'Thank You Fans' tour: Donald Driver to make (and eat) cream puffs at Wisconsin State Fair

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 10:09:47-04

WEST ALLIS -- Newly-minted Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Donald Driver will make cream puffs at the Wisconsin State Fair this year as part of a "Thank You Fans" tour.

“I am excited to make some cream puffs at the Wisconsin State Fair, and maybe eat a few too,” Donald Driver said. “A great Wisconsin tradition, plus I get to share a treat with some awesome fans!”

The all-time leading Packers receiver will be stopping by on Friday, August 11.

“As iconic as Original Cream Puffs are to the Wisconsin State Fair, and Donald Driver is to the Green Bay Packers, we are excited to bring them together at the Wisconsin State Fair,” Wisconsin State Fair Park Kathleen O’Leary said.

A news release from Lammi Sports Management, the agency that represents Driver, says the Packers fan favorite has always wanted to to find a way to thank fans for "nearly 20 years of support and friendship."

“I have wanted to do this tour since I first announced my retirement from the Packers, and now is a perfect time to say thank you for all of the support,” said Driver. “My wife Betina and I raised three beautiful children here, and we remain ingrained in our support for the state of Wisconsin because of the incredible, life-long friendships and relationships that have been built over 20 years.”

Driver's tour will also make a stop at the Miracle League of the Lakeshore's All-Star Game on the evening of August 11. Other stops yet to be announced will culminate in the Donald Driver Softball Game in Appleton on August 13.

Earlier this month, Driver was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame along with former cornerback Mark Lee.

"I think everything in my career has been truly a blessing," Driver said at the induction ceremony.

"I remember in 2003 when I fell on my neck against Minnesota. I remember being on that stretcher coming through that tunnel, [and] my wife told me that my career was over, that I was going to retire, and put the cleats up. And I told her, 'I don't think God is done with us yet. If I can recover from this, let's just see where God takes us.'"