Minnesota Wild In-Kind Donations

The Minnesota Wild receives hundreds of requests for memorabilia, player appearances and speaking engagements from individuals and organizations each month. Please know that all requests are given serious consideration. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, the following guidelines must be met to ensure fairness.

Request Eligibility
  • Your event is at least 6 weeks from the day you submit your online application.

  • You are a nonprofit organization located in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota or South Dakota. Exceptions are made on a very limited basis.

  • Your organization supports or benefits youth hockey, underserved youth and their families, medical related causes, military or educational initiatives.

  • Your request is for fundraising purposes only - raffle, live or silent auction. The Minnesota Wild donation program exists to aid nonprofit organizations in raising funds through the sale of donated items at a fundraising event.

Requests related to the following are INELIGIBLE to receive donations:

  • Prizes, awards and incentive programs. Donations are for fundraising purposes only.

  • Requests for tickets, operating expenses and monetary donations.

  • Individuals or individual pursuits, fraternal, labor or political groups.

  • 3rd party fundraising (walks/runs/fundraising teams, etc.) or organizational campaign.

Memorabilia is limited to one request per organization during the Minnesota Wild fiscal year (7/1 - 6/30).

Application Process

ALL DONATION REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Faxes, emails, phone calls and mailed submissions will no longer be accepted. No exceptions.

Processing Your Request

Donations are mailed at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the event. Please do not contact the Minnesota Wild to check on the status of your donation. All decisions made by the Minnesota Wild are final. 

Donation Request FAQs

My charity organized an event at the last minute and we need a rush on a donation/auction item. Can you send us something quickly?

Unfortunately, due to the number of requests we receive, we need a six-week time frame to fulfill requests. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will consider involving the Minnesota Wild in your future fundraising activities.

Can I deliver merchandise to the Wild offices and have them autographed by the players?

No, the Minnesota Wild does not accept items from the public to be signed by the players. Due to the high volume of requests we receive it would be impossible to fulfill all of the requests. Additionally, the Minnesota Wild organization and players are not responsible for returning any items sent.

Will a player write back if I send fan mail to their attention?

The Minnesota Wild players receive hundreds of letters from fans each year. Each player is responsible for opening and replying to letters from their fans. The Minnesota Wild cannot guarantee that all letters will be responded to. 

Players can receive fan mail by sending letters to:

Minnesota Wild
Attn: (Player's Name)
317 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

How long will it take to get a response to my donation request?

Donations are typically sent out 2 weeks prior to the date of your event. If you are ineligible for a donation you will receive an emailed notice 2 weeks prior to the date of your event.

Are Minnesota Wild hockey practices open to the public?

Select Wild practices are open to the public. For more information, click here.

Can a Minnesota Wild player attend my event?

The Minnesota Wild schedules a very limited number of player appearances each year and priority is given to our community and corporate partners. Our players have very busy schedules during the season and most of them are gone during the off-season. Many of the Minnesota Wild players have charities and organizations that they are passionate about and work with on their own. It is up to them which events they choose to attend.