Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks with wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Players Working With Hearing Impaired Children

Despite all the rumors and craziness of the NFL trade deadline, some of the players on the Minnesota Vikings are using their day off to give back to the community.

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Starkey Hearing Foundation is an excellent service to the community.  They are a group that works with communities to instill help for hearing impaired children around the world.  The Vikings have been involved with the Starkey Hearing Foundation for quite a while now, and star running back Adrian Peterson loves the opportunity to be involved with the group:

“Helping kids is what it is all about. When you see the kids light up when they hear for the first time it’s unbelievable,” Peterson said via Twitter.

First year Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings joined Peterson on the trip this time.  He spent some time with the hearing impaired children and even learned some sign language from one of the young children.

William F. Austin founded Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984 with the premise: “Alone we can’t do much, but together we can change the world.”  For more information about the foundation and how you can help out these children in need, visit the website for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

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