In honor of the NFL’s 100th anniversary, the Minnesota Vikings celebrate 100 Vikings Women for the incredible things they do.
Michelle Mathis of Breezy Point was selected as one of the 100 Vikings Women who has a special family tradition, is helping others in her community and has an amazing Vikings story. She was recognized Sept. 23 at the Minnesota Vikings Museum in Eagan.
Mathis, who is a franchisee of local Subway stores with her husband Bill, is also employed with Confidence Learning Center. An excerpt of her nomination letter reads:
“Michelle spends a significant amount of time at Confidence Learning Center in Brainerd. The camp provides a place for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities to experience activities that they otherwise could not do. She has shown me and many others that these are people that may have disabilities, but they also have abilities and we need to focus on that. She is an amazing person that can capture the attention of anyone in a room not with just her smile, but her personality as well.”
In her eight years at Confidence Learning Center, Mathis has been a tremendous asset to the team, according to a news release. “Her willingness to jump in for any area of camp, whether it is putting together our silent auction for the Camp Classic, coordinating and managing the many Extravaganza fundraisers throughout the state or lending a helping hand to a camper or a co-worker is simply amazing,” Executive Director Jeff Olson stated in the release. “And not to mention, she always does it with a smile on her face!”
The Mathises have had season tickets to the Minnesota Vikings since 1998 and enjoy going to nearly every home game, as well as traveling to Green Bay when the Vikings take on the Packers during the border battles.