Vikings fans will have a unique opportunity to personally meet Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer while helping to support his foundation.
FanHQ owner Shaun Hagglund is joining with the #MoreThanWords program to host an autograph signing with Zimmer on July 21 from 7-8 p.m. (CST) at the FanHQ store in Eden Prairie Center. Only 100 tickets will be available for the exclusive event, so Hagglund is encouraging Vikings to purchase tickets – which go on sale today – ahead of time.
Fans can choose from a number of different ticket options, ranging from $29 for an autograph from Zimmer to a $129 VIP ticket that will include one autograph, a posed photo, limited-edition T-Shirt and private meet-and-greet at the start of the session. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Mike Zimmer Foundation through the fundraiser.
"I'm incredibly happy that FanHQ could partner with #MoreThanWords and Coach Zimmer in order to raise money and awareness for a great cause like the Mike Zimmer Foundation," Hagglund said. "I'm looking forward to a great event and lots of fun with Vikings fans."
MoreThanWords, an annual effort started by Vikings Territory founder Adam Warwas, has raised more than $3,500 for the Mike Zimmer Foundation since this year's campaign kicked off on June 1.
The Vikings blogging community has established a $10,000 goal, and a number of incentives will appeal to fans to help reach that benchmark. In addition to a couple of items to be gifted by participating sites, the Mike Zimmer Foundation is providing a number of items to be given away, including an autographed Adrian Peterson jersey, a game ball signed by Anthony Barr and two club-level tickets to the Nov. 20 game against Arizona at U.S. Bank Stadium.
An individual will be entered in the drawing after making a minimum donation of $10; for each additional $10 donation, his or her name will be placed in the pool another time. Staff members of participating sites will not be eligible to win.
Platforms joining Vikings Territory in the efforts include Daily Norseman, Vikings Corner, Purple FTW!, Cold Omaha and VikeFans