Vikings LB E.J. Henderson hosted his 4th annual “E.J. Henderson Turkey Giveaway” at a Cub Foods location in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning. At the event, Henderson and a few of his teammates distributed 3,500 turkeys to families in need.
Joining Henderson were LB Larry Dean, DE Everson Griffen and LB Tyrone McKenzie. The event’s opening presentation took place inside the store from 9:00-9:20 a.m., with remarks from local political leaders, dignitaries and Henderson. Following the presentation, Henderson and his teammates began distributing the turkeys to and visiting with those who attended the event.
Henderson is a 9-year veteran with the Vikings and has become one of the most community-conscious members of the team. His younger brother, Erin, has followed the lead by not only becoming a core member of the team but also by becoming involved in the local community.
E.J. has established the The E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation (EJHYF), which serves urban youth in the Twin Cities area. The mission of the EJHYF is to provide opportunity and encouragement to urban youth through academic, life skills and athletic programs developing each student in mind, body and soul. E.J.’s goal is to provide youth with the skills to become responsible members of their communities and to find success in their futures.
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