While the Minnesota Vikings have (sadly) become somewhat infamous for their off-field exploits, there are still far more upstanding players on the team that they're generally given credit for. Two of those good guys are center John Sullivan and linebacker Chad Greenway.
It was announced today that Sullivan, who has been with the team since 2008 when the Vikings drafted him out of Notre Dame, will have a new playground at the University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's Hospital named in his honor.
Sullivan donated $150,000 towards the construction of the new playground. Greenway donated an additional $25,000 through his Lead the Way Foundation. The remaining $25,000 needed was donated by the Minnesota Vikings through the Vikings' Children's Fund.
The playground will officially be named Sullivan Playground, and is set to open next spring. Next Tuesday, October 30, a ceremony will take place at the hospital to reveal renderings of the new playground. The ceremony is set to kick off at 2:15 PM. After the ceremony, Sullivan, Greenway, and a few of their teammates (Brandon Fusco, Charlie Johnson, Tyrone McKenzie, and Kyle Rudolph) will host a "Halloween Huddle" for patients and their families at the hospital.
Huge kudos to Sullivan and Greenway for making this happen for these deserving children.