Happy Father’s Day to all, and especially those who may be attending the annual Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.
One day after having a street named in his honor and a statue unveiled in his likeness in Green Bay, the recently retired Packers wide receiver is hosting the charity event for a sixth consecutive year, taking over from from former Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
The game raises money for the Donald Driver Foundation. Donald and Betina Driver started the foundation to help homeless families, to support health and wellness initiatives, and to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Wisconsin and nationally.
Typically, the event includes a sponsor softball game, a home run derby and then the featured game between members of the offense and the defense.
For the first time this year, Driver has invited former players of the Packers to be part of the game, fullback William Henderson, running back Ahman Green and defensive lineman Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila among them.
Also, first and second round draft choices of the 2013 NFL Draft, Datone Jones and Eddie Lacy, have been announced as being part of the roster as well.
The event is sold out, although tickets may be available on the secondary market.