It doesn’t matter who you are: Hard times always come up. As a kid growing up, I saw my mom not eat at night because she was trying to make sure that her children had enough food. We slept on a mattress on the floor because we couldn’t afford furniture. My goal was that, if I had the opportunity to become successful, I was going to find a way to get my family out of poverty.
The Donald Driver Foundation started back in 2000. I wanted to make sure to give other people the opportunity to be successful. I believe that God put me on this earth not to be a football player, but to give me the platform to do what I’m doing today: inspire, motivate and change lives.
Kohl's Corp. chairman and CEO Kevin Mansell teamed with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver to help host the Croquet Ball Sept. 10 and raised more than $320,000 for the Penfield Children's Center in Milwaukee. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos of the fun event that was held at the Milwaukee Country Club.
“Drive, go hunting with me!”
Over the years, Brett used to say this to me all the time. We had a special connection on the field during our careers that resulted in big numbers, but we also enjoyed each other away from football. But that didn’t mean I was about to go hunting with him.