Professional football player and recent “Dancing with the Stars” champion Donald Driver still makes time to promote and volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee). On May 25, he participated in two events thanking people who donate to and support Goodwill.
That morning, a Waukesha, WI, elementary school received a visit from Driver as a reward for winning the Goodwill’s Pack’er Up Challenge. Since 2009, he has been a part of the donation drive, which is held during Earth Month to tie into lessons about reusing, reducing and recycling.
“He really cares about Goodwill, and he cares about teaching kids the important lessons of giving back to the community,” the Goodwill’s Vice President of Marketing Pat Boelter told Milwaukee’s Fox 6 News.
Not only did Driver answer students’ questions about life, football and dancing, but he also performed for them. When one student asked him to show off his favorite dance moves, Driver agreed to do so on one condition – that she would dance with him. He danced with a teacher as well.
Driver then visited the Goodwill’s 91st Street facility for a “Welcome Home” celebration. The VIP reception included Goodwill donors, corporate partners, customers, government officials and others. The Goodwill’s President and CEO John Miller presented Driver with a trophy thanking him for his service to the organization.
Watch a news segment on the Pack’er Up assembly – including dance footage – on the Fox 6 News website.