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Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver star in Jockey’s adoption awareness gala

May 18th, 2016

Courtesy of the Milwaukee Business Journal

There were quite a few big names in the room for Jockey International Inc.’s first Jockey Being Family Gala on May 15 to promote adoption awareness, including Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who recently adopted a child. Check out the attached slideshow to see who else was at the big event in Lake Geneva.

Nelson recently signed on to become an ambassador and raise awareness for the Jockey Being Family Foundation Ltd., a corporate initiative of Kenosha-based apparel company Jockey International. He was joined at the gala at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa by former Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and former Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon, who plays for the San Diego Chargers.

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Debra Waller, chairman and CEO of Jockey, is a passionate adoption advocate who was adopted as an infant.

“Given my profession, I know I have a platform and responsibility to help others and this is a cause that I wanted to be involved in, to promote adoption and highlight the importance of post-adoption resources and services,” Nelson said. “Adoption is a great way to grow and have a family.”

Since 2005, the Jockey Being Family Foundation has directly impacted more than 325,000 families, contributed more than $6.5 million to adoption organizations and awarded more than 5,250 scholarships.

Country music band Old Dominion performed at the gala. Several hundred southeastern Wisconsin business executives attended the gala and many played in a golf event on May 16 to raise money for the foundation.

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