Since becoming the owners of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005, the Wilf family has had a history of stepping up for charitable causes. On Wednesday, they did so once again, and did so in a big way.
The Vikings have announced that the Wilf family and the team will be donating $5 million to social justice causes throughout the United States. The money will be distributed to different causes as determined by the Vikings’ Social Justice Committee.
Over the past two seasons, the Wilf Family has donated $500,000 to the Social Justice Committee, but in light of recent events in the Twin Cities they have stepped things up significantly.
“Our organization and the players have shown a commitment to these causes over the last several years, but we know we need to and can do more,” Zygi Wilf said. “We want this investment to support the many diverse and meaningful social justice efforts throughout our country, but it can only be one piece of our overall work toward having a sustainable impact. Our actions within our communities will be the driving force for creating profound change.”
The team also announced an endowment to the George Floyd Legacy Scholarship of $125,000.
This is just another example of why the Wilfs are some of the best owners in the National Football League. I realize that they aren’t from the Twin Cities, but they’ve put a great deal back into the community since becoming the owners of the franchise, and you never have to wonder whether or not they’re going to do the right thing.
Kudos to the Wilf family for once again stepping up and making this contribution. Hopefully we will gain some insight in the future as to where the team’s Social Justice Committee will be directing the funds to so we can help to bring attention to those causes.