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Nashville Norsemen Calling For “Teddies for Teddy”

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A Vikings’ fan club in Nashville is collecting the stuffed animals at their season opening tailgate

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Teddy Bridgewater may be done for the 2016 NFL season, but he certainly hasn’t strayed far from the minds of Minnesota Vikings fans. A group that hails from where the purple and gold will be playing their season opener on Sunday has put together a charity drive to both pay tribute to #5 and do some good for some deserving kids.

The Nashville Norsemen have started a drive called "Teddies for Teddy." (No, not those kind of teddies. . .come on, folks, stay with me here.) The idea is for as many people as possible to bring a brand new teddy bear to the tailgate party the group is having prior to Sunday’s game. There will be pictures and videos taken and put up on various social media sites to show that everyone is rooting for Teddy Bridgewater to make a full recovery.

When it’s all said and done, the bears will be collected and donated to Champ’s Toy Chest at Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University.

If you’re planning on attending the tailgate or if you just want to swing by, this sounds like a pretty great cause. The group wants to emphasize that only new bears can be accepted as part of the donations that will go to the Children’s Hospital, but if you have a bear you’d like to have included in pictures or videos you can bring it with you.

The group says that you can send any questions to the group’s e-mail address, which is nashvillenorsemen@yahoo.com, or give them a call at (615) 484-7695.

I sincerely hope that the Nashville Norsemen get more teddy bears than they know what to do with on Sunday. If you’re planning on heading that direction, grab yourself a bear and do a good deed for these children.