Over the course of the past week, our More Than Words fundraiser for the Mike Zimmer Foundation has hit a little bit of a lull. We're nearly halfway through the stated time for the campaign, but we currently only stand at $3,540 raised. That's only 35% of our $10,000 goal. However, we've just gotten word of an event that will hopefully give us a push and give you an opportunity to meet the head coach himself.
On Thursday, 21 July at 7:00 PM, Fan HQ will be hosting an autograph session with Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer at their store in the Eden Prairie Center. There are going to be 100 tickets available in various "tiers" for the event. We don't know how many tickets will be a part of each tier, but we will edit this post to pass that information along when we get it.
Here are the tiers, the prices, and what you get with each one.
Tier 1 ($29) - One autograph from Coach Zimmer
Tier 2 ($49) - One autograph and a posed photo with Coach Zimmer
Tier 3 ($69) - One autograph, one posed photo, and an exclusive t-shirt
VIP ($129) - One autograph, one posed photo, exclusive shirt, and a private meet-and-greet at the start of the session.
There will also be a spot for a "Right Hand Man/Woman." This will be an auction item with a starting price point of $199. This will be available for one person only, and it includes everything from the VIP tier, plus you get to hang out with Coach Zimmer during the entire event.
The tickets will be available exclusively through the Fan HQ website, and will be available later today. If you'd like to get an alert on your phone for when the tickets go on sale, you can text FANHQ to number 40518 to make sure you get alerted.
Most importantly, 100% of the price of your ticket will go to the More Than Words campaign benefitting the Mike Zimmer foundation.
So, if you'd like to get Mike Zimmer's autograph, get a picture with him, or even spend some time hanging out with him, you can do so one month from today and help to support an outstanding cause. If you'd like to donate to the campaign independent of this event, check out the Donation Page that's being hosted by Vikings Territory.