Madison
14° F
Haze
Haze
Advertisement

Gov. declares Donald Driver Day in Wisconsin

Published On: Feb 06 2013 11:52:02 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 06 2013 11:55:55 AM CST
Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers

Darren Hauck/Reuters

GREEN BAY, Wis. -

Gov. Scott Walker says retiring Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver personally called him to invite him to his retirement celebration at Lambeau Field.

Walker was sporting a Packers tie for the event. He spoke about it Wednesday morning during a speech at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association.

At the event, Walker presented Driver with a plaque declaring Wednesday Donald Driver Day in Wisconsin.

Walker said he was happy to accept Driver's invitation to attend the event. And he said if he didn't, "My 17-year-old would have killed me."

Driver announced his retirement Jan. 31 and the Packers distributed tickets to fans so they can hear the news directly from his mouth in the atrium at Lambeau Field.

Advertisement
  • Ferguson protests after grand jury

    Jim Young/Reuters

    Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision

    The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday night.

  • Nation reax Ferguson blurb image

    REUTERS

    Nation reacts to Ferguson decision

    A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown set off demonstrations across the United States Monday night.

  • Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas

    istock

    Thanksgiving Day fast facts

    Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2014, Thanksgiving is Nov. 27th.

Advertisement