The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.
Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.
The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.
General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood.
One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.
Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:
Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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
More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/
THINGS TO DO
|Daily Activities Inside the Lambeau Field Atrium|
Lambeau Field Atrium
|Daily Outside Activities|
Packers Guest Services
Packers Pro Shop Trailer
Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
|Date-Specific Outside Activities
Nitschke Field Lot Date-Specific Displays
Packers Fan Club Kiosk: Fans can stop by the Packers Fan Club Kiosk on select days to receive more information on both Packers Partners Club of Champions and Junior Power Pack fan clubs. Fans get a free gift for signing up!
Dates in Attendance:
American Family Insurance – July 26th: Fans can stop by the American Family Insurance display to receive more information and to sign up for a raffle to win four (4) tickets to Packers Family Night.
Associated Bank: Fans can get the latest information from Associated Bank.
Dates in Attendance:
Chili’s: Stop by the Chili’s display and receive a coupon for Free Chips and Queso! Also sign up for their E-Club and To Go VIP Club!
Dates in Attendance:
Verizon – August 1st & 2nd: Fans can stop by the Verizon display to see everything they have to offer, including NFL Mobil.
McDonald’s – August 2nd: McDonald’s has fun for the whole family including: free apple slices and water, finger-painting a GIANT Happy Meal box, displays on nutrition and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, the chance to win McDonald’s prize packs, and more! McDonald’s will also be handing out samples of Coke and Juice.
Oneida Nation/Thornberry Creek: Stop by the Oneida/Thornberry display to participate in their putting contest and to win prizes.
Dates in Attendance:
DiGiorno – August 25th: Stop by the DiGiorno display at practice and sample the Official Pizza of the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field! (while supplies last)
Lambeau Field Lot Date-Specific Displays
Grand Central Station Fuel Rewards RV – July 26th (7am – 2pm): Fans can stop by the RV from 7am – 2pm to learn more about the Grand Central Station Fuel Rewards program and win prizes.
Chevy Ride ‘n Drive – July 26th (7am – 2pm): Fans are able to test drive new Chevy vehicles. Located on the east side of the Tundra Tailgate Zone; must have a valid driver’s license to drive.
Bellin Health Bike Safety Event – August 13th (10am – 1pm): Bellin Health is partnering with local law enforcement to provide a Bike Rodeo for area children as part of the Packers Training Camp festivities. Children will be fitted with a bike helmet (10am - 12:30pm) and then ride their bikes through a safety course (11am - 1pm) provided by law enforcement. Representatives from both the De Pere and Green Bay police departments will guide children on the course to teach them to look behind them without losing control, weave around obstacles (rocks in the road), stop and look safely before proceeding, and much more. Children are encouraged to bring their bicycles.