Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities
Based on 85 tackles, each worth $858.59
A message from Nate Erickson:
Ranked 7 of 25 fundraisers - $602 raised by 7 supporters
In my opinion, kids that are most likely to succeed in life, above all else, have a positive and strong relationship with their parents, friends, teachers, or coaches, or some kind of combination of all them. I was lucky enough to have a great family growing up, with parents that were good role models, an older brother that led the way, and coaches and mentors that were positive influences on my life and I'm thankful for that everyday. Many of the "Littles" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities program are involved because they lack those role models, those mentors, and the people that will help them find their own true potential. That's one of biggest reasons I've found BBBS to be a worthy cause to donate time and money toward. I'm participating in "Big Tackles with Harrison Smith" benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities. Please support me by pledging during our fundraising campaign! You can either make a one time donation or pledge per tackle. You can also make it retroactive since we're already 10 games deep in the season and The Hitman already has 47 tackles. Skol Vikes, BBBS, and Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m thrilled to announce the return of my BIG TACKLES campaign, which supports area youth and Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities.
Together with your pledge, every tackle I make during the 2019 season provides financial support to help kids facing adversity reach their potential. Last year, we raised over $56,000 – and I’m expecting 2019 to be an even BIGGER year on and off the field!
–Harrison Smith #22
*NFL.com is the source for tackle totals.
10/19/19 update: According to NFL.com, Harrison had 4 tackles against the Oakland Raiders (it was previously reported 3 tackles for this game). To account for this updated information, 1 tackle was added to Harrison's total against the Detroit Lions.
11/11/19 update: According to NFL.com, Harrison had 8 tackles against the Detroit Lions (it was previously reported 7 tackles for this game). To account for this updated information, 1 tackle was added to Harrison's total against the Dallas Cowboys.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!
WIN A SIGNED HARRISON SMITH JERSEY Here’s your chance to win a SIGNED Harrison Smith jersey from FanHQ just by pledging to Big Tackles for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities will notify the jersey winner during halftime of the Vikings vs. Broncos game.
RECEIVE A SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO: Pledge $1 per tackle to the Big Tackles campaign and you will receive a signed Harrison Smith 8X10 color photo. Photo must be picked up at a FanHQ store location (Ridgedale Mall and Eden Prairie Center). Optional shipping for $5.
RECEIVE A PERSONAL TWEET FROM HARRISON: Pledge $3 per tackle or make a one-time $350 gift to the Big Tackles campaign and receive a shout out from Harrison from his Twitter account.
RECEIVE AN INVITE TO A MEET & GREET WITH HARRISON SMITH: Pledge $4 per tackle or make a one-time $500 gift to the Big Tackles campaign and you will receive an invitation to a meet & greet and autograph session with Harrison Smith at the Vikings’ TCO Performance Center on Tuesday, December 17.
FLY WITH HARRISON: The Top Fundraiser who raises the most money through Big Tackles by the end of the season will win a VIP invitation to fly around the Twin Cities in a private plane with Harrison Smith as your pilot! Check out this video from Sports Illustrated showcasing Harrison’s hobby as a pilot!
This doesn’t mean YOU need to make the largest gift, you can inspire others in your network to give to Big Tackles by launching your own fundraiser!
How It Works: Click here to become a Big Tackles Ambassador who advocates to help us reach our campaign goal and achieve our mission. Share your personal fundraiser link with everyone you know – the top fundraiser will win this VIP experience with Harrison Smith! Fundraisers receive credit on the Fundraiser Leaderboard every time someone gives to Big Tackles through their fundraiser link. Big Tackles Ambassadors will be recognized on Pledge It as they rise up the fundraiser leaderboard.
The Steps Are Easy:
Top Fundraiser: The individual at the top of the Fundraiser Leaderboard by the end of the season will win the opportunity to fly with Harrison Smith on a mutually agreed upon date, time and location. Experience is for one adult, 18+ years old.
Almost 4,000 Twin Cities kids each year benefit from having a Big Brother or Big Sister in their life. 87% of these Littles com from low income households, 73% live with single parents, and up to 15% of Littles are homeless or highly mobile (meaning that they are without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence).
Did you know that youth who are mentored do better in school, have healthier relationships with their parents and peers, and are less likely to engage in risky behavior? 92% will graduate from high school. 86% maintained or improved avoidance of risk-taking behavior. And 85% have a clearer understanding of their career options.
But the waiting list for a mentor is long, especially for Little Brothers. Your support of Big Tackles will help Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities match more youth and help them on the path to a life-changing friendship.
This campaign goes beyond football, it’s about giving to those who truly need and deserve our support. Please join me by making a pledge; you can also invest your time by becoming a Big— please click here to sign up.
If you can’t make a pledge, please show your support by sharing the campaign on social media.
Thanks for your support of Big Tackles, and of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Harrison Smith #22
This campaign benefits
BBBS provides local youth with strong and enduring mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better
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