The Mike Zimmer Foundation, lead by the Minnesota Vikings head coach, provided backpacks for the kids at Salvation Army Northern Division.
The Minnesota Vikings are known for their efforts in the community. That commitment is not lost on the team’s head coach, Mike Zimmer, who has his own organization, The Mike Zimmer Foundation, to organize his efforts.
Recently, the head coach helped kids in need of supplies for school by visiting The Salvation Army Northern Division and distributing backpacks full of notebooks, pencils, pens, and more for the school year.
Here is a video from the official YouTube channel of TODAY showing the Mike Zimmer Foundation giving backpacks to kids at the school:
In addition to the great video from Today, There were several great tweets from the backpack giveaway from the Mike Zimmer Foundation and Vikings.com’s Lindsey Young.
The official website of the Minnesota Vikings shared a funny moment at the Salvation Army where a child in an Aaron Rodgers jersey came to get a backpack. The Vikings head coach responded with a playful tackle.
"“Hey! What’s this?” as he gestured to the green-and-gold. Zimmer than wrapped his arms around the young man in a “tackle,” the two of them laughing."
Meanwhile, Mike Zimmer’s son Adam was hoping to one day convert the fan of the Green Bay Packers over to the Vikings.
"“I was questioning whether we should give him one or not,” Adam Zimmer said with a chuckle. “But it’s all in good fun. And hopefully we can convert him to being a Vikings fan.”"
It’s always awesome to see the Minnesota Vikings give back. Huge thanks to the Mike Zimmer Foundation for helping out these kids in need. And those wishing to help out the foundation can either donate or purchase an item on the official website.