- Michael Stopp
New Partnership with NFL and Vikings!
Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Eagan, Minn. (October 14, 2021) – The 7G Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, will host the 4th Indigenous Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, December 5. The game began in 2017 and creates opportunities for Native American athletes to compete at a high level, instills the values needed for multigenerational change and develops the next generation of leaders in their communities.
High school football players are chosen to compete in the game through an application process open to members of federally recognized tribes across the United States. Players can submit applications at www.indigenousbowl.com.
“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 7G Foundation is excited to partner with the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL to create new opportunities for Native athletes and to inspire them to build a better tomorrow,” said 7G Foundation Board Member Michael Stopp. “This partnership will provide avenues for young Natives to pursue their goals and showcase their talents on and off the football field.”
“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.”
The 7G Foundation’s vision is to focus on building a more modern education system for our Indian Country and our Indigenous Communities, fundamentally incorporating the power of technology to forge a brighter future. We will also promote an education that teaches the depth of our deep history, using that knowledge to create economic mobility, community development, and multi- generational change for all Indigenous people.