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    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.

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  • 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 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
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  • 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.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

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Packers begin Tailgate Tour with sunshine and blue skies

Posted May 14, 2013

Randall Cobb stars in visit to Wisconsin heartland community


DENMARK, Wis.—The Packers eighth annual Tailgate Tour was bathed in sunshine this morning when it left Lambeau Field for a “Field of Dreams”-like visit at nearby Denmark High School. Approximately 1,500 students, grades K-12, sat in the high school football stadium as the siren from the police escort in the distance announced the Packers’ arrival to this heartland community.

On the bus were current Packers players Randall Cobb, Jarrett Bush and Alex Green. With them were Packers alumni Aaron Taylor, Frank Winters and Santana Dotson, and Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy.

The event was punctuated by the bluest sky and greenest grass northeast Wisconsin has seen since last October. A brilliant sun bounced off the grain silos that framed Leiterman Field. Yes, indeed, this was the heartland in all its glory, and its heroes were walking onto the field, slapping hands with the Denmark High School students that spilled onto the field in front of the grandstand.

“This is our very first stop,” Murphy told the students, for whom this was a surprise visit. Little did they know when they rubbed the sleep from their eyes on Tuesday morning they would meet Randall Cobb, clearly, the most popular of the Packers contingent.

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Bush addressed the students on the subject of work habits and Lombardi time, and then the program was opened to questions from the students.

First question: “Can I give you a hug?” Cobb was asked by a girl in front of him. They hugged and he lifted her. It was a moment she’ll never forget.

“Go Vikings!” Murphy said, playing off the Denmark High School mascot. “I don’t normally say that,” Murphy added.

Spring was finally here. The sunshine and the Packers’ visit made it official.

Winters, who played 16 years in the NFL, was asked how he became a football player.

With his thick New Jersey accent, in the heartland, Winters spoke of pursuits. “One day, maybe you’ll be successful in whatever you do,” he said.

“A dream without a plan is nothing,” Dotson said. “You have to put a plan of action together to get you to where you want to go.”

Cobb, of course, was the star of the show. It was no surprise. Murphy introduced Cobb with an Aaron Rodgers prediction, that Cobb will be remembered as the “best draft pick Ted Thompson ever had.”

One of the students asked Cobb if he would play football with him. Cobb obliged by going off to the side and playing catch. Another student, a discus thrower on the Denmark track and field team, challenged Cobb to a race.

“Randall, make sure you loosen up,” Murphy cautioned.

Cobb false-started. The kid ran pretty well.

Bush and Green led stretching exercises, and then Denmark Superintendent of Schools Tony Klaubauf presented Murphy a No. 1 Denmark jersey.

“Go Pack Go,” came the cheer from the students, their voices carrying across the open fields.

For more from the Tailgate Tour, click on the packers.com blog.
 
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