Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/28/11

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Linebackers Chad Greenway #52 and Ben Leber #51 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a play against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Chad Greenway has been selected as the Vikings 2011 Community Man of the Year. Since being drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Greenway has been an active member of the team's community outreach. He has volunteered his time with several local organizations, including: Memorial Blood Center, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Sanford Hospital, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Fuel Up to Play 60, Taste of the NFL, United Way and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Greenway took his volunteerism to a new level when he and his wife Jenni established the Lead the Way Foundation to enrich the lives of individuals and families who are in need medically or financially. For the past five years on Father's Day, Chad and Jenni have partnered with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for the Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5k race, benefiting Minneapolis youth sports programming. Greenway is one of 32 team representatives, one of which will be named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year at this year's Super Bowl. As the Vikings' representative for the Man of the Year award, Greenway will receive a 1,000 check for the Lead the Way Foundation through NFL Charities.
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