On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings’ players took a break from the regular Organized Team Activities to make a trip to Cedar Lake Elementary for their annual playground build.
From all the reports, a good time was had by all, and numerous Vikings players and media shared some memories from the day on their social media accounts. We have compiled a bunch of those here for your viewing pleasure.
Had a blast spitting knowledge to the youth. You all are the future now! #dabbingonthem pic.twitter.com/2WZyM1QLE2— Ifeadi Odenigbo (@IfeadiOdenigbo) June 1, 2017
Had a great time with the playground build with the fellas at Cedar Park Elementary vikings… https://t.co/63Z1tj5NQC— Emmanuel Lamur (@EmanLamur) June 1, 2017
Finishing up the playground build at Cedar Park Elementary! Minnesota Vikings collaborating with Toro and kaboom... https://t.co/MankZG0ffS— Brian Robison (@Brian_Robison) June 1, 2017
The #Vikings annual Playground Build is underway at Cedar Park Elementary. pic.twitter.com/uWnJLFivyg— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 1, 2017
The 2 youngest sack leaders in @Vikings history (Alan Page and @DHunt94_TX) and Benchwarmer Bob Lurtsema at today's annual playground build. pic.twitter.com/K1d4aff8YW— Sam Newton (@SamNewton31) June 1, 2017
#Vikings finish playground build at Cedar Park Elementary!— VikingNations (@VikingNations) June 1, 2017
Looks good guys!#MinnesotaVikings #Partnering2GiveBack #NoDaysOff#SKOLVIKES pic.twitter.com/i4ch8TBQaF
2017 playground build!!!!! #skolvikings https://t.co/74iHN0bn0c— Mike Remmers (@MRemmers72) June 1, 2017
Working at the @Vikings @TheToroCompany Playground build. pic.twitter.com/G2bbgimQnU— Eric Sugarman (@EricSugarATC) June 1, 2017
Apple Valley school gets playground with #Vikings help. @LizFlores81 pics https://t.co/K3F1QlSBgl @ShariStrib video https://t.co/n9yDlE5WGq pic.twitter.com/yN7uuLtceA— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 1, 2017
The #Vikings helped give students in Apple Valley a new place to play today.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 2, 2017
: https://t.co/L15y5yxUUm pic.twitter.com/jtNuWcB6s8
I loved hanging w these Vikings Greats! Dave Osborn, Andre Patterson, Bob Lurtsema, Alan Page, Mick Tingelhoff! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bdvLzdQlSA— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) June 1, 2017
Teddy Bridgewater making my day unsolicited! What a good guy! @teddyb_h2o #awwwww #rightbackatcha2gloves pic.twitter.com/uYnzU6k6kg— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) June 1, 2017
PHOTOS: #Vikings' players had as much as fun as the kids building a new playground at Cedar Park Elementary. https://t.co/qdhDLQuEv3 pic.twitter.com/p4WPaVVyMW— Access Vikings (@AccessVikings) June 1, 2017
Another successful @Vikings playground build w/ @kaboom and @TheToroCompany! #PlayMatters pic.twitter.com/kuBKvhbu0t— Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports) June 1, 2017
Vikings players are having a little fun with GM Rick Spielman at the team's annual... https://t.co/LAholY7VWA pic.twitter.com/Tvw7k85OTP— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) June 1, 2017
Trae Waynes and Terence Newman locking down this sign. pic.twitter.com/UdtsA7DZU2— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) June 1, 2017
Today's OTAs over, the #Vikings arrive at Cedar Park Elementary in Apple Valley to complete this year's playground build. pic.twitter.com/uOghAn8Lgp— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) June 1, 2017
Danielle Hunter puts his long arms to use. pic.twitter.com/11GvLxhPiV— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) June 1, 2017
Couple of QBs painting. pic.twitter.com/t2f6C38kXO— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) June 1, 2017
It certainly looks like a good time was had by all, and another school in the Twin Cities area got a new playground for their students to make use of.
I know that the Vikings have been doing this for quite a number of years now. . .I believe this was the 12th annual outing. . .but it’s still pretty heartwarming to see them continue to do it every offseason. This is certainly a heck of a lot better than the sort of stuff we used to end up reporting about this team most offseasons, that’s for sure.
There are plenty of other pictures and media of this year’s playground build available on the interwebs, but I think we pretty well captured the spirit of it here for everyone.