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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
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  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Signature snaps: Top five passing plays of 2011

Posted Feb 11, 2012


This week’s installment of “Signature snaps” features the top five passing plays of 2011, listed here in chronological order.

This is by far the hardest top five to compile from this past season, as the Packers had at least a dozen, if not more, passing plays that were both spectacular and memorable. Some fans’ favorites probably aren’t on this list, but only five could be chosen.

Be sure to watch the video and cast your vote in the poll for your favorite play. (Note: From last week’s top five running plays, Ryan Grant’s 47-yard TD v. OAK was the fans’ top choice, earning 51 percent of the vote.)

Jordy Nelson, 84-yard TD at Carolina

In a back-and-forth game, the Packers had recovered from a 13-point deficit to take a 10-point lead, but the Panthers were still in the game, down only 23-16 late in the fourth. Then, with the Packers backed up and the Panthers in possession of all of their timeouts, Aaron Rodgers checked out of a running play at the line to a slant to Nelson.

What a call that turned out to be. Nelson made the grab, split two Carolina defenders and was off to the races. Fellow receiver Greg Jennings de-cleated the last pursuer with a tremendous downfield block to get Nelson into the end zone, and the Packers had sealed a big road win with just over two minutes left to play.

James Jones, 70-yard TD at Atlanta

Again trailing on the road, the Packers had fought back from a 14-0 deficit with three field goals but had yet to get into the end zone. Taking over at his own 30 late in the third quarter after a key three-and-out by the defense, Rodgers went for broke on the first snap.

It couldn’t have worked out better. Off play-action, running back Ryan Grant picked up the blitzing cornerback, which left Jones matched up on a safety. Jones caught the laser-like throw in stride and pulled away for the score that gave the Packers their first lead of the game at 15-14. The Falcons never recovered.

Jennings, 29-yard TD at Atlanta

One possession after Jones’ big TD, the Packers had a chance to add to their lead and took advantage. What made this play special was that at first it looked like a harmless crossing route, but Jennings’ tremendous speed and maneuverability after the catch turned it into a touchdown.

It came on the first snap of the fourth quarter. Rodgers, off a play fake, hit Jennings over the middle, where he appeared to be surrounded by five Falcons. But Jennings found another gear, sprinted toward the sideline, turned upfield, barely kept his right foot in bounds and dove for the pylon. What a play.

Nelson, 93-yard TD vs. St. Louis

As he continued to develop into a big-play receiver, Nelson made the biggest play, yardage-wise, of 2011. With the Packers leading 10-0, the Rams had just downed a punt at the Green Bay 7-yard line.

On the first snap, Rodgers got former Packers cornerback Al Harris to bite on a pump fake. Instead of throwing the quick slant Harris was expecting, Rodgers lofted a fade down the sideline and Nelson caught it. Then, as he cut toward the middle of the field between Harris and safety Darian Stewart, the two defenders collided and took each other out of the play. Nelson cruised the remaining 60 yards for the score.

Donald Driver, 7-yard TD at New York

Late in the fourth quarter, the Packers were clinging to a one-point lead over the Giants and, after a superb, body-twisting sideline catch by Nelson got the offense into scoring range, Driver converted.

Rodgers had all day to throw against a three-man rush. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga handled New York’s Rocky Bernard one-on-one for more than five seconds, and the Giants’ other two rushers were double-teamed. Driver eventually got free from cornerback Corey Webster in the end zone and worked back toward the front pylon as Rodgers fired.

Driver made a picture-perfect, tip-toe catch for a big score with 3:34 left, and the 13-year veteran had his first two-touchdown game in six years.

Don’t forget to watch the video and cast a vote for your favorite.

 
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