Vikings rookie Christian Darrisaw has offered to match donations up to $15,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC-SWVA).
The Roanoke Star announced Darrisaw’s involvement and encouragement to the community:
The donation is a "challenge" to the community to join him and he will match their donation up to $15,000.
Christian Darrisaw, former Virginia Tech Player and current Minnesota Vikings [left tackle], announced his partnership with RMHC-SWVA as an Ambassador back in March 2021. Darrisaw wanted to find a way to make a positive impact on the greater community.
Using his background of fitness, the Christian Darrisaw Fitness Challenge was developed. The Christian Darrisaw Fitness Challenge is a fun way for individuals, groups of friends, families and co-workers to challenge themselves and each other to become fit and healthy this fall, while also supporting RMHC-SWVA. The challenge is up to the individuals; however, the healthy outcome for all participants and support of the Ronald McDonald House will be priceless.
For more information on the Fitness Challenge, click here.
Darrisaw is set to make his second start for the Vikings when they host the Cowboys for Sunday Night Football this weekend.
NFL announces location for 2022 NFL Scouting Combine
Though there's been some speculation that the NFL Scouting Combine will move away from Indianapolis, NFL.com's Chase Goodbread wrote Tuesday that the annual event is staying put – for at least 2022. He wrote:
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent confirmed the 2022 combine will remain in Indianapolis, while bids from Dallas, Los Angeles and Indianapolis are in consideration for the 2023 combine, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The combine has been held in Indianapolis since 1987, with its central geographical location making it a sensible venue for clubs and prospects alike. However, the NFL made combine locations for 2023-2028 subject to bidding. It's unknown when the winning 2023 bid will be announced.
The combine gathers more than 300 NFL draft prospects for a four-day series of medical, physical and mental testing, helping clubs make evaluations before the annual draft.
The combine has become a well-oiled machine at Lucas Oil Stadium as it has grown in popularity and refined its schedule for staggered arrivals of different position groups. The event, as it has been known, was not held in 2021 because of COVID-19.