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Associated Press, Published June 28 2013

Vikings' Jared Allen teams up with Professional Bull Riders to help wounded soldiers

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project.

Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

Allen and the PBR will promote and produce several bull-riding events, with the proceeds going to his Homes for Wounded Warriors foundation. Allen says the foundation's goal is to build three to five homes this year and increase that number to five to 10 next year.

The series will also have merchandise and a text-to-donate initiative to raise money.

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