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Packers announce annual Family Night scrimmage

The Green Bay Packers will hold their annual Family Night scrimmage on Aug. 3 at Lambeau Field.

It's the first time the event is being held on a Sunday night, but training camp is also starting later than normal.

Family Night features a full-blown scrimmage, prizes, musical entertainment, and fireworks.

Included in the evening's activities, per custom, will be the popular "Shirts Off Our Backs," with approximately 20 jerseys, all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed scrimmage, to be given away in a random drawing.

The NFL's most popular scrimmage, the event has drawn more than 60,000 fans the past four seasons as the Packers sold every available seat.

"It's another one of the great training camp traditions of the Green Bay Packers. Even with the change, it promises to be another memorable night for our fans, and I'm looking forward to seeing it for the first time," said Mark Murphy, Packers chief executive officer.

It's designed for fans that can't get into sold-out Lambeau Field for a game. The event is also televised throughout the state.

Tickets, priced again at $8, will go on sale June 14, at 10 a.m., through Ticketmaster and may be purchased either in person, over the phone or via the Internet.

A limit of eight tickets per purchase will be in place for an initial sales period to allow more fans to have the chance to make a transaction.

More information is available at the Packers' Web site at Packers-Dot-Com.