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Donald Driver Charity softball game benefits No Excuses Charitable Fund


Packers legend Donald Driver is back playing softball for charity.

The event at Fox Cities Stadium brought together former Packers players and thousands of fans on Sunday.

“I came out here last year and then when Donald called me and said, 'hey, I want you to come back out and I'm going to donate to your charitable fund,’ I was like, man that's awesome,” said Noah Galloway, founder of the No Excuses Charitable Fund.

He started the fund in 2005 after his second tour in Iraq.

“After I was injured on my second deployment to Iraq; I lost my arm and my leg, I struggled with it and I got back into fitness and I was running races and doing different things,” said Galloway.

His charitable fund donates to two veteran’s organizations and youth fitness programs at YMCAs.

On Sunday, the fund got a little extra help from the former Packers wide receiver.

“The world we live in is all about being family and being together; and so that's why I wanted to bring him here to honor those people that serve our country,” said Driver.

Driver and Galloway met while on the popular ABC show ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

Now, they're stepping up to the plate to help others.

“I'm a firm believer that if you're going to start climbing the ladder, if you don't take people with you, there's no even going up there. I look at Donald Driver as, you know, the prime example of doing that. I mean, this is a guy who makes sure he's not going alone,” said Galloway.

No Excuses Charitable Fund got $5 for every ticket sold for the charity softball game and fans were happy to support the cause.

“We thought we would try it for the first time and it's good, it's been a blast, great weather, great people, it's been fun out here,” said John Thorpe.

Money raised will also go to the Donald Driver Foundation.

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