We like to highlight the charitable efforts that members of the Minnesota Vikings are putting together. . .and we ourselves will be part of a pretty significant one in the near future. . .and this one is being done by punter Jeff Locke.
Over the past year, Tee It Up for the Troops has accomplished the following:
- Helped more than 22,000 military families, saving more than $35 million in lodging costs alone.
- Helped more than 4,000 veterans to restore a sense of self, family and hope.
- Served more than 1,500 of the most severely wounded with year-round programs in more than 30 different sports nationwide.
- Reunited more than 50 wounded veterans, who were separated due to battlefield injuries, change in rehabilitation, or other reasons beyond their control.
In a couple of weeks, Locke will be participating in the "Longest Day of Golf." Basically, golfers pick "one day over the summer solstice (19-21 June)" to golf from when the sun comes up to when the sun comes down. According to Locke's personal page, he raised over $2,400 last year and has a goal of $5,000 this year. In addition, the Vikings have donated a pair of pre-game field passes and a pair of lower deck tickets for the team's 18 October game against the Kansas City Chiefs for whoever makes the largest donation to Locke through his page (linked above).
Locke is doing this for a really good cause. Here's hoping he gets to his fundraising goal in the next couple of weeks here.