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What started as a goal of a few thousand dollars, has grown into an overwhelming support coming from 1000s of people. Because of the level of support that we have seen, Children's Minnesota (see their letter below) wants to encourage this movement to keep moving. Once they learn that we previously launched our own Child Life campaign for Louisiana at the beginning of January, they felt strongly about keeping this good will going. They say, What You Give Will Grow!

What You Give Will Grow Inspired by Thomas Morstead to donate all funds raised this week from Minnesota Vikings fans to Children’s Minnesota Child Life Program

New Orleans, La. (January 16, 2018) – Thomas Morstead and his foundation, What You Give Will Grow, announced today that donations received this week from Minnesota Vikings fans will be donated to the Children’s Minnesota Child Life Program as a thank you for the support following the New Orleans Saints’ loss in the NFL Divisional match-up with the Vikings.

Following Minnesota’s game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock in the NFL Divisional match-up between the Vikings and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14, Saints Punter Thomas Morstead was the first Saints player to come back out on to the field to defend the NFL-mandated conversion. Morstead suffered torn cartilage on the right side of his ribs during the game, but continued playing.

Following the game, a Vikings fan published a post on Reddit encouraging fellow fans to donate to What You Give Will Grow in honor of Morstead’s effort in the game, particularly the sportsmanship demonstrated as he came back out for the extra point. 

“What You Give Will Grow was built on the thought that giving back, at any level, makes a difference not only to those receiving the gesture, but in regards to inspiring others to do the same,” said Morstead. “It’s humbling to have fans from an opposing team doing something like this – it just shows that football is more than a game and it really is a community. Minnesota fans had no idea when they made donations that it would come back to their own community – but what you give does really grow and we’re honored to be able to support the child life program at Children’s Minnesota – this is what our foundation is all about.”

Morstead chose the child life program at Children’s Minnesota as the support of child life specialists is one of the focuses of What You Give Will Grow. Child life programs provide emotional support for children and families, as well as the coordinating of activities at their respective facilities – working hard to find creative ways to bring joy to kids in the hospital.

To date, the organization has given well over $2,500,000.00 to a wide range of causes and gotten thousands of people involved along the way.

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