Eden Prairie, MN (December 15, 2015) – Thefirst ever Polaris-Vikings Winter Festwill be heldFriday,**February 19, through Sunday, February 21, in Duluth, MN. Benefitting the Vikings Children's Fund, the three-day, family-friendly event will include appearances by current and former Minnesota Vikings players, as well as the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders.
Expected to kick off with a live broadcast of Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen's radio show on the team's flagship radio station, KFAN 100.3, the weekend's festivities are scheduled to include: a youth football clinic hosted by former Vikings LB and current Youth Football Manager EJ Henderson, Polaris snowmobile lessons and adventures, Vikings meet-and-greets at local Duluth restaurants and Duluth Lawn & Sports and a party to conclude the weekend with over $30,000 in prizes to be given away. All of the weekend's events taking place in the largest Minnesota metropolitan area outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul will be in close proximity to each other in order to provide fans an opportunity to attend as many events as possible. A full schedule with event details will be released at a later date on vikings.com.
"We take great pride at the Minnesota Vikings in being able to give back to our community while focusing on the children of the Upper Midwest," said Vikings President/OwnerMark Wilf. "From an open training camp to these philanthropic events across the state, our goal is to connect our team with as many fans as possible throughout Minnesota."
"We're thrilled to host the Polaris-Vikings Winter Fest in February," said Visit Duluth President/CEO Anna Tanski. "This type of family-focused event is a benefit for locals in addition to showcasing Duluth to fans from across the region. Most importantly, it raises funds for such an important purpose."
Named as one of the founding partners of U.S. Bank Stadium last month, Polaris off-road vehicles will be incorporated throughout the event at the snowmobile activities and other demonstrations throughout the city.
For more information, call the event line at (952) 828-6577. A complete list of Vikings guests will be available at a later date.
Since 1978, nearly $11 million has been raised for the VCF with over $5 million allocated to support research at the University of Minnesota's Department of Pediatrics.