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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • 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/


Packers Tailgate Tour concludes eighth year

Posted by Aaron Popkey on May 18, 2013 – 8:39 pm

The Tailgate Tour’s eighth year came to a close as the bus pulled into Lambeau Field after a 691-mile trek through Denmark, Little Chute, Neenah, Oshkosh, Waupun, Watertown, Delevan, Beloit, Monroe, Dubuque, Fennimore, Sparta, Tomah, Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids.

The Tailgate Tour’s eighth year came to a close as the bus pulled into Lambeau Field after a 691-mile trek through Denmark, Little Chute, Neenah, Oshkosh, Waupun, Watertown, Delevan, Beloit, Monroe, Dubuque, Fennimore, Sparta, Tomah, Port Edwards and Wisconsin Rapids.

More than $300,000 was raised collectively on the 2013 Packers Tailgate Tour – VIEW TOUR PHOTOS

More than $300,000 was raised collectively on the 2013 Packers Tailgate Tour – VIEW TOUR PHOTOS

Five communities hosted tailgate parties, with more than $300,000 raised collectively for the benefitting charities. This year’s effort pushed the eight-year total to more than $1 million raised.

During the bus ride, the members of the tour had the opportunity to reflect on the fun-filled five days.

Some excerpts:

Jarrett Bush: “There were a lot of great moments this week. Many that I’ll take home with me. It was great to spend time with the fans, and the guys here on the bus.”

Randall Cobb: “It’s a trip all the players should do; it really tells you what it means to be a Packer and see how much the Packers mean to everyone.”

Alex Green: “The people were great. I really enjoyed meeting so many fans. They are so appreciative.”

“I had a lot of fun seeing Jarrett do all those push-ups, too.”

Mark Murphy: “I enjoyed going to Iowa for the first time. We really had a great reception there.”

“The Wisconsin School for the Deaf was special. It seemed to be very meaningful for the kids.”

Santana Dotson: “The spirit of the fans and the organization is about giving back. It always was that way; they supported each other. It’s been great to be a part of that.”

Aaron Taylor: “It was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. It was a great way for the players to mutually express appreciation for the fans.”

Frank Winters: “It was really fun to raise money for the local charities and support the communities. The playground build was a good example. Maybe that doesn’t get done without this support.”

The guys enjoyed some laughs as they remembered the lighter moments of the tour as well.

The ongoing push-ups amongst the current players was a topic, with Bush being on the losing end of on-bus cards games most often. It seemed as though he was constantly doing push-ups, whether it be on the bus, on stage at the parties, or even on the autograph tables.

“It’s a good thing I wasn’t playing games,” said Winters. “I would have to do them from my knees.”

Winters’ East-coast accent was the subject of some ribbing on the bus amongst the crew. He didn’t deny he had one.

“I don’t really think I do, but then I hear myself on a voicemail and I think, ‘Geez, I do,’” he said.

The players also spoke of how they learned to be careful during the times when they toss footballs and t-shirts into the crowd.

I remember throwing a shirt once and the guy wasn’t looking and it hit him right in the face and his glasses went flying,” Winters recalled. “After that I was handing them out.”

The other players laughed and nodded, remembering their own similar experiences.

Overall, the participants enjoyed the interaction with fans, spending time with each other and supporting worthy causes in the community.


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5 Responses to “Packers Tailgate Tour concludes eighth year”

  1. By Lynn Pape on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks so much for coming to Dubuque, Iowa! It was a great time! We LOVE the Packers in Dubuque! :)

  2. By Jill Dillon on May 18, 2013 | Reply

    Thank you for making Wisconsin Rapids one of your stops! We all appreciated you raising money for the wonderful ODC. You guys are the greatest in the NFL!!

  3. By travis on May 19, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for coming to Iowa and hope you can make it back this way soon. GO PACK!!!

  4. By zheng yan on May 30, 2013 | Reply

    I come from China,,, I like Packers very much !!!!!1 what a tailgate tour!!!!!!!!

  5. By zheng yan on May 30, 2013 | Reply

    Best wish for Packers!

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