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  • 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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Latest FAN inductee was born during hard times

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Cedarburg, Wis., native becomes 16th Packers fan in Hall of Fame


GREEN BAY—She shares a birthday with Bart Starr, and now she shares a place in Packers history with the legendary quarterback, too.

Vivian Scherf-Laabs was named the 16th member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame on Wednesday in a brief ceremony in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.

Along with her twin brother, Vivian turned 80 last month on Jan. 9, just like Starr, whom she followed from the beginning of his playing career in the late 1950s. One of her favorite pieces of memorabilia is an autographed picture she has of Starr on which he wrote, “To a very special lady and devoted fan …”

“I started listening to games way back in the forties on the radio, and when television came we started watching,” Vivian said. “The games weren’t too good at that time, but we stuck with them.”

Vivian’s devotion was never higher than in January of 1968, when she braved a flight from a snowy and icy Milwaukee to get to Miami and watch the Packers defeat the Raiders in Super Bowl II in Vince Lombardi’s last game as Green Bay’s head coach.

A commemorative Super Bowl II T-shirt she picked up years later was her attire on Wednesday, when she was announced as this year’s honoree from 10 finalists following an online vote last month. More than 20,000 votes were cast.

A native of Cedarburg, Wis., near Milwaukee, Vivian was nominated for the FAN Hall of Fame by her twin brother, Stewart, who was also in attendance for the announcement.

A former high school quarterback, Stewart played plenty of sports growing up with his “tomboy” sister who didn’t have the athletic opportunities young girls have today.

“I got him into the Cedarburg Hall of Fame, and he said I’m going to try to get you into the Packers Hall of Fame,” Vivian said.

“I thought I’d get even with her,” Stewart said. “Worked out all right.”

When the two watch Packers games together, they continue a ritual Vivian began with her late husband – tossing a small football back and forth after the Packers score.

“If I watch it alone, it sounds stupid, but I throw it up, and every time they score, I score,” she explained, after which Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy quickly interjected.

“Hey, if it works …”

In addition to the autographed picture of Starr, Vivian has a large collection of Packers memorabilia and enjoys telling the story of when she got to try on Ray Nitschke’s Super Bowl ring.

“I could fit two fingers in it,” she said.

For being chosen this year’s FAN Hall of Fame honoree, Vivian receives a prize package that includes four club seats to a 2014 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a 2014 Packers away game, including tickets, airfare and hotel.

“Establishing this FAN Hall of Fame was really a key component for us to recognize the unique spirit our fans have,” Murphy said. “We’re the only team in the league with a fan Hall of Fame, and it’s something we’re very, very proud of. It’s a program that captures that spirit.”


 
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