GREEN BAY - For the past two and a half weeks, downtown redevelopment has gone green and gold in the honor of Donald Driver.
"He's given a lot to Green Bay and the community throughout the 14 years he has been here," said Christopher Handler, who is painting the 22 foot tall "Receiver" statue to resemble the retired Packers wide receiver.
The paint job needs to be done in less than two weeks. On June 15th, Pearl Street will officially become Donald Driver Way. It's the street where the statue and Titletown Brewing Company are located. Driver is scheduled to be in Green Bay for a special ceremony in his honor.
"It's exciting," said Brent Weycker, the owner of Titletown Brewing. "We obviously hope some people will show up and kind of celebrate the fact he is forever going to be named with a street after him and a statue as well."
People have already been showing up to check on the statue's progress.
"Everybody and their brother comes down here," said Handler.
Jim Van Matre checked out the statue on Monday. Three decades ago, he came up with the idea to create the statue and place it outside the old Packers Hall of Fame.
"Most of the funding came from about 27, 28 members of Super Bowl I pledged $1,000 to put their autograph on the football," said Van Matre.
The statue cost $29,000.
28-years later, Van Matre is proud it will now belong to a specific Packers great.
"Driver is a wonderful person, great individual, great representative of the team and the city," said Van Matre. "Couldn't be better."
The painters say it should be done in a few days.
"I think that will be the finishing touch, definitely his smile," said Van Matre. "If I have to go to his dentist to get a copy of his records I'll do that."
An exact time hasn't been set for the ceremony at Titletown Brewing. It is expected to be some time after 2 p.m.
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