Monday, May 6, 2013

Great Play: Donald Driver Doesn't Rest In Retirement

This is a "man's blog", but sometimes it takes a woman to know a good man when we see one! (Although we don't think that's an issue with this person in particular - Men know he's a Man too.) Like the rest of the women in the state I think I have a crush on Donald Driver. With good reason - not only is he handsome and a class act, he sets a great example off the field such as with his Donald Driver Foundation.

Their goal is to give "a hand up, not a handout". It seems we are heading into his peak season of events with football camps, a bowling classic, a golf classic and his annual Packers softball game in Appleton. He has this to say about the upcoming game: “I can’t wait to take the field for year number four and give fans a good game for a great cause,” said Driver. “The fan support has been awesome. It’s allowed the foundation to positively impact a number of quality organizations and people. And the defense is on a losing streak which is nice too!” 



The foundation focuses on and has helped by giving away scholarships & free computers, the Kids Supported with Meals program and Donald's partnerships with Goodwill and Click It or Ticket Campaign. More about Donald and his foundation are here.

Just this week Mr Driver also announced a new annual awards program, the “Donald Driver’s Driven to Achieve Awards”, which will be given to those who make significant contributions to their communities.“Too often, we as a society focus on the bad things that are happening,” Driver said. “This program is about turning the spotlight around and shining it on the people that work hard every day to make this world a better place.” The awards will recognize eight individuals each year and will be given to those who can demonstrate they delivered a benefit to their community through volunteerism, mentoring, fundraising or any other not-for-profit means. You can read more about the program and nominate someone here.

I like keeping an eye on this well met man and seeing what he will do next!