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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “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).

  • 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.

     

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Packers name Benzel, Dow as vice presidents

Posted May 12, 2014

The Green Bay Packers have named Craig Benzel vice president of sales and business development and Gabrielle Valdez Dow vice president of marketing and fan engagement, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced Monday.

Benzel, a veteran of 16 years with the Packers, will oversee corporate sales, premium seating, ticketing, food and beverage, events, the Hall of Fame and guest services. He served the past 12 years as director of marketing and corporate sales, a position in which he helped the organization achieve record local revenues as it expanded its partnerships and added innovative new inventory in premium seating, among other accomplishments. Prior to joining the Packers in 1998, he served as vice president of marketing for the Milwaukee Wave for six years (1993-98).

“Craig’s been a valuable asset to the Packers for many years,” Murphy said. “I look forward to working with him in his expanded role and know that he will continue to contribute to the success of the organization.”

A longtime Wisconsin resident, Benzel earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business management from Ripon College and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In the community, he serves as a board member for Better By the Bay Green Bay Area Branding Initiative and the Anxiety Disorders Foundation, as well as a cabinet member of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. Benzel’s family includes his wife, Jodi, and children Kaylee (17) and Max (13).

Dow, who has 20 years of diverse experience across professional sports, entertainment and venues, will oversee the Packers’ retail operations, media group, brand engagement and gameday entertainment. She joins the Packers from the Baltimore Ravens where she has served as vice president of marketing the past eight years, a position in which she oversaw the team’s marketing, promotions, sponsor activations, brand management, game entertainment and fan affinity efforts. With the Ravens, Dow in 2007 created ‘Purple,’ a first-ever female fan club that has grown to 25,000 members and remains the only club of its kind in pro sports.

Dow’s other professional sports experience includes two years with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, where she directed the marketing of hockey, concerts and family entertainment, and four years with AEG, marketing the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the Staples Center, Kodak Theatre and the Forum.

A San Francisco native, Dow earned her bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from the University of Oregon. She and her husband, Jeff, a Port Washington, Wis., native, maintain strong ties to Wisconsin as Jeff’s parents live in Port Washington and extended family run a dairy farm in Lomira, Wis. The couple has a daughter, Danielle (8), and a son, Jackson (5). She recently was honored as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Maryland Daily Record in recognition of her professional accomplishments, community leadership and commitment to mentoring. Additionally, in March she received an Executive Management Award by SmartCEO, an award that honors executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations.

“We’re excited to welcome Gabrielle and her family to Green Bay and the Packers,” Murphy said. “She brings excellent experience to the position. The Ravens are one of the most respected teams in the NFL and she’s been a big factor in their success over the past eight years. I’m eager to see the impact she will have on our organization.

“These areas of the organization have experienced significant growth in recent years and this new structure will afford Craig and Gabrielle the opportunity, with their teams, to enhance the experience we provide for our fans and partners.”

In addition to Benzel and Dow, the Packers’ senior staff also includes Russ Ball, vice president of football administration/player finance; Paul Baniel, vice president of finance and administration; Nicole Ledvina, vice president of human resources; and Ed Policy, vice president and general counsel.

 
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