Packers Plan Party, Picks Contest

Join the first-round festivities on Thursday, April 22, at Curly's Pub; team awarding prizes to the top draft prognosticator.

Along with the Packers' free draft party, the team is holding a Draft Challenge online draft pick contest.

Because the first day of the draft is moving to a Thursday and includes just the first round, the Packers have downsized their annual draft party to a free event at Curly's Pub inside Lambeau Field. The first-come, first-served event will feature appearances by general manager Ted Thompson, coach Mike McCarthy and president/CEO Mark Murphy, along with other Packers personnel and players.

The event starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, with the first round of the draft beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Rounds 2-3 begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and Rounds 4-7 begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. Curly's will have food and drink specials as well as contests and prizes for those two days.

More information can be found online at www.packers.com/draft_party.

Meanwhile, the Packers' Draft Challenge calls for participants to pick the top five players chosen in the draft, plus the Packers' No. 1 selection.

 The winner will receive a prize package valued at $300 that includes a Packers prize bucket, autographed items from Greg Jennings and B.J. Raji, a one-year Championship Membership to the Packers Partner Club of Champions Packers Fan Club, four tickets to Packers Family Night, a one-night hotel stay and gift cards.

More information can be found online at www.packers.com/draft_challenge_2010.


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