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    “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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Jarrett Bush relates to kids at school for deaf

Posted May 16, 2013

Tailgate Tour at midpoint of journey

President/CEO Mark Murphy & CB Jarrett Bush at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.

GREEN BAY—The communication was via sign-language translators, but Jarrett Bush definitely made a connection.

A stop at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan was a unique part of the eighth annual Tailgate Tour on Wednesday, and as the students asked Packers players about the self-esteem and confidence issues they face due to their hearing disability, Bush talked about his own struggles as a youth.

Bush grew up with a learning disability, particularly when it came to reading. He would read a paragraph or a page in a book and, moments later, not be able to recall what he just read.

“I just explained to them that I had to work at it,” Bush told packers.com in a phone interview on Thursday, while the Tour bus was on its way to a sold-out evening tailgate party in Dubuque, Iowa.

“I wasn’t good at school, but I had the dedication and determination to go to the teacher and learn. I didn’t get it right the first time, but maybe the fifth or sixth time I tried it, I got it right.”

Bush said the deaf students had some of the most thought-provoking questions he had fielded on the Tour, because any obstacle they encountered with their schoolwork or everyday lives came in addition to their obvious and ever-present daily challenge.

“They had us really thinking,” said Bush, adding that he, along with teammates Randall Cobb and Alex Green, plus President/CEO Mark Murphy and Super Bowl XXXI alumni Santana Dotson, Frank Winters and Aaron Taylor, all left the school with a whole new level of respect for its students. Some of them play on the school’s eight-man football team that communicates play calls and instructions in various ways, including sign language, physical signs and placards and drum vibrations from the sidelines.

“We were really impressed with the questions they were asking.”

Two translators relayed the players’ answers to the students via sign language, and vice versa. The dialogue was meaningful, and the message from Bush, now an eight-year NFL veteran whose career with the Packers began as a waiver claim, was to always remain confident in the ability to overcome.

“I hope they could relate a little bit with my struggles, and hopefully they find that dedication and determination to work on their skills, but also to strengthen the skills they have already, to become whatever they want to be,” Bush said.

After the Tour left Delavan on Wednesday, it headed to Beloit for a tailgate party and then continued traveling west on Thursday along the Wisconsin-Illinois border to Monroe, where the crew helped build a playground in Lincoln Park.

Securing the nuts and bolts for slides and monkey bars was a departure from the usual Q&A sessions and fundraising gigs, but it was no less worthwhile a stop.

“Anytime you can build a playground for kids to get out and play, that’s a good thing,” Bush said. “It gets kids off the video games and computers, and gets them outside to interact with other kids.”

After Thursday night’s event in Dubuque, the Tour will have two days remaining, with more surprise stops on the way to the last two tailgate parties in Tomah and Wisconsin Rapids.

“All the trips are a blast, seeing the kids light up,” Bush said.

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