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Vikes players celebrate 30 years of VCF

Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings Children’s Fund celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night.

Vikings coach Brad Childress, president Mark Wilf and linebacker Ben Leber were among the Vikings who gathered with various dignitaries at the University of Minnesota’s Eastcliff Residence in St. Paul to mark the occasion.

In 30 years, the Vikings Children’s Fund has donated more than $8 million to its partnership with the University of Minnesota to help fund pediatric research and health care.

University of Minnesota president Robert Bruininks called the partnership an invaluable relationship that has helped fund important projects over the years.

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Childress says any project that involves helping children is one that he and the team will always wholeheartedly support.

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