Right now, a lot of the talk concerning the Minnesota Vikings involves either Adrian Peterson, free agency, or the NFL Draft. However, the owners of the Minnesota Vikings are doing much more than worrying about who will be on their football team next season. They’re also looking to help improve the community in the Minneapolis area.
Sep 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) greets Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf prior to the game at TCF Bank Stadium. at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf are brothers who have been the owners of the Minnesota Vikings since 2005. Since then, they’ve worked hard to make Minnesota the best place for football fans possible by pushing for a new stadium and trying to improve all aspects of the fan experience. Their background in law and real estate helped them gain their wealth, but they’re happy to share it with the community.
It was reported the the Star Tribune that the Wilf Family Foundation has donated $5 million to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. While this is the biggest donation that the Wilf family has made in Minnesota so far, they expect to be much more active in charities in the future.
"“We look forward to a long, strong commitment to Minnesota and the Twin Cities community,” Wilf said."
The donation will have a section of the hospital named after the Wilf family. The 11,000 square foot Wilf Family Center will be used for research purposes and for children in need of extended stays at the hospital. University of Minnesota Physicians CEO Bobbi Daniels is excited about the addition.
"“The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is known for treating the most serious childhood illnesses and performing many ‘firsts’ in pediatric medicine,” Daniels said. “The Wilf Family Center transforms how we can share that expertise.”"
That’s classy move by the Wilf Family Foundation to donate to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Hopefully, we can see more great moves like this in the future.
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