On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., May. 26, 2015 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

    Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

    Sponsor code – Packers

  • Wed., May. 27, 2015 8:00 AM CDT Mentor-Protégé Program Training Camp The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program will hold its next training camp session on Wednesday, May 27, at 8 a.m. at the Legends Club in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
  • Thu., May. 28, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Thu., May. 28, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Sun., May. 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT Packers Coaching School

    The Green Bay Packers are set to host the team’s second annual “Green Bay Packers Coaching School” at Lambeau Field on Sunday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The complimentary coaching school has a curriculum exclusively designed for youth football coaches, and can accommodate a maximum of 300 coaches. The event will feature innovative classroom sessions in the Lambeau Field Atrium, as well as on-field football instruction from top local high school and youth football coaches in the Don Hutson Center.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

News

Print
RSS

Donald Driver statue and street to be unveiled on Saturday

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Public event takes place in downtown Green Bay at 2:30 p.m. CT


Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt (left) announced that Donald Driver would get a city street named after him at Driver's retirement ceremony on Feb. 6.

GREEN BAY—The public got to say goodbye to Donald Driver at his retirement ceremony in February, but he’ll be back in Green Bay for a quick hello on Saturday.

The Packers’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards will be on hand for the unveiling of the new “Donald Driver Way” street sign and refurbished receiver statue in front of Titletown Brewing Co. at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.

The event, which will take place at the corner of what is currently Pearl and Dousman streets, is open to the public.

At Driver’s retirement ceremony at the Lambeau Field Atrium back on Feb. 6, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt announced that the famous receiver statue, which used to reside in front of the old Packers Hall of Fame and is now in front of the downtown Titletown Brewing Co. restaurant, would be refurbished with Driver’s No. 80 jersey. Schmitt also announced the street leading to the statue and restaurant would be renamed “Donald Driver Way.”

The work on the statue is now complete, and the change of the street name will be made official on Saturday.

In a statement included in a press release from the mayor’s office, Driver expressed how humbled he is by the honors.

“It’s crazy to think,” he said. “I went from living on the street as a kid to now having my own street.”

Mayor Schmitt noted the special recognition for Driver is to honor his impact both on and off the field during his 14-year career. In addition to setting the Packers’ receiving records and winning a “Dancing With The Stars” title, 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.

After the unveiling, The Noble Bros band will provide musical entertainment, performing a special lyric written for Driver.

Packers.com's Driver tribute page

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos