Former Teammates Visit Ryan Pickett for Charity Dinner Party

Benefitting the Ryan Pickett Foundation, a celebrity dinner takes place Friday evening in Solana Beach, Cal.

Now that minicamp is over in Green Bay, Packers players have a little more than a month off before the start of training camp in late July.

Several of those players will begin their time off by paying a visit to former teammate Ryan Pickett—currently a free agent—out in California for his annual charity golf outing and dinner party.

Taking place Friday evening is Pickett's "Black and White" Dinner Party at Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, Cal. starting at 6:00 p.m. PT. The golf portion of the event happens on Saturday.

According to the Ryan Pickett Foundation website, the evening will include "a wonderful cocktail hour with music and a silent auction followed by a phenomenal dinner, live auction and entertainment."

Among the current Packers players traveling out to California to take part include B.J. Raji, Casey Hayward, Brad Jones, Mike Neal and Jamari Lattimore.

Former Packer and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton will be in attendance, along with former Packers Donald Driver, Johnny Jolly, Nick Barnett and C.J. Wilson.

Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals will also participate, along with former Major League Baseball all-stars David Justice and Jermaine Dye.

As recently as a week ago, head coach Mike McCarthy said in regards to Pickett potentially returning to Green Bay that "No doors are closed yet."

For what it's worth, a roster spot will open when running back Johnathan Franklin is placed on waivers, although the Packers may also be monitoring the situations of Jolly and tight end Jermichael Finley as well.

Proceeds from the charity event have benefitted Green Bay's own American Foundation of Counseling Services in 2013.

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June 20, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Pickett is worth having in your back pocket with the limited amount of snaps he'd be needed for. But not at the expense of Jordys deal, Cobbs deal, or keeping a promising pick.
Wait, if nobody wants him and we need to fill a hole, sign him on the cheap.

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