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Vikings Players, Athletic Training Staff Host “Play 60″ Clinic At St. Joseph’s

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 12, 2012 – 4:45 pm

The Vikings Athletic Training Staff, along with Devin Aromashodu, Larry Dean, Percy Harvin, Michael Jenkins, Tyrone McKenzie and Jamarca Sanford, host a “Play 60” clinic at Catholic Charities-St. Joseph’s Home for Children on Tuesday.

Approximately 50 youth from St. Joseph’s Home for Children were led through a series of drills designed to teach the basics of football. Players delivered a positive message to the children about the importance of perseverance and teamwork, and they stressed the importance of being active every day.

NFL Play 60 is the NFL movement for an active generation and is aimed at getting children active for at least 60 minutes a day.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Vikings Athletic Training staff participated in support of the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. St. Joseph’s Home for Children is recognized by the NFL’s Ed Block Courage Award Foundation as serving as a “Courage House” for the Minnesota Vikings. The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to heightening awareness of the plight of abused and neglected children. St. Joe’s provides shelter and intake services for Hennepin County children removed from their homes due to abuse or instability.

Since 1998 the Vikings have partnered with Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Home for Children on numerous community events. The Catholic Charities program annually assists more than 2,000 children.


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30 Responses to “Vikings Players, Athletic Training Staff Host “Play 60″ Clinic At St. Joseph’s”

  1. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    First !!

  2. By JE on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    The play 60 has been a great benefit for many children across the country. Way to go Vikings.Your support of this great program is great news to all Viking fans!!!!

  3. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    THIRD!!!!!

  4. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Between Blackmon getting no suspension for a DUI and the Saints players getting their Bounty suspensions overturned, I think Jerome Simpson should have appealed his. Even if he could have gotten it reduced by one game.

    This whole thing is…. what’s the word i’m looking for George?

  5. By George Carlin on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    BULLSH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, the experts are already moving us up significantly– too quick, too soon.
    Better we stay under the radar. Of course, once we beat the 49ers, all the teams will take us seriously.

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/sports-NFLpowerrankingswk1/

  7. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  8. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    There’s only one word to describe our draft picks this year… CHA CHING!!!!!!!

    Blair Walsh gettin alot of love in the media.

  9. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings game conservative plan ran the football early last week…With no success…

    Ponder added some life to the game with his arm throwing the ball…

    Then the Vikings again went to the ground game late to protect a small lead…That again was ineffective…

    Why ???…

    Why does the Vikings coaching staff never learn “you play to win the game”…

    Not “play it safe, not to lose”…

    Ponder and his arm got you to the dance…Why go back to a ground game that got you into trouble in the first place ???..

    http://min.scout.com/2/1220923.html

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    *conservative game

  11. By Frederick Jones on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus and DRG,

    Thank you for supporting me against my opponent. Hopefully you remember doing that!!!

  12. By Frederick Jones on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Just because it’s football does not mean that they can’t do a better job on football shows. Football is King, yet it will not remain so if all they talk about is the freaking QB, which we can see for ourselves:

    All I had to do was turn on the TV, and I immediately saw 4 or 5 shows about QBs!

    Hey, if I watched the game, I know what the guy did, tell me something I don’t know!

    Frederick has begun calling himself Dogg, or Hound or other derivatives because I know some will use the drivel that he is being negative.

    This is an issue I have been harping on for several years. I know you have to talk about the QB. But don’t obsess, give credit where credit is due. The O LINE deserves more credit than the QB.

    This old hound dog knows when to run and hide. It ain’t time yet!!!

  13. By Frederick Jones on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Yes, if we beat the 49ers, we will be on the RADAR screen.

    In between there will need to be some improvements from the D-Backs and O Line.
    There are signs of life in those departments!

  14. By Frederick Jones on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,

    Jones thinks that the Vikings will have to play it conservatively on offense until the O Line proves they can p@ss block effectively. Most NFL coaches say that p.a.s.s. blocking comes more slowly than run blocking.

    Frazier has also said we are a running team, although, like you I tend to think that should change.

  15. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKalil

    Or, if they want to run it three times, do the end around or double reverse 3 times. It’s gonna burn more time. And let Webb be the guy who hands it off. You got AP, Percy and Webb back there. Defences wouldn’t know who was gonna run with it.

    Or a designed QB run. Something.

  16. By vegasvike on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    I’m proud to say Blair Walsh is my K on both of my fantasy teams. When was the last time a kicker got so much attention?

  17. By vegasvike on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    And I agree, why should Gainer Simpson sit out three games when known attempted assassins can whither their way out of suspensions? Must be America….

  18. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Titus is defender of the weak and oppressed.

  19. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh was nominated for Rookie of the Week on NFL.com. RG3 will most likely win.

    Hopefully Harrison Smith gets a pick or two, maybe he’ll be nominated next week.

    What’s the deal with AJ Jefferson, is he gonna play this sunday? Has anybody heard anything on him?

  20. By Immure on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Baba-Kluwe- To be fair neither Felton or A.P. received suspensions this offseason either and I recall be of them had some sorta run in with the law.

  21. By Immure on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    both*

  22. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, I noticed Marshawn Lynch had one too with no suspension. Kenney Britt as well.

    Maybe if Jerome would have driven around with the weed in his car he’d a been alright.

  23. By JE on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    He had three pounds. Apound a week sounds about fair punishment to me.

  24. By Immure on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Also the league is lenient with first time offenders such as A.P., Blackmon, Lynch, ect. I believe Britt got a one game suspension for his arrest. The league also has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to illegal drugs in which multiple time offenders have been suspended for a whole season.

  25. By H.M.G. on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    CHICKEN NUGGETS!

  26. By H.M.G. on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    What I thought we were yelling random cr@p. Don’t look at me like that your face may get stuck.

  27. By H.M.G. on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    Kenny Britt should be gone for the year after his number 100th DUI but he is not. So why should the drunk get off and not the pot head?

  28. By H.M.G. on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    @Baba-Kluwe
    To answer the AJ Jefferson question Frazier said he would need some time to learn the playbook. So maybe another week or 2 or however long it takes him to pick it up.

  29. By Immure on Sep 13, 2012 | Reply

    H.M.G.- I agree with you that Britt should of gotten a harsher punishment since he’s had problems since he’s entered this league.

    When does anyone stay on topic on this blog anyways?

  30. By THE SGT. on Sep 17, 2012 | Reply

    IM DONE. The Vikings haven’t changed and won’t until the coaching staff changes..When Childress was let go we should have cleaned house, instead we hire his assistant and nothing changes. Can Frazier at least show some emotion,like maybe yell at someone, jump up and down, scratch his nuts or something.
    All we had to do was lose to the rams last year and RG 3 would be leading us to the promise land. And oh by the way,we have the most vanillaaaaaaaa play calling in the league. IM DONE AGAIN.

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