The Vikings organization prides itself on building a roster of players that contribute off the field as much or more than they do on the field. One of the team’s most community-conscious players found a creative way to blend those two endeavors.
Prior to the 2012 season, Erin Henderson committed to making a monetary donation to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI) for every sack he recorded. The fun-loving linebacker called his initiative “Sacks for Cats” and set a goal of raising awareness about the decline of lions, tigers, cheetahs and other big cat species in the wild.
Last week Henderson visited National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters with his family to present a $5,000 check to National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI).
“The numbers (of big cats remaining in the wild) are frightening,” said Henderson. “When my two-year-old son is older, I don’t want to talk to him about lions the way we now talk about dinosaurs. It is important for all of us to do something now, before it is too late.”
Enjoy a photo gallery from the Henderson family’s visit to National Geographic Headquarters, and go here for more information on the BCI.
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