Donald Driver to receive Humanitarian Award Friday for service work
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GREEN BAY - Donald Driver is in Washington D.C. today to receive the 2013 AMVETS National Ladies Humanitarian Award. AMVETS is a "congressionally chartered veterans service organization".
"Driver is being recognized for his work with the Donald Driver Foundation through which he has helped homeless families get on their feet and underprivileged children succeed in the classroom," the Packers said. "In addition to the work he does with his own foundation, Driver currently sponsors several hundred children through Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that helps ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends by sending them home with a backpack full of food every Friday throughout the school year."
Past winners of the award include First Lady Barbara Bush, Dolly Parton and Bart Starr
“The Ladies Auxiliary does so much for our Veterans,” Driver said. “This award is truly special to me, but these ladies, along with all of our veterans, are the real heroes.”
Driver tweeted out news of the award Thursday night, April 4. The Academy of Country Music Awards take place on Sunday, and Driver was invited.
"Thanks for the invite. Sorry that I'm unable to attend. Receiving the AMVETS Humanitarian Award of the year. I will be watching! @ACMawards."
Driver was nominated for the award by Cathy Tratz of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.