It might be the offseason, but it just so happens to be a very busy Saturday with lots of Packers-related events in the Green Bay area this weekend.
In advance of Sunday's celebrity softball game, recently retired wide receiver Donald Driver will return to Green Bay on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Titletown Brewing Co. on the corner of Pearl and Dousman Streets.
Driver will be there for the unveiling and dedication of a street named after him and the refurbished 20-foot statue standing painted in the receiver's likeness outside the brewery and restaurant, an event that is free and open to the public.
“It’s crazy to think,” Driver said. “I went from living on the street as a kid to now having my own street.”
After the unveiling, The Noble Bros band will provide musical entertainment, performing a special lyric written for Driver.
Then from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Stadium View Grill and Bar in Green Bay, former Packers fullback William Henderson will act as host of the second annual Ultimate Packers Fan Connection.
The event is free and open to the public, though raffle tickets will be sold to benefit the Kiwanis organization and their efforts supporting children with autism.
Current and former players scheduled to appear include Chris Jacke, Fuzzy Thurston, Willie Davis, Randall Cobb, DuJuan Harris, Mason Crosby and Frank Winters.
The event is intended for fans to obtain autographs and pictures, socialize and will also include music and an auction.
For the younger crowd, the Packers and the NFL are sponsoring a free two-day High School Development Camp starting on Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Don Hutson Center.
Camps are open to all players entering grades 9-12 for the 2013-14 school year, and will focus on character development and specific football-skills training by position. Participants will develop awareness of some of the necessary skills needed to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.
Each participant receives an HSPD Student Planner, NCAA initial-eligibility requirements, SAT/ACT informational materials and time-management instruction.
Students will need to have the required forms filled out ahead of time and also bring necessary equipment to the camp. More information can be found online here.
Finally on Saturday evening, Packers radio broadcasters Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren will be raising funds for Habitat for Humanity at the Home Sweet Home Gala hosted by the River Club in Mequon, Wis. from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The event includes dinner, auctions and a program led by the Packers radio voices.
Tickets for the event are $100 and can be purchased online at the website of the Ozaukee County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
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