As most of you are aware by now, we have set an ambitious goal of raising over $10,000 for the “Chad’s Locker” program headed up by Chad Greenway and his Lead the Way Foundation by August 22nd.
The response has been amazing, as we’re currently right around $5,000 raised (new update coming soon), and Greenway reached out to us with a message he wanted past along to all the readers here at Vikings Territory.
Fans, Friends & Family,
I wanted to take a few minutes to write you all a personal letter regarding the #MoreThanWords Campaign. However, let me preface this whole thing with one simple statement: I am not a writer, I’m a football player. That being said, my parents taught me manners. And, when someone does a good thing for you, you write them a thank-you letter.
Your efforts to restock our children’s lockers across the Twin Cities deserve the biggest of thank you’s.
So far we’ve raised nearly $4,000 for the #MoreThanWords Campaign. As a result, children across the region will get the chance to take a break from their “hospital life” and just feel like a kid, again. The significance of this fun distraction cannot be overstated; these small moments make a huge impact in these children’s lives.
Thank you for your donations, for your time, for your retweets, for your facebook likes, and thank you for doing all of this without expecting anything in return. My wife and I started the Lead the Way Foundation in 2008 and every single year, like clockwork, you folks outdo yourselves. I will never forget what you all have done.
I wish I could say more, but I have to get back to camp. With one week left let’s keep the momentum rolling with #MoreThanWords, everyone! In the spirit of what I said earlier: even the smallest actions, moments, and donation can make the biggest difference. You can be that difference.
We still have a long ways to go to meet our goals and I just want to take this opportunity to again encourage you all to make a donation if you can help. For every $10 you donate on behalf of Vikings Territory, your name will be entered into a drawing for a Vikings jersey of your choosing and some other great prizes (one of which is really cool and will be announced soon).