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Saints Punter Tom Morstead to Give Donations to MN Charity

Has the New Orleans Saints punter turned “Minnesota nice?”

Minnesota Vikings fans appreciate gutsy performances.

In last Sunday’s divisional playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium New Orleans Saints punter Tom Morstead made quite the impression. Morstead tore cartilage on the right side of his ribs making a tackle on Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels in the first quarter. Morstead stayed in the game despite his clear discomfort and pain. He booted a couple more punts and finished the game. He was even one of eight Saints players to return to the field for the mandatory extra point attempt following the Minneapolis Miracle.

Because of the respect for Morstead’s gritty performance, a movement was started by a Vikings fan on Redditso fans could donate money to the punter’s charity. Well, it’s taken off.

The punter’s charitable foundation, What You Give Will Grow, announced on January 16th that donations received by Vikings fans will be donated to the Children’s Minnesota Child Life Program. According to the foundation’s website this is “as a thank you for supporting following the New Orleans Saints’ loss in the NFL Divisional match-up with the Vikings.”

What You Give Will Grow was started in 2012 by Morstead and his wife, Lauren. The charity supports causes, organizations, small businesses, artists and musicians in the Gulf South Region.

At the time of this post, the movement has raised over $58K. There are 4 days remaining to donate to the cause. Looks like Morstead will be making his way back to Minnesota.


You can donate by clicking here.

To learn more about Children’s Minnesota, here’s a link to their website.

UPDATE 1/18/18:

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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