Two days after Donald Driver, a long-time wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers, scored two touchdowns on throws from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, he was scoring big with his fans at Waukesha Goodwill.
Already having signed books for about 600 people in Wauwatosa earlier Tuesday, No. 80 was at the Goodwill on Meadow Lane signing for another 600 fans.
“I’ve always realized if you give back to the community, it always gives back to you,” said Driver, a Goodwill spokesman for about nine years.
The proceeds of his newest book, Quickie Goes to the Big Game, benefit Goodwill Industries and the Donald Driver Foundation. The third in his series of books, Driver said his books are meant to inspire young children to achieve what they want.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it,” Driver said.
Waukesha resident Kristen Olsen managed to achieve bragging rights by being the first in line at Goodwill, getting there at about 7 a.m. Goodwill was sold out of wristbands by 9 a.m., she said.
“Everybody was hanging out in their car, there were about 10 cars in the parking lot,” she said about when she first got to the thrift store.
The books she was having Driver sign were a Christmas present for her nephew.
“It is his favorite player,” Olsen said with a smile.
Olsen said she thought Driver’s two touchdowns in Sunday’s close game against the New York Giants were “awesome.” She wasn’t alone. Fan after fan came up to Driver, shaking his hand and telling him just how cool those touchdowns were.
Driver also appeared at a Goodwill in Wauwatosa.
Meanwhile, Mason Crosby visited an elementary school in Oak Creek and John Kuhn helped collect food for the needy in Brookfield.