As someone that now qualifies as a father (actually, very recently, a father of three), I’m hard pressed to think of a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to be surrounded by Vikings players and cheerleaders, enjoying some great Minnesota weather and food, and doing something genuinely awesome that helps support a great cause.
If that sounds like something you also would be interested in, and you happen to be in the Minnesota area, then I highly recommend planning to attend the 9th Annual Gridiron Gallop presented by Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and his wife, Jenni.
There is a 5K run/walk and also a kid’s run around Lake Nokomis in addition to a day filled with fun activities for all ages, with proceeds benefiting the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.
Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation is one of the most highly regarded in the world of professional sports and we have all grown accustomed to our veteran linebacker making headlines for all the right reasons as a result.
His off-field impact resulted in him being named the 2015 winner of the NFLPA’s Byron Whizzer White Award which is a recognition of all the various ways the Greenway family have given back to help those in need.
There are prizes and t-shirts available to registered participants in addition to autograph opportunities. The event is scheduled for June 21st with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.
This is sure to be a great event, once again, and a reminder that Chad Greenway has always been a Vikings player that can make fans proud off the field.