Every year, the Vikings have thrown a fantastic party during Halloween for the patients at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. The parties used to be hosted by former Vikings offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson, but after his exit the duties were picked up by current Minnesota center John Sullivan.
This year’s event was held on Tuesday, October 29th. Several Vikings players showed up at the event and spent time with the children and families at the hospital. The kids dressed up and took photos with the players as well as got autographs and just plain had fun. Among the Vikings players in attendance were John Sullivan, Phil Loadholt, Jeff Baca, Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco.
John Sullivan and the Minnesota Vikings have been very involved with the Amplatz Children’s Hospital. In June, The Sullivan Playground opened at the hospital. With donations from Sullivan, Greenway, and other sources, the playground was able to be built so that children having extended stays would be able to have a place to play.
Chad Greenway has a fantastic charity where he donates one of “Chad’s Lockers” to a place of need. The lockers are filled with games, laptop computers, and other electronics for for the kids to use during their stay at the hospital. Amplatz Children’s hospital has been the recipient of at least one of these “lockers”.
It is wonderful to see the team give back to the community and genuinely care about the people who are in need of help. We at The Viking Age would like to thank Sullivan, Greenway, and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings for all they do out of the kindness of their hearts.