Photo: AP/Jim Mone.
Photo: AP/Jim Mone.
Updated: April 02, 2020 10:11 AM
Created: April 02, 2020 09:30 AM
Two Minnesota Vikings announced on Wednesday they would be stepping up in times of need for health care workers.
Running back Dalvin Cook tweeted he will be donating the proceeds he receives from being in the MADDEN NFL video game to North Memorial. The money will go towards buying personal protective equipment (PPE).
"I want to say THANK YOU to those who continue to put their lives on the line each day & fight COVID-19," Cook said. "Let's make a difference together."
I want to say THANK YOU to those who continue to put their lives on the line each day & fight COVID-19. To MN's @northmemorial hospital, I’m donating my @EAMadden check from the @nflpa to be used for vital PPE gear. Let's make a difference together????https://t.co/aRoiaeJPwH
Shortly thereafter, defensive end Danielle Hunter announced he would be donating his MADDEN check, as well.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen also made an announcement Thursday that the Adam Thielen Foundation will donate $100,000 to "help organizations that are supporting families in need, providing meals and caring for patients," according to the team's website.
The Minnesota-native is also organizing a radiothon by partnering with KFAN and iHeart Radio-Minneapolis on April 9. Thielen plans to call in and participate on KFAN 100.3 FM's four daily programs, as well as other iHeart Radio-Minneapolis stations.
"This community continues to amaze us with the support we give one another," Thielen said. "Throughout this radiothon, our hope is that we can make a greater impact together during this difficult time and also provide some entertainment relief throughout the day. We are all in this together, and supporting one another is needed now more than ever."
Other current and former Vikings have made donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as Anthony Barr as Chad Greenway.
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