Curly’s Pub at the Lambeau Field Atrium will host the Green Bay Packers’ official 2011 NFL Draft Party, highlighted by an April 28, Thursday night event that will feature appearances by Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, General Manager Ted Thompson, Head Coach Mike McCarthy, along with former Packers place kicker Chris Jacke (1987-96) and tight end Paul Coffman (1978-85).

The Thursday night party is free to the public and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with activities beginning at 5 p.m.

This year’s NFL Draft features a three-day format, with Round 1 beginning at 7 p.m. CT, April 28, Rounds 2-3 beginning at 5 p.m. April 29, and Rounds 4-7 beginning at 9 a.m. April 30.

In addition to Thursday night’s party for Round 1, Curly’s Pub will have food and drink specials as well as door prizes for Rounds 2 and 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday night, April 29,

The event will feature draft coverage on TV screens throughout Curly’s, in both the pub and dining room, and the Packers’ broadcast partners, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and WFRV-TV, will be on hand Thursday night with Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren and others providing coverage and analysis, as well as interviews with Packers staff.

Other features of the Draft weekend at Curly’s Pub include:

  • First-round draft pick contest, where a successful prediction of the Packers’ first-round selection will garner the winner of a football signed by the Packers’ 2011 No. 1 pick. One winner will be drawn from all qualified winning entries.

  • Draft Day Challenge, an online draft pick contest that calls for participants to pick the top five players chosen in the draft, plus the Packers' No. 1 selection. Prize package to the winner valued at $500. One winner will be drawn from all qualified winning entries.

  • Free entry for a chance to win other door prizes, including autographed Packers items, during all three days of the draft.

Curly’s Pub features Wi-Fi Internet access allowing attendees who bring wireless-enabled laptops to log on to their favorite draft Web sites and follow the action online.

More information can be found online at www.packers.com/2011draftchallenge.