Vikings Announce Endowment for George Floyd Legacy Scholarship

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf | Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings call the city of Minneapolis home, and have done well to respond actively in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd as the protests have spread across the nation and the world.

The team will not stay quiet in these times, and has now announced a fund that will be established to help take on social justice issues in this country. One component of the effort is the George Floyd Legacy Scholarship, which the team announced Wednesday.

This is a noble move by the Wilf family, which owns the team. It is refreshing to see professional sports owners donate millions at a time like this; they certainly have the money, and putting some of it toward a legitimately good cause is what they all should be doing. Setting up a scholarship in Floyd's name is a great idea, and aims to help young African-American students pursuing higher education for generations to come.

Other NFL owners should follow suit and join with the players to keep fighting the toughest issues we face as a society. Staying silent simply will not do.