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UPDATE: Thursday Declared Donald Driver Day in Brown Co.

UPDATED Thursday, January 17, 2013 --- 10:46 a.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - It's "Donald Driver Day" in Brown County.

The Brown County Board issued a proclamation during its meeting Wednesday evening.

The statement recognizes Driver for his 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and his generosity to the community.

Driver was not at the meeting, but in a statement said, "It's truly an honor to have January 17, 2013 become Donald Driver Day. I will always appreciate the special relationship that I share with the Green Bay Packers fans and I have so many incredible memories of my time spent in Green Bay and Brown County. I look forward to remaining a fixture in the community here and for many years to come."

There have been discussions that this may have been Driver's last season with the Packers.

On "Inside The Huddle" earlier this week, he said if that is true, he will have tough decisions to make on whether to play for another team or retire.

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Posted Monday, January 14, 2013 --- 11:07 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Brown County Board this week will honor Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver for his community contributions.

The board will recognize the Packers' all-time leading receiver for his work with The Donald Driver Foundation, which deals with issues related to homelessness and education. Driver has also hosted the annual charity softball game with Packers players.

Supervisor Bernie Erickson tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette Driver has given of himself, his money and is a fan favorite, so it's a great opportunity to honor him while he's still in Green Bay.

Driver will be 38 next month and had only a bit role in the offense after restructuring the final year of his contract. County officials say the event is on Driver's schedule, but that's not a guarantee he will attend Wednesday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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