The 7G Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, will host the 4th Indigenous Bowl at US 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 necessary for multigenerational change, and develops the next generation of leaders in their communities.
High school football players are chosen to participate in the game through an application process open to members of federally recognized tribes across the United States. Players can submit their entries at www.indigenousbowl.com.
“We are proud of our support and long-term partnership with the Native American community in Minnesota,” said Mark Wilf, owner / president of Vikings. “We look forward to welcoming the Indigenous Bowl to US Bank Stadium and welcoming these players, coaches and fans to our community.”
“The 7G Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL to create new opportunities for Indigenous athletes and inspire them to build a better future,” said Michael Stopp, member of the board of directors of the 7G Foundation. “This partnership will provide opportunities for Indigenous youth 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. “Football offers important life skills of teamwork, leadership and hard work that will benefit these young men for years to come. By working with the 7G Foundation to build on these values, the Indigenous Bowl 2021 will provide these players with the opportunity to showcase their skills by becoming the next generation of Native American leaders. “
The vision of the 7G Foundation 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 better future. We will also promote an education that teaches the depth of our deep history, using this knowledge to create economic mobility, community development and multigenerational change for all Indigenous peoples.
(info courtesy of Vikings)