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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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Packers healthier, practices better

Posted Aug 20, 2012

Rookie tackle Andrew Datko is the latest addition to the injury list, otherwise, the Packers are a healthy team heading into Thursday’s preseason game in Cincinnati.

“This is the healthiest we’ve been in quite some time, and our practices the last two days reflect that. The quality of work has picked up,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following a lengthy and physical workout on Monday. The practice included two separate periods during which the offensive and defensive lines worked against each other.

Winless through the first two games of this preseason, the Packers would like to come back from Cincinnati this week with a win and an effort that says the team is ready to begin the regular season. The starters will see their longest action of the preseason on Thursday.

“There are a number of things,” McCarthy said when asked what he wants to see his team accomplish against the Bengals. “You go out to win the game. I’d like to see the first guys play the first half. The second half is opportunity for a lot of individuals, and that’ll give us information. It will be an excellent challenge. There’ll be a lot that’ll come out of this game.”

NFL teams must cut their rosters to 75 by Monday. The second half of Thursday’s game will be all about that roster reduction.

Datko, a seventh-round pick from Florida State, sustained a concussion in Sunday’s practice. No timetable for his return was provided, but McCarthy talked about medical staff's being especially cautious in dealing with injuries.

In Datko’s place on Monday, undrafted free agent tackle Shea Allard worked at left tackle with the No. 2 offense. Undrafted guard Greg Van Roten also spent time with the twos; both players would seem to be headed for the most important game of their professional careers.

Newly acquired running back Cedric Benson is also attempting to carve a place for himself in the Packers offense, and all indications on Monday were that Benson is assimilating himself into the action seamlessly. Benson burst into the open on a couple of runs and on a screen pass, too.

“Cedric Benson is an extremely productive player. You look at his last three seasons,” McCarthy said, referring to consecutive thousand-yard rushing efforts. “We don’t have to change anything and he doesn’t have to change anything to fit into our offense. We have plenty of scheme for Cedric Benson to fit in.”

Linebacker Erik Walden (pictured), a somewhat forgotten player following the selection of Nick Perry in the first round of the draft, continues to play well in this training camp. He was praised for his solid work in taking on and defeating run blocks by offensive linemen on Monday. Walden was the star of the drill.

Rookie cornerback Casey Hayward continues to pile up passes-defensed. He leaped above 6-4 wide receiver Tori Gurley to knock away a deep pass along the left sideline on Monday.

First-year safety Anthony Levine would seem to have moved up the depth chart. He was playing with the No. 1 “dime” defensive unit on Monday and made an impressive play in breaking up a pass.

Packers fans in attendance no doubt had their hearts warmed by the sight of Aaron Rodgers completing a no-huddle drill with a touchdown pass to Greg Jennings.

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