7G Excited to Announce NFL/Vikings Partnership
(Pauma Valley, CA) – The 7G Foundation, National Football League (NFL), and Minnesota Vikings are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2021 Indigenous Bowl. The NFL and 7G have agreed to partner on two All-Star, All-Indigenous football bowls in 2021 and 2022. The Vikings are to host the 1st bowl on December 5th, 2021, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The 2nd bowl will be in June 2022 with host and location yet to be determined.
7G is dedicated to building on the strength of our ancestors to mold the next 7 generations of Native leaders through education, athletics, culture and real-world support. “The 7G Foundation applauds the NFL and the Vikings for taking this step to recognize the First People of this nation through this partnership. Many of our people were major contributors to the game of American Football from its conception and it's time to celebrate that through today's generation and those of tomorrow,” Bennae Calac, Executive Director, 7G Foundation.
“We are proud of our long-term support and partnership with the Native American community in Minnesota,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “We look forward to hosting the Indigenous Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium and to welcoming these players, coaches and fans to our community.”
“The NFL is pleased to support the fourth annual Indigenous Bowl, and we thank the Minnesota Vikings for hosting this year’s game,” said Brian McCarthy, NFL Vice President of Communications. “The game of football provides important life skills of teamwork, leadership, and hard work that will benefit these young men for years to come. Working with the 7G Foundation to build upon these values, the 2021 Indigenous Bowl will provide an opportunity for these players to showcase their skills as they become the next generation of Native American leaders.”
This will be the 4th Indigenous Bowl presented by the 7G Foundation. The 2021 Indigenous Bowl is open to high school seniors who are citizens of an American Indian tribe. Applications will be accepted through November 1st, 2021, at www.indigenousbowl.com.