MINNEAPOLIS - There aren't many reasons that Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier would decide against having an afternoon practice, but building a park for kids in Minneapolis is one of them.
"Everyone of our players will get back in the community, so this gives them a flavor of how important it is," says Frazier.
Nearly every Vikings player showed up at the Howe Campus of the Hiawatha Community School to partner with the non-profit organization Kaboom to help make the playground. There was a lot of fun had, but the real reason for being there was never forgotten.
"It's about the kids. That's what the playground is about, that's what everything is about the kids. It's about giving them an opportunity," says linebacker Chad Greenway.
"It makes you realize the position you're in and how the young kids really look up to you," says running back Adrian Peterson.
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