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  • 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/

     

History

Ray Nitschke - Class of 1978
Linebacker (1958-72)
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The Vince Lombardi era is often remembered for its offense. But not to be forgotten is the part the Green Bay Packers' defense played in the franchise's five NFL championships and two Super Bowl titles in the 1960s.

Headlining that defensive effort was middle linebacker Ray Nitschke, who was regarded among his peers as the best of his generation.

A caring person off the field, on the field the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder was ferocious. Teammate Bart Starr said Nitschke's opposing temperaments provided a "classic example of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde."

A third-round selection in the 1958 draft, Nitschke played both linebacker and fullback at Illinois. In 1960, he became the Packers' regular starter at middle linebacker and flourished.

Although the Packers didn't track tackles until 1975, Nitschke was known to be a hard-hitter. His athleticism is demonstrated in his 25 career interceptions, including a personal best of four in the Packers' championship season of 1962.

In the Lombardi era (1959-67) the Packers defense gave up just over 262 yards and 15 points per game during the regular season. Meanwhile, in the playoffs the Packers defense allowed just over 12 points per game.

In the 1961 NFL Championship game, in which the Packers demolished the New York Giants, 31-0, Nitschke provided an interception that set up a Green Bay touchdown.

One year later, in the 1962 NFL Championship game, also against the Giants, Nitschke was named the game's MVP.

Among his heroics in the 16-7 win that day, Nitschke deflected a pass that allowed for a Packers interception, thwarting a Giants drive that had reached the Green Bay 10-yard line. He also recovered two fumbles, one of which led to the Packers' only touchdown, while the other set up a field goal.

Meanwhile, the Giants' only points came not from their offense, but special teams, blocking a Max McGee punt in the Green Bay end zone.

Four seasons later in Super Bowl I, Nitschke made six tackles including a sack. In Super Bowl II, his nine tackles led the team.

A consensus All-Pro in 1966, Nitschke was an Associated Press All-Pro five times (1962, '64-67).

Nitschke played what strangely enough was his only Pro Bowl in 1964, and made a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown.

In 1970, Nitschke was named to the NFL's All-50 Year Team.

Following the 1972 season, Nitschke retired having played 190 games for the Packers, which is second in team history to only Bart Starr and Brett Favre. More than three decades later, his 20 career fumble recoveries remain second only to Willie Davis' 21.

In 1983, Nitschke's jersey number 66 was the fourth to be officially retired by the Packers.

In 1994, Nitschke was voted to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team.

In 1997, the Packers' east practice field, across Oneida Street from Lambeau Field, was named in Nitschke's honor.

Raymond Ernest Nitschke, born December 29, 1936, in Elmwood Park, Ill., died March 8, 1998, at the age of 61.