Chad Greenway & Friends Celebrity Waiter Night at Manny’s Steakhouse Success!
November 19th, 2011

Chad Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation, prolanthropy, chad greenway, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, St. Paul, Hospitals, Manny's SteakhouseOn Monday, October 24th from 7-10pm, Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway turned in his uniform and helmet for plates and an apron! Greenway and his teammates teamed up with Manny’s Steakhouse for an evening that featured exceptional food and an exciting auction, all while benefitting a great cause—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.

Greenway was joined by his teammates:  Jared Allen, Patrick Brown, Ryan Dimperio, Toby Gerhart, E.J. Henderson, Erin Henderson, Steve Hutchinson, Jim Kleinsasser, Chris Kluwe, Cullen Loeffler, Christian Ponder, John Sullivan, Kevin Williams and Kyle Rudolph.     

“My teammates and I were surprised by how much fun we would have with this” said Greenway, “Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves and how could we not? We had delicious food, good company and we can leave knowing we did some good because we were able to help a great cause”.     

Celebrity Waiter Night at Manny’s featured Chad Greenway & Friends included passed hors d’oeuvres and a multi-course Manny’s dinner served family style and presented by Manny’s Executive Chef, Josh Hill.  Guests enjoyed Classic Caesar salads, Jumbo Shrimp Appetizers and sides served family style along with the legendary Manny’s dry aged center cut porterhouse steaks or Pan Roasted Chicken Oreganata.  All topped off with Manny’s signature Brownie. 

Guests enjoyed one-of-kind silent auction items that included gift sets, local experiences and Viking memorabilia. Following Manny’s dinner and silent auction was an exciting live auction that included unique trips to Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas and the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Besides these exceptional trips the live auction included the Ultimate Viking Fan Package and a dinner for 10 with the Greenway’s at Salut. With this wide range of unique items and experiences, guests were left with the tough decision on which items not to bid on!

About Manny’s
One of the Zagat guide’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.

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. The primary focus of the Lead the Way Foundation is to provide critically and chronically ill children throughout Greater Twin Cities with daily support and life changing experiences. For more information please visit