December 2015 USA
Before we said goodbye to 2015, we were joined by the Minnesota Vikings for the third-annual hearing mission at our headquarters in Eden Prairie.
It was smiles all around as a cast of more than a dozen current and former Vikings players, including longtime friends of the Foundation Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph, Carl Eller, Chuck Foreman and Matt Blair, joined us in the heart of the holiday season to spread cheer by giving the gift of hearing.
Also on hand was Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, who has been helping us give hearing for many years.
It was fantastic to see so many big names of the Minnesota sports scene jump right in to brighten the holidays for local people in need. The smiling faces of the people who received hearing aids and their families made for perfect close to an amazing 2015.
“This goes to show the heart of people around this community,” Peterson said following the mission. “Starkey Hearing Foundation opens the door for so many children and adults to be able to hear again. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of it.”
Topping off an incredible day, Delta Zeta Sorority joined us to present a generous $500,000 donation to Starkey Hearing Foundation as part of their commitment to raise $5 million for the Foundation over the next five years.
Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph, T.J. Clemmings, Jerick McKinnon, Mike Wallace, Zach Line, Edmond Robinson, Blake Renaud; Carl Eller; Chuck Foreman; Matt Blair; Dave Osborn; Rickey Young; Paul Molitor; Aly Samabaly; Delta Zeta Sorority: Diane Stecher, Cindy Menges, Barb Brotherton, Virginia Loftin
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