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Jared Allen’s “Night Ops II” benefits a great charity

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We plan to mention several times over the next 11 days the annual golf tournament organized by Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.  So let’s get it started right now.

“Night Ops II,” scheduled for June 18 at Acala Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, features nine holes of daytime golf — and nine holes of night golf, with glow-in-the-dark balls and glowsticks to mark the fairways and hazards.  Along the way, members of the Marines will be barking at the participants, even during the most solemn and quiet moment on the course, the backswing.

There’s also a prize for the longest effort on the slip-‘n’-slide.

Allen has organized the tournament to benefit his Homes for Wounded Warriors charity, which helps make the homes of combat-injured veterans more suitable for their limitations.

The tournament is open to anyone, at a cost of $500.  Folks with valid military I.D. can participate for only $250.

More information is available at Allen’s website, where T-shirts supporting Homes for Wounded Warriors can be purchased, and where donations can be made to the cause.

Allen joined PFT Live on Monday to discuss the event.  His full interview is available at the PFT Live page.

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25 Responses to “Jared Allen’s “Night Ops II” benefits a great charity”
  1. schmitty2 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:48 PM

    Very good cause and props to Jared. Now if he can just come up with a charity to help contribute to a new stadium

  2. stellarperformance says: Jun 7, 2011 3:04 PM

    OK. I concede a newly attained level of respect for this guy.

  3. shaggytoodle says: Jun 7, 2011 3:07 PM

    Night golf can be fun but I would like to make a recomendation of 2 packages of bottle rockets for each cart for when people are running around in the dark.

  4. kevinfromphilly says: Jun 7, 2011 3:12 PM

    You call that a swing, jack hole? I’ve seen better swings on porches in Namby-Pamby land!!!

  5. kevinfromth says: Jun 7, 2011 3:12 PM

    As a Vikings fan, this dude’s inconsistency drove me bananas last season. It’s been my thought that if he put half as much effort into practicing as he did goofing off, he’d be one of the greats.

    A frustrating player to watch for sure, but it’s nice to see that this goofball is a pretty good dude.

  6. hobartbaker says: Jun 7, 2011 3:20 PM

    Another strong supporter of the military has a charity auction happening online for Tornado Victims.

    http://www.facebook.com/TornadoVictims

  7. thephantomstranger says: Jun 7, 2011 3:23 PM

    I can’t find my ball half the time when the sun is shining.

  8. seals1 says: Jun 7, 2011 3:29 PM

    Nice job Allen, It’s nice to see people take pride and support our boys on the line.

  9. Justin says: Jun 7, 2011 3:29 PM

    Did anyone expect a normal charity with this guy?

    Seems like a great cause and even better something he cares for and not something just for good publicity. He has been overseas multiple times to support the troops as well.

  10. semnsportsfan says: Jun 7, 2011 3:35 PM

    Props go out to Jared Allen for being an all-around decent guy. This event sounds like a blast!

  11. vikefan says: Jun 7, 2011 3:41 PM

    He wanted a golf tourney fundraiser like no other. he is one of the great guys off the field in the NFL and regardless bout the owners/players spat right now, kudos to PFT for airing this. He probably does more in this event than the chiefs/rams did together for tornado victims although any help is good help.

  12. beastofeden says: Jun 7, 2011 5:30 PM

    A question: Why is it that every time a blog is posted on this website about Mike Vick or Plaxico there is always some underhanded cheap shot about their troubles with the law?

    Yet when when Jared Allen is brought up, there isn’t a hint of joking or fun being made about his multiple DUI’s?

  13. jrd8523 says: Jun 7, 2011 6:06 PM

    beastofeden, because getting your 1st DUI isn’t the equivalent of mass torturing dogs before you kill them. Not to mention that Allen has done a lot of good deeds for a while now. Thats different than doing court ordered good deeds and having a PR staff try and rebuild your image.

  14. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 7, 2011 7:05 PM

    JRD8523

    Dont forget, its also not as bad as carrying a non-registered, loaded firearm into a club, and then proceeding to accidently shoot yourself in the leg… Maybe Allens charity could throw a few bucks Plax’s way for a motorized chair for his stairs, with his bum leg and all.

