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Vikings To Adopt A Room At Amplatz Children’s Hospital

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 18, 2011 – 1:10 pm

Head Coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings announced a gift of $200,000 for the Minnesota Vikings Adopt A Room at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. The endowed gift from the Vikings will furnish a patient’s room with today’s groundbreaking technology and comfortable amenities while securing a place for future pioneering medical advancements.

Coach Frazier, along with Vikings players and coaches, will visit patients in the hospital and unveil the room on Friday afternoon.

“Watching a child battle a serious illness is one of the most difficult challenges a family can face,” said Coach Frazier. “The Adopt A Room program allows for a better experience for the patients and their families during those challenging times. Adopting a room is a great way for the Vikings organization to support Minnesota families and show our continued commitment to children’s health.”

The Vikings will also donate $240,000 from the Vikings Children’s Fund (VCF) to the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics for promising research to treat and cure childhood disease. This critical funding allows researchers the opportunity to secure data and leverage national research awards. $80,000 will be directed to support the Vikings Fitness Playbook as part of a three-year commitment to directly tackle childhood obesity. The Vikings and the VCF have now donated nearly $800,000 to charitable organizations in 2011.

“We can truly transform the experience for hospitalized children by providing a healing environment that works to meet a family’s social and emotional needs as well as the complex health conditions of the child,” said Joseph P. Neglia, M.D., M.P.H, physician–in-chief, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota. “We are so grateful for gifts like this from the Minnesota Vikings which help to remind our community that we can all make a direct impact on the lives of children and their families.”


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6 Responses to “Vikings To Adopt A Room At Amplatz Children’s Hospital”

  1. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT!!!!!!!

    More to life than football. Way to go!

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. By ponderfan7 on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings dont let some record get in between them and there fans vikings players have hearts w.e people say or not thats what i respect about are team its not all about winning SKOL VIKINGS i will love my team till the day i die

  3. By VegasVike on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    Nice job Vikings, thank you

  4. By jim ny viking on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    I am a New Yorker and am proud to be a Viking fan for 36 years. Jared Allen makes a little boys dream come true and now this. What more can man do for his brother. God Bless you Vikes.

  5. By Joe F on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    But Legislators, Idiots, and some “fans” say let them move??? The Vikings do quite a bit of charitable work for the community, more than most teams. Do these same people wish to have that taken away if the Vikings leave? Get the Stadium bill passed already, they have sold out how many consecutive games? It’s not like the fan base hates them and they have trouble getting people to their games. How much money does a VIKINGS game bring in to local businesses and the state of MN? Does it not help the local economy? Why the hold up??? Start seeing the big picture MINNESOTA…. MINNESOTA is were this team belongs let’s keep it that way.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 18, 2011 | Reply

    WHY HAVE THE VIKINGS DRAFTED SO FOOLISHLY THE LAST NINE YEARS???

    (8 Offensive Linemen selected in the last 9 years, TWO in the last FIVE years)
    (and the numbers are not much better for defensive backs)

    THE VIKINGS NEED A GENERAL MANAGER NOT 17,291 VICE PRESIDENTS!!!

    You must know that if you have an opportunity to play a lot of defense, you will also make a lot of tackles. Hence Robison, JAllen, and Griffen have a shot at the Pro Bowl.

    I would rather have our offense make more 1st downs, keep the defense off the field, and win games.

    You must know that…as long as you ignore a problem, the more likely it is to get worse. So why do you think that the Vikings will just automatically start spending their money and draft picks on OLs and DBs???

    THEY WON’T CHANGE UNLESS WE DO ! !

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