Driver talks about Jordy Nelson taking over his charity softball classic
Jordy Nelson. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The charity softball game in Appleton which is part of the Green Bay Packers' summer plans is being passed on from one wide recevier to another.
Jordy Nelson said he'd be taking over the name of the charity game, held at the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers every summer.
As reported by 620WTMJ's Doug Russell:
Jordy Nelson announces he is taking over the Fox Cities charity softball game previously headed by Brett Favre and Donald Driver.— Doug Russell (@RussellOnSports) November 12, 2013
Favre founded the event in 2000, Driver took the reigns in 2008. Now Jordy takes over.— Doug Russell (@RussellOnSports) November 12, 2013
Jordy Nelson says he enjoys slow-pitch softball in the offseason. Young Life Organization will be the main beneficiary.— Doug Russell (@RussellOnSports) November 12, 2013
Young Life is a faith-based national organization with a chapter in Green Bay.
Later 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News" talked with Driver about it being "time to pass it on," as he put it.
"t's always tougher to get players to show up at the event. I knew players would show up, but fans want to see the current players, some of the retired players, but mostly the current players. Brett (Favre) passed it to me. I wanted to make sure I could pass it on to somebody who would raise money for their charity. What a great person to pass it to, Jordy...he's great in the community, done a lot of great works with the charity work that he does."
The first Nelson-run classic will happen on Sunday, June 8th.
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