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  • 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.

     
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  • 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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Packers focused on clinching right away

Posted Dec 10, 2012

A second straight NFC North title can be sealed on Sunday in Chicago


GREEN BAY—The Packers can clinch the NFC North one of two ways – they can beat Chicago on Sunday, or they can win their last two games.

Mike McCarthy doesn’t want to mess around.

“You do it as soon as you can, that’s the big thing,” McCarthy said on Monday, less than 24 hours after a 27-20 victory over the Lions improved the Packers to 9-4 and put them alone in first place in the division, one game ahead of the Bears with three to play.

“Yes, we’d love to wrap up the division and hopefully we’ll be playing for more the following two weeks.”

The “more” is the possibility of a first-round bye. As it stands, the Packers are one-half game behind the 9-3-1 49ers for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, but first thing’s first.

The word of the day was “hopeful” as far as the team’s injury report getting better for the showdown in Chicago. McCarthy had no new information on linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), defensive back Charles Woodson (collarbone), receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) or offensive lineman T.J. Lang (ankle), but he’s hoping they can all return to action this week. No promises, though.

Defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) may not be quite ready, but McCarthy did everything but knock on his wooden podium when he talked about having to actually struggle with the gameday inactive list because he might actually have more than 46 healthy players come Sunday.

“Sometimes things happen in a cycle, and I’m here to tell you our cycle has ended,” joked McCarthy, who didn’t have to explain that he would love such a proclamation to come true. “Our inactive list has pretty much taken care of itself for the last month, and, hopefully, we’ll be making those hard decisions this week.”

One decision he appears already to have made is to get running back DuJuan Harris more involved in the offense. McCarthy liked the variety of running styles his trio of backs (Alex Green, Ryan Grant and Harris) displayed on Sunday in combining for 113 rushing yards, and Harris, a 5-8, 203-pound speedster, appears to be the type of change-of-pace back McCarthy’s offense has never really possessed.

McCarthy called a pitch to Harris on the first offensive snap of the game to see what he could do, because the previous week Harris got “lost” in a personnel shuffle as the game plan adjusted. Harris promptly gained 11 yards and ran over a defender at the first-down marker.

“When he went roaring around the corner the first play of the game, it was different,” McCarthy said. “We haven’t had a guy run like that in my time here.

“Tough kid, talented. He’s as fast vertically as he is horizontally.”

Harris capped his impressive debut with the go-ahead TD on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter that broke a 17-all tie. While the Lambeau Field crowd may have been stunned to see a relative unknown suddenly in the end zone, it seems no one on the Packers sideline was surprised at all.

“When your teammates high-five you and get excited about things you do at practice, that’s usually a pretty good sign that a young man just needs an opportunity,” McCarthy said.

“I’d like to get him in the game more. I’d like to do more with him.”

McCarthy has no plans to change his approach with kicker Mason Crosby, though. Crosby made field goals from 49 and 41 yards against the Lions but missed from 51, making him just 1-of-8 on the season from 50 yards and beyond.

Seeing how well Crosby struck the 51-yarder that barely missed means more to McCarthy than his overall 50-plus numbers.

Similarly, though McCarthy didn’t specifically say so, he’s more focused on his team’s position – being a victory in Chicago away from clinching a second straight division title – than its middling rankings, 17th in both total offense and total defense.

“I don’t get caught up in statistics,” he said. “If I was worried about statistics, I’d be (ticked) off every day in here. We’ve got nine wins. That’s the only statistic I’m worried about.”

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