The 2016 #MoreThanWords Campaign is gradually working towards the August 9th fundraising deadline and the support has been overwhelming. As of this post, the effort has resulted in dozens of articles promoting head coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation while also raising just shy of $12,000.
In case you are wondering how things are proceeding, or in case you are wondering what you can do to help, here is a quick rundown of what is going on. For an inside glimpse at what the Mike Zimmer Foundation is all about, I suggest you read this fantastic article from #MoreThanWords super supporter Vikings Corner.
If you feel compelled to participate, here is what we have available at the moment:
- Angel supporter Fan HQ is auctioning off an opportunity to attend the sold out July 21st autograph event in their store. The VIP package allows you to sit with Coach Zimmer throughout the entire event and includes a whole bunch of cool perks that will go to the highest bidder. The event ends later today so if you are interested then bang it here to see where the bidding is at.
- You can always just flat out donate to fundraiser through our Donations Page. All donations go straight to the Mike Zimmer Foundation and for every $10 you donate you will be entered into our giveaway for all the awesome prizes available. Those giveaways include an Anthony Barr autographed football, an Adrian Peterson autographed jersey, a chance to meet Coach Zimmer, and even tickets to the Arizona game at U.S. Bank Stadium this season.
- We’ve got shirts! All profits generated from #MoreThanWords T-shirt sales (through Amazon) will go directly towards the fundraiser.
- As part of their commitment to the effort, and recognizing that not every Vikings fan can attend an autograph event in Minnesota, Fan HQ is offering autographed 8X10 photos of Coach Zimmer for mail order. They are $40 (plus $4 shipping) and can be ordered here. If you want one, you better hurry though, I believe there are less than 10 available at the moment as they are selling quick.
Lastly, here is a huge “thank you” to all of those that have participated in one way or another. Using Vikings Territory‘s little corner of the internet to do some good, to host a community we are proud of, and to bring fans closer to the Vikings organization is something Brett and I make a personal goal. All of the other sites that are participating, all of the fans helping make this a success… it is just incredibly awesome.