Saints’ Thomas Morstead: If donations reach $100K, Minnesota hospital’s check coming during Super Bowl week

January 19, 2018 GMT

Thomas Morstead might be taking the torn cartilage in his ribs back to Minneapolis sooner than expected.

Morstead, whose toughness and class in Sunday’s playoff loss to the Vikings inspired Minnesota natives to start donating to his charity, pledged on Wednesday to personally deliver a check to Children’s Minnesota if this week’s donations hit $100,000.

What You Give Will Grow, Morstead’s foundation, has already pulled in more than $60,000 in donations, most of them from the Minnesota area.

Saints’ Thomas Morstead, who played through painful rib injury, offers Vikings’ fans contributions to Minnesota hospital

A Vikings fan started the movement on Reddit after Morstead punted in obvious pain during the playoff game, then came back out onto the field and shook several Minnesota hands as part of the Saints group that was forced to come back out of the locker room for the NFL-mandated conversion try.

Morstead’s foundation, What You Give Will Grow, is primarily focused on fighting pediatric cancer.

Children’s Minnesota is a not-for-profit system that includes two hospitals, 12 primary-care clinics, nine specialty-care sites and six rehabilitation clinics.