Vikings Stars Donate to North Memorial Health for PPE
Two of the best Minnesota Vikings players on the field are making a big difference off it. Dalvin Cook and Danielle Hunter each donated checks recently that they received for appearing in the EA Sports Madden NFL video game.
The Star Tribune reports that Hunter’s donation was just shy of $35,000. The checks from Hunter and Cook will help North Memorial Health buy personal protective equipment (PPE). North Memorial Health oversees hospitals in Robbinsdale and in Maple Grove.
“The world is going through a tough time right now, and we all need to stick together,” Cook told Vikings.com. “Me having the platform that I’m blessed to have, I feel like it was my need to do it for a good cause.”
— North Memorial (@northmemorial) April 2, 2020
Hunter’s grandma is a nurse in New York City, which has suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hunter spends the offseason in Houston, but drove to the Twin Cities this week. He has played five seasons with the Vikings and has appeared in two Pro Bowls. Hunter has 54 1/2 sacks in his career and last year became the youngest player in NFL history to record 50 sacks.
— D Hunt™ (@DHunt94_TX) April 1, 2020