While in the Twin Cities for the recent Vikings-Giants game, ESPN's Jon Gruden hosted a youth football clinic at Winter Park, and talked about his passion for the game, the respect he has for Mike Zimmer, and shared his thoughts on the 2016 Vikings.
The Vikings held their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game when they played host to the Texans, in an effort to raise awareness as part of the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign, and also took part in a BCA luncheon
Vikings P Jeff Locke spoke to Chanhassen’s football team for almost 30 minutes as part of The Greater Game, an initiative started by former Vikings center Matt Birk that promotes core principles to help shape young men on and off the field.
The Vikings honored breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and those who have lost their battles with the disease as part of the "A Crucial Catch" breast cancer awareness game, which included a performance by singer / songwriter Alessia Cara.
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.
Chad Greenway has of course become a leader on the field for the Vikings, mentoring young teammates like Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr, but Greenway's philanthropy off it -- with things like a recent $75,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House -- may be even more valuable.