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  • 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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Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Wynn's big chance on Friday

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Jarius Wynn wasn’t accustomed to rejection, so he wasn’t prepared for the hurt that accompanies it.

“It was a hard, tough feeling. You learn from it,” Wynn said of being cut by the Packers last summer.

The hurt with which Wynn left Green Bay was new to him. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 2 player in the nation coming out of junior college. By the time Wynn reached the University of Georgia, which has produced an orchard full of NFL talent, Wynn had known nothing but stardom.

Last summer changed all of that. The week Wynn spent dealing with his release, before rejoining the Packers in Week 2, became the pivot point in his career. He returned to Green Bay with a greater resolve.

“It made me reset, come to reality. What am I going to do now? Am I going to get another chance? I never in my life want to feel like that again,” he said as he cooled down from another sun-drenched training camp practice.

Wynn has fought his way into position in this training camp to win more than just a roster spot. With Mike Neal out due to a knee injury and C.J. Wilson sidelined by a concussion, Wynn has become a very important player on the Packers defense and on Friday, in Indianapolis, he’ll have a chance to take steps toward significant playing time in 2011.

“With defensive linemen, a lot of times they take a leap in that third year, and I think that’s what he’s done,” Packers Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac said. “He’s got long arms. He presents a different body type than our other guys do. He spent the winter studying pass-rush.”

Wynn and Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji grew close during the offseason, and Raji became a positive influence on a player that wanted to improve his game.

“I just encouraged him to use his assets. I encouraged him to open up his stride and use his length against opponents,” Raji said.

What did the rejection of last summer do to Wynn?

“It rededicated him. I would have to assume it’s humbling. He came back with a purpose,” Raji said.

“I think he’s taken his game to the next level,” Trgovac said of Wynn. “Last year, he started training camp slow and he got released. It can be a little bit of a wakeup call.

“He was doing things in practice he wasn’t carrying over to the games. He’s seeing things faster and that takes repetitions. With the injuries we have, there are a lot of guys taking a lot of extra reps. B.J. and J-Dub, their rep counts are way above anybody’s else’s.”

“I knew I could play,” Wynn said. “When the opportunity comes, you have to take full advantage of it. I’m trying to put it all together.”

He’ll have plenty of opportunity to do that on Friday.

 
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