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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    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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Mike McCarthy not tolerating talk of bye

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Perhaps no team could use an upcoming bye week as badly as the banged-up Green Bay Packers, but that still doesn’t trump the value of a win for a 5-3 team tied for second place in its division.

The 4-4 Arizona Cardinals come to Lambeau Field on Sunday, and as far as Head Coach Mike McCarthy is concerned, a loss could undermine all the good some time off will do for his team’s lengthy injury list.

“The players have a clear understanding of the importance of this game,” said McCarthy, who made it equally clear on Wednesday that he has no interest in talking about the bye. “I think we’ve made the mistake of maybe looking forward to the bye week in the past. We’re not going to make that mistake this week.”

That’s a curious comment, considering the Packers have won four of their last five pre-bye games under McCarthy, but he clarified that he was referring more to the preparation during the week, not the result at the end of it. In other words, in doing things right, the former will take care of the latter.

“We made a big point as a staff and as a football team today to make sure the urgency is heightened,” McCarthy said. “We’re getting ready to do whatever we need to do to win this game, and we’re pouring everything we’ve got into this game.”

The players apparently have been given an added incentive, too. Receiver James Jones said they’ll get a couple of extra days off if they win, but the players know it’s also about enjoying their midseason rest, and extending the team’s current winning streak to four games will make the mental break as nice as the physical one, however long it is.

“Going into a bye week, anytime you can get a win, it’s more comforting,” guard T.J. Lang said. “You never want to lose a game, especially before the bye week, because you have really two weeks to think about instead of just one. It’s important for us to try to get to 6-3. That’s where we want to be after our second quarter of football.”

The Cardinals are at similar crossroads in their season, except they’re trying to turn things around rather than keep going on their current path.

Since starting 4-0, Arizona has lost four straight and is headed into its bye week as well, and the difference between 5-4 or 4-5 is significant, for many reasons. Up and down is as apt a description as any for their season, with one big swing each way, as opposed to the multiple swings the Packers experienced over the first six weeks.

The Cardinals may have hit a low this past Monday, losing badly at home in prime time to NFC West rival San Francisco, 24-3. According to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, that makes them perhaps as dangerous as the Packers were after their embarrassing second-half meltdown in Indianapolis four weeks ago.

“I think you have to expect the up,” said Rodgers, who spearheaded the Packers’ current upswing with his six-TD performance in Houston the week after the Indy loss. “When there’s been a little inconsistency, you have to expect them to come in and play their best game. They’re a team with a lot of veteran leadership with a lot of pride.

“We know what it feels like to be beaten down and have people kind of telling you that you’re struggling and how annoying that can be at times, and how you just want to get back on the field and prove them wrong.”

McCarthy, on the other hand, would like the Packers to prove they can hone their edge to its sharpest point of the season over the next few days. His certainly seems to be there already.

“I don’t want to talk about the bye week. I’ll just say it,” McCarthy said. “I don’t really want to hear about how much time we’re going to have off, what we’re going to do, because that’s losing your focus. We’re focused on the Cardinals.”

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