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Mike Tice donates $5,000 to Minneapolis FD in support of Operation Warm

A good guy does a good thing for a good cause

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It’s already pretty cold in the Twin Cities, and a former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings has taken a step to make sure that some of the area’s underprivileged children will have something to keep them warm.

Mike Tice, who was the head coach of the Vikings from 2002 to 2005, has just announced that his foundation has donated $5,000 to the Minneapolis Fire Department in support of Operation Warm. Operation Warm is a charitable organization that has gifted over 3.5 million coats to children across North America in an effort to give them protection from the cold.

If you’re interested in donating to Operation Warm, go over to their website and do so. Every $20 raised means a new winter coat for a child in need, and they’re getting close to their goal of $20,000, though I’m sure they’ll exceed that by a significant amount.

Kudos to Coach Tice for helping the efforts of the Minneapolis Fire Department by supporting this cause in such a significant way. It’s always nice to see stories like this from current and former Vikings.