Monday, October 24, 2016

Four Vikings Players, Caribou Coffee Partner to Support Amy's Blend

See your favorite Minnesota Vikings players as Caribou Coffee baristas, while supporting the Amy's Blend program. Find out how you can help the cause and meet four Vikings players on Tuesday.

Updated: October 23rd, 2016 6:42pm

By: Daniel House

Four Minnesota Vikings players will set aside their cleats for a barista apron on Tuesday afternoon. Linebackers Chad Greenway and Eric Kendricks, along with defensive ends Brian Robison and Everson Griffen will be serving as baristas at four Caribou Coffee locations in the Twin Cities. The local coffee chain is welcoming the Vikings players to help contribute to the company’s Amy’s Blend Program.

Amy’s Blend is a coffee roast in memory of Amy Erickson, one of Caribou Coffee’s first roastmasters. Amy was loved by her co-workers for her contagious enthusiasm. Erickson lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. To honor Amy, Caribou Coffee created a special coffee blend to raise money for CANCERCARE®.

CANCERCARE® is a non-profit organization helping those who are experiencing forms of cancer in the Twin Cities community.

Caribou Coffee is selling Amy’s Blend this month, and according to the coffee house, this exclusive blend combines sweet and floral aromas with fruit undertones and a clean finish.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Minnesota Vikings are partnering with Caribou Coffee to raise awareness for the Amy’s Blend program.

Between 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th, Eric Kendricks, Brian Robison, Chad Greenway and Everson Griffen will be baristas at several Caribou Coffee locations. This is the perfect opportunity for Vikings fans to meet their favorite players and impact the local community. For each cup of Amy’s Blend purchased, Caribou Coffee will donate a cup of coffee to a Twin Cities hospital. Along with the charitable incentive, each Caribou location will be giving away Vikings tickets.

If you or anyone you know has been impacted with cancer, you know the importance of resources for patients and their families. Amy’s Blend and CANCERCARE® are using coffee to raise money for these programs.

Meet your favorite Minnesota Vikings players and impact the community Tuesday afternoon by visiting the following Caribou Coffee Locations:

Minnesota Vikings In-Store Appearance Locations

Player: Eric Kendricks, Linebacker
Caribou Coffee, Stadium Village
917 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Player: Brian Robison, Defensive End
Caribou Coffee, U.S. Bancorp
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Player: Chad Greenway, Linebacker
Caribou Coffee, Wayzata location
609 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391

Player: Everson Griffen, Defensive End
Caribou Coffee, Eden Prairie location
11611 Leona Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely gesture by Caribou coffee, cancer is a very difficult time for many and so glad you're honoring Amy's death in this manner with the Vikings participating as well. Looking forward to the updates.