The Minnesota's Super Bowl's 52 weeks of giving hits the halfway mark Wednesday in Mankato with a $50,000 grant to a Blue Earth County wellness program to purchase 60 bikes and two trailers.
The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. in the VIP tent at Vikings training Camp in Mankato. After the announcement, kids will participate in a bike parade, watch the team practice, meet players and participate in some drills themselves.
As of Wednesday, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee will have given out 26 weeks of Legacy Fund grants. That's halfway to the planned 52 donations in the year leading to the game Feb. 4, 2018.
The grants, going to programs from the Twin Cities to International Falls and down south aim to help improve the health and wellness of children.
In Blue Earth County, the bikes will travel to county schools in two fleets to give students training in how to safely ride around their community.
The county, centered in Mankato, is prime Minnesota River Valley and agricultural land with waterways, bluffs, parks, trails and campgrounds. Blue Earth County Health promotes the well-being of the residents.