Mayor to Unveil New Street Sign in Honor of Donald Driver

Here’s the press release from the City of Green Bay regarding a street named after Donald Driver…

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The public is invited to join Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Donald Driver and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt at the unveiling of the new Donald Driver Way street sign and refurbished receiver statue in front of Titletown Brewery, Saturday, June 15 at 2:30pm. The unveiling will occur on the corner of what is currently Pearl and Dousman Street.

Mayor Schmitt commented, “Packer fans enjoyed Donald Driver’s 14 seasons with the team along with his charitable involvement with many organizations.  This special honor is an appropriate tribute to recognize his work on and off the field.”

In addition to setting the Packers’ all-time records for career receptions and yards, Driver is recognized as one of the most charitable athletes of his generation. During his time with the Packers, Driver was awarded the “Community Service Award” by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce in 2001, the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2002, the Red Smith Award in 2010 and the AMVETS Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2013. To honor the significant impact Driver made both on and off the field during his 14 year career, the Green Bay City Council unanimously approved the name change March 19, 2013.

“It’s crazy to think,” Driver said, “I went from living on the street as a kid to now having my own street. I never could have dreamed this day would come and am so thankful to Mayor Schmitt, the City Council and all the fans that made this possible.”

Before and after the unveiling, guests are invited to stay and enjoy musical entertainment by The Noble Bros band, who will perform a special lyrical tribute written for Donald Driver.

Immediately following the event, a child sized Donald Driver Way sign will be unveiled at The Children’s Museum of Green Bay in the “Get Up and Get Moving” Packers featured gallery.  The event is part of the Museum’s one year birthday celebration.


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