A Letter From Chad Greenway


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.

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.

Chad Greenway

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).



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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. Please take my name out of the prize drawing. I give because I want to give and don’t want a reward for it. The reward has been met halfway already by this truly good man, forget football player. This letter is so heartwarming on many levels and shatters the shell of perceived societal constructs. The other half of the reward will be seeing the first smiling face that is glee ming from being able to forget about the cards dealt to them.
    I love you Chad, and all the team involved in this.
    I passed this on to a dear friend in Canada in hopes of tapping some of the many Vikings fans I know that come from the Winnipeg area. I’m confident this precious soul will have an impact.

    1. Wow – that is so incredibly generous of you! Thank you for your support in this campaign, and thank you for passing it along! We’re so blessed to be able to come together with other Vikings fans and support such a worthwhile cause 🙂