Monday, January 18, 2021

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Matt Birk is laying down charity roots in Baltimore as well as Minneapolis

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I spent the early part of last night with Ravens center Matt Birk at Mother’s Grille in Federal Hill where he kicked off his local charity initiative, the HIKE Foundation, with a dinner and cocktail reception.

Birk was extremely active (think, like Cal Ripken kinda active) in the Twin Cities while playing for more than a decade for the Vikings. A well-publicized Harvard alum, Birk has been a finalist for NFL Man of The Year and routinely won awards and accolades for his public service in Minnesota.

His work in Baltimore is just beginning and we had a little fun shooting this video about what HIKE stands for and why there’s a pizza with his name on it at Mother’s.

Here’s the 411 in his words:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieKSCC95Da4&feature=channel_page[/youtube]

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