Donald Driver Milwaukee event helps raise quarter million to help kids in need
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MILWAUKEE - It's always wonderful when you have a former sports great in the headlines for the right reasons.
All-time leading Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver wants to encourage kids to read and tell them how that can drive them to success.
Driver came to Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel as the keynote speaker of a program called 2013: A Novel Event, a fundraiser to help underprivileged kids get the help they need to read.
The event played a part in raising $250,000 for the cause.
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The idea is that all children deserve the opportunity to read, and through that, they become more confident writers and researchers.
Driver is an author, and has written three children's books that score high with educators. His books deal with loss, overcoming adversity and healthy living.
The main character in the books, named Quickie, faces many challenges in school and life.
Using Quickie's story, Driver told kids on Monday that reading more can give kids the confidence to succeed in school and in life.
Just finished a speaking engagement for SHARP LITERACY. Amazing time. EDUCATION IS LIFE.— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) September 23, 2013