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After receiving an autograph Ryan Caulfield of Waterford, Ireland gave a thank you in sign language to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel on Tuesday at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - December 17, 2013, Minneapolis, Minn, Minnesota Viking John Sullivan and teammates to host early holiday party for young patients and their families at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. At the event Sullivan will be named the 2013 Vikings Community Man of the Year

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Minnesota Vikings John Sullivan posed for a photo with Kawther Alzaher, 7, of Saudi Arabia.

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Winning smiles

  • December 17, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Ryan Caulfield of Waterford, Ireland, signed “thank you” to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel after receiving his autograph Tuesday at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Cassel was among several teammates joining center John Sullivan, who hosted a holiday party for young patients and their families. Sullivan, who has sponsored Halloween, Thanksgiving and holiday parties at Amplatz, was named the 2013 Vikings Community Man of the Year to honor his volunteer work, which also includes visiting the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center.

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