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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).

  • 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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Pro vs. G.I. Joe event links Packers, soldiers' families

Posted Nov 7, 2012


Packers players Tom Crabtree, Marshall Newhouse and Ryan Taylor took a break from football to perfect their video game skills Saturday, Nov. 3, during a live online video game competition with Wisconsin National Guard members who are currently overseas. The competition was a part of the Pro vs. G.I. Joe program, a nonprofit organization, and took place in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

WPS Health Insurance sponsored the event as a component of Operation Fan Mail, the gameday military family recognition program where a nominated family is saluted on the field prior to the national anthem.

Pro vs. G.I. Joe aims to do something no other morale-boosting organization does: provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to military men and women serving all over the world. The organization’s mission is to set up real-time Xbox Live video game competitions between professional athletes and American troops stateside and overseas. During Saturday’s event, Packers players challenged the overseas soldiers to a game of Call of Duty.

Regardless of the competition’s outcome, Crabtree was excited to be able to give back to the troops in a unique way.

“Anytime you're able to interact with the men and women who protect our lives, and give us the freedoms that we have, it's a special thing,” Crabtree said. “And that's what we were kind of trying to do today. As far away as they are, it's still cool to be able to interact.”

When asked who played better, Crabtree joked, “I definitely think I played well, but some of those guys were pretty good. I’m not going to say who the winner was.”

Wisconsin Marine Corps. Sergeant Timothy Headrick knows first-hand the relief that the program brings to deployed military members. He participated in the program as a “GI Joe” a few years ago while he was on a mission in Iraq.

“When I was in Iraq, I had to fly out to Kuwait, which is a non-combat zone, to participate in this program,” Headrick said. “When you’re over there it’s actually a really big deal because you literally get no sleep while you’re there, especially in a combat zone. It’s nice to have a little break and to come get some sleep, recharge and see your family. It’s huge for the morale of the troops.”

Headrick attended Saturday’s event with some of his friends to show support for the Guard members that are currently deployed. Being there, he said, reminded him of the sacrifices made every day by U.S. troops, and of how grateful he is for programs like Pro vs. GI Joe.

“My entire experience with the program was awesome,” Headrick said. “I was gone about six months before I got to see my family again and just actually seeing them – I can’t even explain it. At the time there was a new baby in the family that I hadn’t met and it was very special. What Pro vs. GI Joe does for the troops is just awe-inspiring.”

For a photo gallery of the Pro vs. G.I. Joe event, click here.

 
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