CHAD GREENWAY AND VIKINGS TEAMMATES RAISE $170,000 AT ANNUAL CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT AT MANNY’S
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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October 22, 2014
 
CHAD GREENWAY AND VIKINGS TEAMMATES RAISE $170,000 AT ANNUAL CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT AT MANNY’S 
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  – About 20 of the Minnesota Vikings were at Manny’s Steakhouse on Monday night for an unexpected job.  Athletes gave up their off night to trade uniforms and cleats for aprons and trays as they helped serve nearly 200 guests a three course Manny’s meal. The fundraiser was hosted by Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway to raise money for his Lead the Way Foundation. 
 
“My teammates keep getting younger and I keep getting older,” Greenway jokes. “But in all seriousness, having their continued support is great. We had more celebs here this year than ever before!”
 
Teammates Joe Banyard, Anthony Barr, Robert Blanton, Audie Cole, Everson Griffen, Tom Johnson, Zach Line, Jeff Locke, Cullen Loeffler, Michael Mauti, Josh Robinson, Kyle Rudolph, Andrew Sendejo, Harrison Smith, Adam Thielen and Brandon Watts came out to rally behind Greenway at an exciting event emceed by Voice of the Minnesota Vikings and host of the Paul Allen Project on KFAN Radio, Paul Allen.
 
The Vikings stayed to help through the entire evening, bidding on silent and live auction items, making donations to the cause, signing autographs and pouring drinks. 
 
But the true highlight of the evening was when Guests of Honor, thirteen-year-old Tate Maurer and his mother addressed the crowd. Tate, a survivor of Stage 3 Burkitt Lymphoma knows first hand how Chad’s Lead the Way Foundation provides great distractions to critically ill children through Chad’s Locker program. His testimony held the attention of a packed room and ended in a standing ovation.
 
Greenway currently has 5 lockers installed in the Twin Cities and is looking forward to expanding. The locker is an electronic hub that provides technology and electronic entertainment to children going through treatment. The foundation has plans to restock and update these lockers and launch the sixth soon. 
 
The fourth annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Manny’s raised almost $170,000  that will fund these and other Lead the Way Foundation causes.
About Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation
The mission of Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need. Its primary focus is to provide critically and chronically ill children throughout the Greater Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. Learn more at www.chadgreenway.org.
 
About Manny’s Steakhouse
One of the Zagat survey’s top five American steakhouses – no bull – Manny’s commands a fanatical local following and a national reputation for serving the finest beef. It is, by far, the most successful steakhouse in the Twin Cities, and with its move to the W Minneapolis in 2008, the restaurant has won the allegiance of a whole new generation of carnivores. In addition to its hand-trimmed, dry-aged, center-cut beef, Manny’s offers chops, chicken, fresh seafood and a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list.
 
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