MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Viking Ed McDaniel accepted a check for $100,000 on behalf of Big Brothers & Big Sisters Thursday afternoon at Winter Park. The money was raised over the past five days by the first-ever Arby's Charity Tour and surpassed Arby's goal of raising $60,000. The tour is a traveling series of golf tournaments and other fund-raising events being held across the country to raise money for children's charities. Minnesota marked the fifth stop on the tour. A group of "Littles" from Big Brothers & Big Sisters rode to the check presentation in the Arby's Charity Tour Bus, a mammoth, state-of-the-art cruiser that has become the centerpiece of the national tour. After watching Vikings practice, each "Little" got to meet Ed McDaniel. "The Minnesota stop on the tour was a bigger success than we dared to dream," said Nancy Krasean, vice president of marketing for Franchise Associates, Inc., the exclusive Minnesota franchisee of Arby's restaurants. "It's so gratifying knowing this money will benefit good kids in our area who just need a little guidance. We have a long history with local Big Brothers & Big Sisters and we've seen first-hand what a difference this organization makes in the lives of Minnesota children." The Arby's Charity Tour Bus made appearances throughout the state from last Wednesday through today. A dinner, auction and golf tournament raised $100,000 for Big Brothers & Big Sisters chapters in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Owatonna. The goal of the nationwide tour is to raise $1 million for Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and The Arby's Foundation. The Minnesota tour stop culminated with the Arby's Charity Golf Tournament today at Hazeltine National Golf Club. A field of 144 local amateur golfers hit the fairways to raise money for local Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Minnesota Arby's and Arby's-Sbarro restaurants are long-time supporters of Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Big Brothers & Big Sisters exists to strengthen the single-parent family by providing one-to-one professionally supported relationships for children who need additional positive adult role models to enrich their lives.