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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).

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    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.

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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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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