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Lunch Break, 12/16: Greenway Honored

Chad Greenway was fittingly named the Minnesota Vikings 2014 Community Man of the Year at a school visit in Shakopee yesterday afternoon. The deserving Greenway has been one entrenched in the community since day one.

Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune blogged about Greenway's latest honor:

Chad Greenway has been selected as the Vikings' Community Man of the Year for 2014.

Since joining the Vikings in 2006, the outside linebacker has volunteered with several local organizations, including Memorial Blood Centers, Sanford Health, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Fuel Up To Play 60, The Salvation Army, Taste of the NFL, United Way and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota.

In 2009, Greenway and his wife, Jenni, started the Lead The Way Foundation to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Twin Cities "with daily support and life-changing experiences." Since its inception, Greenway's foundation has raised more than $1.3 million.

*Greenway is one of 32 NFL team representatives vying for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The winner will be named at the Super Bowl.

This is the second time Greenway has been selected as the Vikings' Community Man of the Year. He also won the award in 2011.

The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award will be announced at the 4th Annual NFL Honors show during the week of the Super Bowl.

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