Minneapolis, MN - The first charity event at U.S. Bank Stadium will feature exclusive tours of the Vikings’ new home, including a behind-the-scenes look at the locker room and access to the field.  

And, the event  for all ages has the added benefit of contributing to a worthy cause.

Minnesota Touch of Football presented by UnitedHealth Group benefits the Minnesota Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases.  

The event will take place on Saturday, September 10, and features a 7-on-7 flag football tournament.  

Spectator tickets are now available starting at $12.  All tickets include the exclusive stadium tour, player and cheerleader meet and greets, kid’s 20-yard dash, Microsoft Xbox gaming zone and more.

“This is really one of the most exciting ways to experience U.S. Bank Stadium before the Vikings’ home opener,” says Aaron Castens, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.  

Tickets are limited and all proceeds benefit CCFA, the leading non-profit on a mission to cure digestive diseases.   

“UnitedHealth Group is honored to sponsor this event benefitting the local Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the CCFA,” said Chris Collette, Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group and CCFA board member. “We believe by partnering with the CCFA, we can help build healthier communities where we work and live.”

For more event information visit:  www.ccfa.org/football.

About Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn's disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in children.

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit www.ccfa.org, call 888-694-8872 or email info@ccfa.org.

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