Vikings Annual Playground Build Is Today

Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 3, 2011 – 6:39 am

For the 6th consecutive year, the Vikings will join forces with volunteers and other charitable organizations to build a new and safe playground at a local school. This year’s playground build will take place at Northport Elementary School in Brooklyn Center.

More than 250 volunteers, including more than 100 Vikings staff members, team executives, Head Coach Leslie Frazier and coaching staff, alumni players Matt Blair, Chuck Foreman, Bob Lurtsema, John Randle, Stu Voigt and Rickey Young, along with Toro employees and organizers from KaBOOM! – a national nonprofit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America – will join forces to build the new and safe playground.

The new playground’s design is based on drawings provided by students who attended the Design Day in April and will use the playground. Cost of the playground’s construction is being split between the Vikings and one of its community partners – Toro.

I’ll have more details about today’s activities, including a recap of the event, later this weekend on

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