NFL reporter Laura Okmin created her GALvanize Foundation to give women the tools they need to succeed in the world of sports, both in front of the camera and behind. The Vikings hosted a boot camp for the group during the team's recently completed minicamp.
Vikings players, coaches and alumni teed it up for a great cause at the 26th Annual Vikings Children's Fund Golf Tournament. Since 1978, over $10 million has been raised by the VCF with over $5 million being allocated towards research at the University of Minnesota's Department of Pediatrics.
Chad Greenway and The Bohannon Group Foundation recently held their 5th annual golf tournament to benefit Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation.
Vikings punter Jeff Locke helped out Tee It Up for the Troops by participating in the "Longest Day of Golf for the Troops" for the third consecutive year, playing 85 holes over the course of 15 hours.
Vikings players and coaches took part in the club's annual playground build, with this year's taking place at Linwood Monroe Elementary in St. Paul on June 2.
The Vikings Youth Football team recently hosted a National Flag Football event at Winter Park, with kids getting to play in the field house and also getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility.
Minnesota football legends Bud Grant and John Gagliardi were featured speakers at “An Evening with Minnesota Sports Legends.” The benefit was held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (Eden Prairie) and raised money for Project Friendship.