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  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Lacy, Clinton-Dix appearance Packers Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are scheduled to appear at the Big Red Kettle at Bay Park Square Mall on behalf of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Flanagan, Rivera) Mike Flanagan and Marco Rivera are scheduled to appear at the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, December 27th, from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST Alumni Appearance (Flanagan, Rivera)

    TTZ: Mike Flanagan
    Club Level: Marco Rivera

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST Packers vs. Detroit Lions Packers vs. Detroit Lions
  • Sat., Jun. 20, 2015 12:00 PM CDT Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney have announced that their tours, The Burn It Down Tour and The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light, will collide for 10 stadium shows next summer, including Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  More on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.
  • Mon., Jul. 13, 2015 7:00 AM CDT Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic

    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 13, 2015, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Those interested in participating in the event can contact Holly Borga (920-965-6986; hollyb@packershalloffame.com) for more information.

Packers enjoy Wisconsin Rapids

Posted by Aaron Popkey on May 18, 2013 – 4:45 pm

Witter Field, normally a baseball home to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, served as a football host today for the Packers Tailgate Tour as more than 1,000 fans turned out on a beautiful day to support the Opportunity Development Center Inc.

Witter Field, normally a baseball home to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, served as a football host today for the Packers Tailgate Tour as more than 1,000 fans turned out on a beautiful day to support the Opportunity Development Center Inc.

ODC Inc. is a nonprofit organization that delivers manufacturing and service solutions to businesses, while creating meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2012, 331 individuals gained 135,000 hours of work experience within ODC’s Facility-Based Employment Training programs. Jobs in packaging and assembly, mailings and fulfillment, wood working, electronics recycling and vinyl manufacturing were provided by contracts with local, regional and national companies.

The crew was treated to an energetic reception as they were led off the bus and around the baseball diamond to the pitcher’s mound for the Q&A portion of the event.

Favorite topics were covered and Super Bowl aspirations were confirmed by the players. And Jarrett Bush was again able to talk about the importance of nutrition. The queries covered the gamut.

And, yes, Frank Winters was again asked about doughnuts: “How many doughnuts did you eat today?”

“I don’t even really like doughnuts,” Winters said emphatically. “And Aaron Taylor owes me another $20.”

Santana Dotson, a former defensive lineman, confirmed a fan’s suspicion that offensive linemen are cheaters.

“That is an understatement,” he said.

And, in a Tailgate Tour first, a youth trombone player led the gathering in a robust rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for Bush, who celebrates his this week.

The younger attendees enjoyed some inflatable offerings in the outfield at Witter Field, and Randall Cobb couldn’t resist either as he ran to the ‘Down and Out’ inflatable to replicate his Sunday afternoon feats of one-handed catches.

Pam Ross, ODC’s president, appreciated the support of the community.

“What a great turnout this was,” she said. “The town was really fired up, and the weather cooperated. This will benefit the organization, and all our ODC people will remember it for a long time. It was a big deal for them to meet the players and get autographs.”

The tour continues north on its journey home.


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