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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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High Five: Packers future at stake in 1921 game

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Win in New York claimed 1929 league championship


The Packers’ biggest games during the 1920s:

1. Packers 20, New York Giants 6 (Nov. 24, 1929) -- The Packers played only 11 men until the closing minutes and dominated the previously unbeaten Giants at New York’s Polo Grounds. With the Packers clinging to a 7-6 lead in the fourth quarter, Hurdis McCrary capped an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown and then, in the closing seconds, Johnny Blood scored on a 3-yard run. But the deciding factor was Vern Lewellen’s booming punts that allowed the Packers to win the battle of field position. The league champion at that time was determined by the final standings. The Packers finished 12-0-1; the Giants, 13-1-1.

2. Packers 25, Bears 0 (Dec. 8, 1929) -- After leading 6-0 at halftime, halfback Eddie Kotal made two spectacular running catches of Lewellen passes within a five-minute span in the third quarter, and the Packers rolled from there to clinch their first NFL title in their final league game of the season. That night, when the Packers returned home from their conquest at Wrigley Field, an estimated 20,000 fans greeted them at the Chicago & North Western train depot (now home of Titletown Brewery).

3. Packers 7, Minneapolis Marines 6 (Oct. 23, 1921) -- With the Packers trailing 6-0 late in the fourth quarter of their first game in what is now the NFL, end Dave Hayes recovered a fumble on the Marines’ 35-yard line. Halfback Buff Wagner made a spectacular catch of a Curly Lambeau pass to advance the ball to the 14, and Art Schmaehl eventually plunged over from the 1. Lambeau’s extra point proved decisive and set off a wild celebration at Hagemeister Park. Talk about must wins, years later historian Jack Rudolph, a colleague of Packers co-founder George Whitney Calhoun, wrote that the story was never verified but some believed the Packers were admitted to the loosely-organized league on a conditional basis and if they hadn’t beaten the Marines they would have lost more than a game, they would have been expelled from what was then the American Professional Football Association. As a footnote to that claim, the Packers essentially scheduled their league games that year from week to week.

4. Packers 10, Duluth Kelleys 0 (Nov. 30, 1922) -- Although it wasn’t officially counted as a league game, it might have been as seminal a one as the Packers ever played after a morning-long downpour created a quandary. Do they play and risk losing a boatload of money that could sink the franchise by nightfall, or do they cancel it and hope to play another day? Andrew Turnbull, publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, encouraged Lambeau and Calhoun, two of the owners that year, to play no matter how much cash would be washed down the drain. Turnbull also promised he’d try to get the business community to throw its support behind the team after the season ended. The Packers won a mud bath with Lambeau scoring the only TD, but finished on the ropes financially when no more than 1,000 people showed up at Hagemeister Park. True to his promise, Turnbull led the effort to create the non-profit corporate structure that exists today. And Calhoun, who doubled as a sportswriter at the Press-Gazette, would write years later “it was a turning point in the history of the Packers.”

5. Packers 14, Chicago Bears 10 (Sept. 27, 1925) -- Quarterback Charlie Mathys threw a 6-yard pass to Lewellen early in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-goal play and it proved to be the winning touchdown as the Packers beat the rival Bears for the first time. The game was played at Bellevue Park, the Packers’ home in 1923-’24.

 
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