Thursday, January 31, 2013
One of the "best receivers" to play for the Green Bay Packers is retiring with an official ceremony scheduled Feb. 6. Let us recap his visits to Waukesha.
One of the best receivers ever to wear a Packers uniform, Donald Driver, will be ending his 14-year football career as a Green Bay Packer. Driver, a frequent Waukesha visitor, announced that his career has come to an end, with an official retirement ceremony slated for Feb. 6 in the Lambeau Field Atrium. “I would never have expected it, being a seventh-round pick, and a lot of people telling you that you weren’t going to make the team,” Driver told packers.com a few short years ago. Driver retires as one of the most beloved players in franchise history, according to the website. He's remembered for his infectious smile, his humble upbringing and his countless contributions to the community. Here’s an unofficial list of the franchise …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Popular Packer woos the crowd to thank contributors and raise money for charity.
Well-known for bringing the ball into the end zone, Green Bay Packer Donald Driver created another win-win play Friday night. This time the winner was the United Way of Waukesha County. About 200 people attended the second annual United Way of Waukesha County Champions of Giving recognition and celebration. The event was sponsored by Jerry and Judie Couri of Couri Insurance in Waukesha and was held at the home of Jim Lindenberg, owner of the Milwaukee Wave, to acknowledge people who contributed $1,000 or more during the 2011 fundraising campaign. Driver, a champion on the football field with the Packers and on the dance floor in Dancing with the Stars, was a fitting choice for the event, Jerry Couri said. For Driver, however, the event was…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Summit View Elementary School won a visit from Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver for its clothing drive for Goodwill, days after he secured the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars.
When 9-year-old Alana Strehl, a third-grader at Summit View Elementary School won't forget her school day on Friday anytime soon. That’s because when Alana asked Green Bay Packers wide receiver and Dancing With the Stars champion Donald Driver to show off his favorite dance moves, he agreed to do it on one condition – that Alana would dance with him. “They love the Packers,” said Alana about her family. “I am going to be super excited.” Alana wasn’t the only lucky one to turn the gym into a dance floor. Driver also had Jennifer Jones, an instructional resource teacher, show off her best moves. Jones said she was “overwhelmed” when Driver motioned her over to be his dance partner in front of the whole school. “To be able to tell my husband …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Are you one of the people who helped Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver reach the finals on the popular TV show?
Don’t underestimate this Packers wide receiver's ability. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to Green Bay Packers fans that Donald Driver has the moves. We’ve all seen him wiggle his bum on national TV after a good play. And for the past few months, Packers fans have watched him excel on Dancing With the Stars. Driver needed a miracle to stay alive this week to make it to the show’s finale, wrote the Washington Post. He got that miracle Tuesday night. Is it bad to admit I have yet to see an episode of Dancing With the Stars? I’m not a big TV person and I watch stuff when I get to it. But I’ve seen fans on Donald Driver’s Facebook page cheering him on and talking about voting for him. It makes me curious – what’s your involvement in helping …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Packers fullback John Kuhn signed autographs Tuesday at AT&T store in Brookfield for fans who donated food to Milwaukee Hunger Task Force.
Lining up three hours before the event, fans brought a plethora of items for Packers fullback John Kuhn to sign as they filled two food donation boxes for charity. Hundreds of people wrapped around the shopping center with the AT&T store at 3825 N. 124th St. to see No. 30, known affectionately as "Kuuuuuuuuhhhhhnnnn!" Once inside, fans stuffed two canned and non-perishable goods into tall boxes for the Hunger Task Force. Colleen Rogers of Brookfield said she waited for about 45 minutes to get in, but that was a snap compared to the more than two hours she waited to see Donald Driver, who was autographing his latest book a few blocks away at Goodwill in Wauwatosa. (Driver also was in Waukesha.) "I already have his other three books and I …
Green Bay Packers wide receiver signs copies of his new book at Goodwill.
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…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver speaks to crowd during Monday night's Champions in Giving.
The shouts of “Go Pack, Go” resonated throughout the crowd as No. 80 himself moved toward the crowd at a garden party on a lake in Waukesha County. Despite Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver being a guest speaker Monday night during Champions in Giving, the true stars of the night were the more than 200 supporters of the United Way of Waukesha County, who attended the event. More than 493 people regularly give $1,000 or more to the non-profit organization each year, and a special night was held in their honor. "This is a recognition for all those givers, from $1,000 all the way up,” said Michelle DuBord, director of investor relations & communications at United Way of Waukesha County. The local chapter of United Way has set a …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Offensive tackle Mark Tauscher also appeared at Waukesha business Saturday afternoon.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver wasn’t catching footballs Saturday afternoon, but he was catching smiles from all his fans gathered at Waukesha Sportscards for a public autograph signing session. Whether it was jokes about a bobble head having nearly the size of Driver’s head or shaking hands with his fans, the Super Bowl XLV champion kept a smile on his face. Driver's autograph signing was popular with Packers' fans in Waukesha. The line wrapped outside the door as people waited to get a glimpse of the reliable receiver. Even a white dog wanted to see Driver – the dog got away from his owner and snuck into the store shortly before Driver arrived. Driver will be at the Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday for the third annual Donald …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Mark Tauscher also signing at Waukesha Sportscards
Waukesha Sportscards is bringing Green Bay Packers Donald Driver and Mark Tauscher for a public signing on Saturday. The Super Bowl XLV champions will be signing at the store during different times. Driver will be at the store from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices for Driver's autograph vary between $35 and $350 depending on what items are signed. Tauscher, a Wisconsin native, will sign from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets range between $15 and $50, depending on the items that are signed. Tickets are limited. Waukesha Sportscards is located at 821 Meadowbrook Road and its number is 262-544-0959.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV champions planning a public signing June 4.
Green Bay Packers Donald Driver and Mark Tauscher will be coming to Waukesha Sportscards for a public signing from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 4. Tickets for the upcoming autograph session are limited and prices vary based on the items that will be signed. For more information, contact Waukesha Sportscards at 262-544-0959. Waukesha Sportscards has been holding the public signings with the Packers players occasionally since the Super Bowl win. Recent public signings included Josh Sitton, Chad Clifton, Jermichael Finley, James Jones and John Kuhn.