Enjoy an evening on the relaxing waters of Lake Minnetonka with Vikings Legend Gene Washington and friends. Proceeds support the finishing funds campaign for the upcoming documentary film, Through the Banks of the Red Cedar.
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ABOUT THE FILM
Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song, follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington (College Football Hall of Fame, Big Ten Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award, Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame, 50 Greatest Vikings Honoree) from the segregated South to MSU alongside highly decorated teammates Bubba Smith (Defensive Lineman), George Webster (Rover Back) and Clinton Jones (Running Back) as they become members of the first fully integrated football team in America, later making history as first round picks in the 1967 Draft.
The four and their Spartan teammates made extraordinary contributions to Michigan State and Big Ten football history during the winning era. In the NFL, Clinton Jones and Gene Washington along with legendary Vikings teammates Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, Oscar Reed, Joe Kapp and John Henderson, dominate as one of the most successful teams in Minnesota Vikings history while Bubba Smith and George Webster have extraordinary careers on separate teams.