MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are donating $440,000 to medical programs aimed at helping children in Minnesota.

The team announced on Wednesday that $200,000 is going to the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital as part of the “adopt a room” program.

The endowed gift will furnish a patient’s room with up-to-date technology and amenities.

The team is also sending $240,000 from the Vikings Children’s Fund to the university’s department of pediatrics. That money will be used for research to treat and cure childhood diseases and address childhood obesity.

Coach Leslie Frazier says the donations are geared toward helping Minnesota families who are facing a difficult time and showing the organization’s commitment to children’s health.

Comments (11)
  1. Fred says:

    good for them! they always look at owners and players as greedy pigs but people forget how much they donate to charities. yet more people that would suffer if they move. approve the racino and get this stadium issue resolved!

    1. Jack says:

      More people would suffer if they move? Are you nuts?

      Instead of giving Zygi Wilf hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, or gambling money, why don’t we give THAT money to kid’s medical programs.

    2. Thomas says:

      How ironic, donate now when we dont want them to steal our money!!!

      1. Paul Bunyan says:

        Leave it to the naysayers to say something negative about the Vikings when they do something positive in our community. Man there’s alot of LAME people in this state!!!

        1. Jack says:

          Positive? They’re trying to bilk the taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars?

          They are the enemy of the people.

          “Would you favor or oppose using public money for a new Viking’s stadium?”

          Favor: 22%
          Oppose: 74%
          Don’t know: 4%


      2. Tim says:

        It’s about time the media finally reports on charitable donations the Vikings have been making for many years. Lose the Vikings and we lose almost $2 billion dollars over 25 years. Try to find a revenue source to replace that. Wake up and face reality.

        1. Jack says:

          I’m sorry but you are lying. You have nothing to back up such a ridiculous claim.

          There are no economic benefits to taxpayer subsidized stadiums.


  2. PLATOON says:

    Apparently Jack is one of the lame ones.

  3. Thomas says:

    Paul and tim… feel free to pay my portion and you have my word I will never step foot intot he new stadium!!!

    1. Paul Bunyan says:

      Thomas, first this article is not about the stadium it’s about the Vikings donating $440,000 to kids.Second don’t say the Vikings aren’t positive for the community.My neighbors daughter had to stay at the Ronald McDonald house while she battled cancer. Her favorite moments were when Viking players would visit her with hugs, hi-fives and autographs. Memories she cherished until she passed away at seven,SEVEN!!!! So write your negative dribble about the stadium on a story about the stadium NOT this story!!!!

    2. Jack says:

      I doubt they can afford it. The cost of the Twins stadium will be costing each resident of Hennepin county close to one thousand dollars.

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