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    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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  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.

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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4 Responses to “Packers enjoy Wisconsin Rapids”

  1. By Howard Klueter on May 20, 2013 | Reply

    This co-owner of the team wants to thank everyone involved in putting on the Wisconsin Rapids event. It was well run & great fun! Very glad I made the roadtrip from Wausau!

  2. By john on May 21, 2013 | Reply

    could have been better most of the questions were lame

  3. By Lord Charles Bath on May 24, 2013 | Reply

    Eugenics through sterilization and other such health policies nay finally end feeble minded- ness, if finally reinacted.

  4. By Corky on May 31, 2013 | Reply

    This is why I also love those Packers and now that I just retired I will try some how make my way to Lambeau Field from Cave Creek Az this fall.

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