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APRIL 17, 2016

Hilton Minneapolis

The 9th annual Minnesota Football Honors will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Hilton Minneapolis. College and professional football Hall of Fame inductees are scheduled to attend the premier Minnesota football awards event. The event is open to the public, and will be presented by the Minnesota Vikings. For sponsorship information, please email

Minnesota Football Program of the Year 2016

The Minnesota Vikings will partner with Innovative Office Solutions, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation and KFAN to honor one Minnesota school community as the “Minnesota Football Program of the Year” to receive the “In the Game” award. The winning football program will be announced at the Vikings final regular season home game on December 27th when the team hosts the New York Giants at TCF Bank Stadium.

Nominations will begin on September 20th and run through the end of the high school football season. All community entrants must fill out a nomination form to officially submit their respective school for nomination.

Once a school has been officially nominated, fans are encouraged to promote their school’s nomination via social media using the hashtag #IntheGame along with their school name (eg #RedWingHigh). Fans will grow “votes” for their program by sharing photos of special moments at their school, team, city, family and fans that make their community and school the “Minnesota Football Program of the Year.”

The winning football program will be recognized at Minnesota Football Honors next April. In addition, the Vikings, Innovative Office Solutions and KFAN will “takeover” the community by bringing several Vikings players, cheerleaders and Viktor to the winning school for a presentation of a $10,000 check. A portion of that money will also be donated to specific programs in the winning community to encourage all kids to engage in their community despite any financial set- backs.

“Along with our Insports Foundation, Innovative Office Solutions believes that sports are a great way for kids to learn important life skills. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting program which gives schools throughout Minnesota an opportunity to highlight how their football program gets kids and their community ‘in the game’!” – Jennifer Smith, CEO, Innovative Office Solutions.

To nominate your football program as Minnesota’s Football Program of the Year to receive the “In the Game” Award, visit

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