  15. dailynorseman says: Jun 7, 2011 7:33 PM

    A question: Why is it that every time a blog is posted on this website about Mike Vick or Plaxico there is always some underhanded cheap shot about their troubles with the law?

    Yet when when Jared Allen is brought up, there isn’t a hint of joking or fun being made about his multiple DUI’s?

    Why?

    Because shut up, that’s why.

  16. beastofeden says: Jun 7, 2011 8:32 PM

    @Rabidbillsfan:

    Getting drunk and operating a motor vehicle 3x (and getting caught, mind you) is worse than carrying a gun? Interesting. And you said 1st DUI. explain 2 and 3

    @dailynorseman:

    Oh, wow. You back water hicks sure do have a greater sense of logic, reasoning, acumen, and hold on the English language. “Shut up, that’s why!!”. You, sir needle a saddle so you can ride Jared’s jock a little harder. Bumpkin

  17. brewdogg says: Jun 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    beastofeden says:
    Jun 7, 2011 5:30 PM
    A question: Why is it that every time a blog is posted on this website about Mike Vick or Plaxico there is always some underhanded cheap shot about their troubles with the law?

    Yet when when Jared Allen is brought up, there isn’t a hint of joking or fun being made about his multiple DUI’s?
    ——————————————–

    I think you just took care of that particular deficiency. Good work bringing that up. Do you feel better now?

  18. brewdogg says: Jun 7, 2011 9:53 PM

    kevinfromphilly says:
    Jun 7, 2011 3:12 PM
    You call that a swing, jack hole? I’ve seen better swings on porches in Namby-Pamby land!!!
    ——————————————

    Exactly what I was thinking!!! Let’s get a couple of drill sergeants to tail these guys around, see how many cry. You know the soldiers will be rolling!!!

  19. brewdogg says: Jun 7, 2011 9:56 PM

    And besides, half of the people reading this have a DUI or two on their record, and the half that don’t know someone who does. How many have tortured and killed dogs or shot themselves in the leg? Does that make it right? No, of course not. But that is why.

  20. badcallsfootball says: Jun 8, 2011 1:29 AM

    Jared Allen’s DUI’s are not brought up very often because they were over 4 years ago, and he has been a model citizen ever since.

    All he has done is stay out of trouble, be a great role model, and contribute a lot of money, and more importantly his time, to charity.

    He made some mistakes in his early 20s. Who hasn’t. He owned up, took responsibility and backed up the talk with his actions.

  21. beastofeden says: Jun 8, 2011 2:02 AM

    @brewdogg:
    You’re telling me as long as I don’t get caught it’s ok to do it. I don’t have a single DUI on my record. People who have multiple suffer from extreme ignorance.

    My problem is with making fun of one player but not the other solely based on one coming to the PFT show and one not. DUI’s ,Interstate gambling (he didn’t get in trouble for dog fighting) and archaic gun laws are all on in the same. I’m asking the blogger to treat them as so and do a better job of hiding his bias

  22. dukemarc says: Jun 8, 2011 1:55 PM

    I’m a not a fan of Jared Allen, the Viking – but I’m a huge fan of Jared Allen, the person. Great job once again, J.A. – Long live the Mullet!

  23. marvsleezy says: Jun 8, 2011 4:10 PM

    Who was injured in the Jared Allen DWI’s?

  24. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 8, 2011 4:14 PM

    Beastofeden

    Actually, no bias dude. Do you know how many people are pulled over on DUI’s and are not even reported? When you get into a car drunk you have no intention to cause an accident. However when you tote a gun, into a crowded nightclub no less, your looking for trouble (Neither of which, mind you, should be attempted). Also, DUI and DWI are two seperate offenses. If he had 4 DWI’s he also would be in jail, regardless of his social stature.

  25. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 8, 2011 4:18 PM

    Also, just let the dude be. He’s doing something special for people who risk there lives to allow us to comment on websites like these, and do many other things we love and enjoy. In the countries where our beloved soldiers are fighting, those run-in’s with the law are reversed. Limbs are lost for driving intoxicated, while the Dogfighter/gambler sits on a golden Komode.

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