played without wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson on Sunday. A year ago at this time, they were tearing up the league. As it stands now, the Packers might not have either player back until after the bye.

“The players that played the game today we’re prepared. Our efficiency wasn’t as we’d like. We might be lining up the same 46 this week,” McCarthy said.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for only 186 yards against a Jaguars secondary that was without its best cornerback, and the Packers were outgained overall by the Jaguars, 341-238. These were not the same Packers that scored impressive wins in Houston and St. Louis the previous two weeks.

“I think it was more that we didn’t run it well. We were five of 13 on third down. We didn’t throw it well. It was choppy. We had opportunities and we didn’t play very well,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers’ comments hinted at the possibility that eight consecutive weeks of football have taken their toll on the Packers’ bodies. He referred to his as a “Week 8 body.”

“I got a helmet to the arm, which kind of hurts. I got hit in the head a couple of times. I’ll be all right,” he said.

Mostly, the Packers will be all right because they escaped with a win in a game that would’ve been disastrous had they lost it. It took a four-play stand by the defense at midfield to secure the win. At that point, you could almost hear a crowd of 70,464 at Lambeau Field breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Rodgers found a way to rally his team for a 52-yard touchdown drive that would be the eventual game-winner. A 31-yard pass over the middle to James Jones put the ball at the 4-yard line, and two plays later Rodgers found Donald Driver in the front-left corner of the end zone for a score that staked the Packers to a 21-12 lead.

Jacksonville quickly cut that lead to 21-15, and the Packers offense followed with a three-and-out that gave the ball back to the Jaguars at their 8-yard line. That’s when it got hairy, and that’s when the defense stepped up to seal the win.

“I don’t see it as a setback at all. It’s good to be on this side of an ugly win. We didn’t start fast and didn’t’ have enough juice early on. That being said, we’re 5-3,” Rodgers said.

The Packers will try to find enough juice to beat the Cardinals next Sunday, and then use a much-needed bye week to reenergize themselves for the stretch run.

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