A pair of Minnesota Vikings stars are making some big donations for a very worthy cause.
Just a short time ago, running back Dalvin Cook announced that he was taking his check that he will be getting from Electronic Arts for the Madden NFL series of games and donating it to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale to help them purchase protective gear for the men and women that work there.
I want to say THANK YOU to those who continue to put their lives on the line each day & fight COVID-19. To MN's @northmemorial hospital, I’m donating my @EAMadden check from the @nflpa to be used for vital PPE gear. Let's make a difference together https://t.co/aRoiaeJPwH— Dalvin Cook (@dalvincook) April 1, 2020
Shortly thereafter, defensive end Danielle Hunter said that he was on board to do the same thing.
I assume that these checks are for royalties or something of that nature. While the exact size of the check isn’t know. . .and because it’s greater than zero, it really shouldn’t matter. . .Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis reports that Cook’s check would be around $17,000. I assume that Hunter’s take would be similar.
Kudos to both Danielle Hunter and Dalvin Cook for taking this money and using it to help those that are on the front line in fighting the coronavirus. Here’s hoping that they start a trend not just among their teammates, but across the National Football League as a whole.