MILWAUKEE -- With their perfect 12-0 record, the Packers are hot, and they are attracting a lot of attention! Tuesday, several members of the green and gold were in the Milwaukee area, participating in a number of events and meeting their fans.
Packers fans stood in a long line around the AT&T store in Brookfield - some for a couple of hours! They came armed with items for Packers fullback John Kuhn to autograph, and food donations for the Hunger Task Force. "Packers fever is going crazy right now, and it has ever since last playoff season. It's just continued this whole season. As long as the wins continue, the fans get crazier and crazier, and we appreciate all their support," Kuhn said.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby was in a Meadowview Elementary School classroom in Oak Creek Tuesday, letting some third-graders try on his ring. A parent, Tracy Stahl-Kopf entered an FM 106.1 contest and won the Packers appearance for her son's third-grade class. "When we're winning, there's a lot more demand for Packers players, but it's fun. It's a blessing to be able to be 12-0 right now and to be able to have these opportunities to come out and be in our community in the great state that supports us," Crosby said.
Packers receiver Donald Driver got support from fans Tuesday as well, while helping Goodwill honor its power partner, MillerCoors. Driver was signing copies of his third book, Quickie Goes to the Big Game, the proceeds of which benefit Goodwill and the Donald Driver Foundation. Driver says Goodwill provides people with opportunities, and it shares his motto: believe in the power of work. "So many people told me that 'Donald's 36 years old. He's done. He can't do it anymore,' and then I go out there and score two touchdowns," Driver said.