American Family Insurance and The Green Bay Packers
DreamDrive, Presented by American Family Insurance
We're the Burkeland family, and we're at Lambeau Field today for DreamDrive. We've been coming to DreamDrive pretty much all our lives, getting autographs, going to practice that sort of thing. It really lit the fire for being Packer fans for life.
Today I'm gonna ride with David Bakhtiari.
Nice to meet you man, those are some sick gloves. Ready to roll?
We're cooking now.
Bryson, yea. Bryson, Woo!
Should we do it again, same time tomorrow?
It's just about, I'm going to cry. The family memories and having them experience everything that we were able to experience back in the day.
The History of DreamDrive
Narrator: This is green bay. They have a football team. These are three people who know things. Here is what they know about the Dream Drive.
Tom Pigeon: You know there's no exact date I believe that it started in '57 when the packers moved out to the west side.
Mary Jane Herber: When they had the training camp in Stevens Point basically from '54 to '57 there was a distance between the college dorms and the stadium.
Frank Anderson: It could have begun in '55 it could have begun in '54. Nobody knows exactly when it began.
Tom Pigeon: Some of the kids yeah they get a relationship form with a player and I've heard stories where the kids invite them to their wedding so the relationship carries way beyond the years that they played with the Packers
Frank Anderson: It's all too historic. It's all too one of a kind. The Packers have nothing but one-of-a-kind experiences
A Packer Tradition
David Bakhtiari, a Fearless Dreamer On & Off the Field
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David Bakhtiari: Dream job means to me a quick ride down to practice. No, I had a rider for a long time. His name was Ben and for him to kind of let me know "Hey I can't not be a rider this year I'm getting a job and then I'm also going off to college," that kind of really dawned on me, just this moment in time where I met him when he was a little kid wearing the shades down to practice on the bottom of jersey.
David Bakhtiari: And he'd give me a bike, hey try to get like a bigger bike from this be awesome. That dynamic I thought was very special and something that kind of bonded him and I and it's really cool to see you know him grow up. I think what makes the Packers and also the community just such a unique environment is how close we are. We're not owned by an owner it's always been this kind of family first and kind of inclusive environment and I think the Dream Drive shows that as a perfect example kids will line up starting in the early morning to give NFL football players a ride down to practice I think that right there kind of says it all.