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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Former Executive Committee VP, John Fabry, dies at 74

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 6, 2013 – 9:16 am

By far the youngest member of the Packers Executive Committee when first elected in the early 1980s, John Fabry died Monday night at the age of 74.

Originally elected to the franchise’s Board of Directors in 1980, Fabry was elected to the Executive Committee the following year at the age of 42, at least 20 years younger than every other member of the group.

Fabry became Vice President in 1989 and served in that role all 19 years of Bob Harlan’s tenure as President and CEO of the organization.

“He was probably the start of a turnaround of that committee,” Harlan said in brief phone interview with packers.com. “He was a very valuable companion. We went through some significant times together, and I had to bounce a lot of ideas off him as we moved forward.”

Some of those ideas Harlan recalled were the decision to leave Milwaukee and move all of the team’s home games to Green Bay in 1994, the stock sale in 1997, and the referendum to support the initial Lambeau Field redevelopment, which was completed in 2003.

A major move before all of that came in 1991, when Harlan wanted to remove Tom Braatz as general manager in the middle of the season and hire Ron Wolf. The timing was out of the ordinary, but Harlan wanted Wolf to process everything going on with the football operation before the season ended, to get a jump start on turning the team around.

Harlan went to the Executive Committee for approval, and he got a strong vote of confidence in front of the group from Fabry.

“John stood up and said, ‘Bob feels he needs to do it now if he’s going to change football situation,’ and I got a unanimous vote out of the Executive Committee,” Harlan said. “He fought for me on something that was very unusual, and it was. John supported me very strongly on that and it paid off.”

President of the Saranac Glove Co. of Green Bay when he became a Packers executive, Fabry was a native of Green Bay and a multi-sport star at Premontre High School. He went on to play quarterback and defensive back for the Wisconsin Badgers in the early 1960s and even had a tryout as a quarterback with the Packers under Vince Lombardi in 1963.

Fabry’s run as Vice President ended in October 2007 and he became Director Emeritus in 2009.


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Jim Temp, former Packers player and executive committee member, dies at 79

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 26, 2012 – 5:13 pm

James A. Temp, a former Green Bay Packers football player and member of the organization’s board of directors and executive committee, died on Sunday at the age of 79.

A native of La Crosse, Wis., Temp played college football at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted in the second round by the Packers in 1955. A defensive end, Temp played in 43 games for the Packers over four seasons (1957-60).

He was elected to the Packers’ board of directors in 1987 and then to the executive committee in 1993 before reaching emeritus status in 2004. Former Packers President/CEO Bob Harlan told packers.com that Temp replaced Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo on the executive committee.

“I always tried to keep somebody on the executive committee who could give us some football input in the decisions we were trying to make,” Harlan said. “I thought Jim would be a great guy to replace Tony, and he was that.”

Temp’s time on the executive committee spanned some major developments in Packers history. The team left Milwaukee and moved all its home games to Green Bay in 1994 and got a referendum passed to renovate Lambeau Field at the turn of the century.

“He was a valuable guy who helped us through a lot of major decisions,” Harlan said. “He was with us through some very important times.”

A baseball and football player before his professional days, Temp was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. In 1993, he was named the Milwaukee Journal’s first-team defensive end on its all-time all-state high school football team, spanning 100 years of prep football in Wisconsin.

Among many charitable endeavors, Temp served as the UW-Green Bay Founders Association president in the early 1980s, heading a key philanthropic arm of the university.

“I admired him as a friend, and he was a great community leader, a very charitable person,” Harlan said. “He always wanted to contribute and give back to the community. I admired him as a man as much as I admired him for his help on the executive committee. He was that kind of person.”

 


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