With a brother serving in the military and an influential grandfather that did the same, Allen has always had a deep respect for those who sacrifice for their country.
With the Minnesota Vikings, Allen often carried the American flag onto the field during short ceremonies to honor the military and raised his helmet as a sign of respect at the end of the National Anthem. Despite leaving Minnesota for the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 2014, Allen’s influence remains with his Homes for Wounded Warriors, a foundation that helps injured veterans by retrofitting their existing homes or building new, handicap-accessible homes that fit their needs.
Allen’s unique Night Ops Golf tournament is one way he raises funds, and that took place last weekend in Arizona, with photos supplied after the event showing what kind festivities Allen puts into a sport usually known for its docile nature.
A new partnership with Home Depot helped Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors recently assist with Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg’s handicap accessible home that is scheduled for completion soon, with at least one other build scheduled for completion this year.
Below are some of the photos that emerged from the unique Night Ops tournament: