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Donald Driver brings Mirrorball to baseball diamond


Donald Driver held his fifth annual charity softball game today. He brought the Mirrorball trophy and his dancing partner to the Fox Valley for some fun on the diamond.

But it was Driver's work on the dance floor has fans supporting him more than ever.

Packers fans loved Donald Driver before. But now that he's brought the Mirrorball to Wisconsin, that love goes much farther than the football field.

"Huge Packer fan, huge Dancing with the Stars fan, so we are really fired up and pumped to be here," Joanne Bartz from Plymouth said.

Thousands of fans headed to Grand Chute for the fifth annual Donald Driver charity softball game. Some say his dancing and softball skills deserve a ten.

Driver says without the support of Packers fans, his Dancing with the Starts win wouldn't have been possible.

"They had everything to do with it and I couldn't have done it without them. I tip my hat off to the fans. Me and Peta did our part. At the end of the day, it was up to the fans to win it all," Driver said.

His dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd says she can't help but get swept up in the green and gold spirit.

"It's out of this world. I haven't seen anything like this before. It's crazy. It feels so good to have the support of Packer Nation and Wisconsin," Murgatroyd said.

"I knew Packer Nation would come through," Bartz said.

Some fans say they've never watched Dancing with the Stars before. But because of Driver, they not only tuned in, but voted.

"When a hometown favorite wins it and brings it home, that's huge," Josh Marnocha from Seymour said.

Peta even threw out the first pitch, right down the middle. And as for the game? Driver can add a softball title to his trophy case. The offense took down the defense 22-10. 

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