Vikings set example for other NFL teams with $5 million donation

Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Vikings will donate $5 million to social justice causes.

The Minnesota Vikings are setting the bar high for the rest of the NFL to hopefully clear.

According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin who covers the Vikings, “the Wilf family is donating $5 million to various social justice causes.” It was announced by Vikings COO Andrew Miller on Wednesday afternoon.

No metropolis has been more impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement in the last several weeks than the Twin Cities. This comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, as the Minneapolis Police killed George Floyd on camera for the world to see. While we can’t bring Floyd back, it’s good to see the city’s most popular team stepping up and making a difference.

The Minnesota Vikings are giving $5 million to social justice causes.

Since the Wilfs bought the Vikings from former owner Red McCombs back in 2005, they have been one of the most well-run franchises in the NFL. Everything the Wilfs do is first class. Their new U.S. Bank Stadium is state of the art and the Vikings almost always are in playoff contention under their ownership. But some things are bigger than football.

Minneapolis is hurting, as are most major cities in this great country of ours. While we do not know where this $5 million will be allocated, the Wilfs will likely pay it forward wisely. It’s a large sum of money, an amount that will leave a major impact in Minneapolis.

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Nobody is asking every NFL franchise to match the Wilfs, but every majority owner has the ability to positively impact its surrounding community with financial investment. While some owners and teams have paid it forward, others have lagged behind. This is a bandwagon worth hopping on. It’s good to be on the right side of history.

The Vikings do the right thing and donate $5 million to social justice causes in the Twin Cities.