I had the opportunity to attend Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation’s 6th Annual Celebrity Waiter Night, which was held a week ago on Monday, September 19, 2016.
It was very cool to meet local Minnesota sports stars and also support a great cause at the same time. Chad Greenway is such a class act on and off the field. Some of the Vikings who headlined the event included young members of the Minnesota Vikings defensive squad, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, and Harrison Smith. Kyle Rudolph and Audie Cole also came to support the foundation. I chatted with Rudolph, the Vikings tight end, about his performance in their win against our border rivals, the Green Bay Packers. I briefly talked to former teammate of Greenway’s, Ben Leber.
As you readers probably have noticed, I LOVE football (which is an understatement), but I also was very delighted to see a couple of Minnesota Wild players at the event. Another surprise to me was meeting David Plummer,
a team USA swimmer who won both gold and bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After mingling with all the celebrity attendees, my father and I went to our seats. An auction was held for items that had been used in games, and then Greenway spoke about the purpose of his foundation. The Lead the Way Foundation supports children who need help, and also assists their families. From providing hospitalized kids with games to holding luncheons for the mothers of these children, Greenway successfully makes positive change in the community. This event was very meaningful for me, and I learned a lot about Chad Greenway
and what he stands for.
-Kid Reporter Noah O.