Minnesota Wild Foundation

The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With support from Wild players, fans and donors, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations and children’s health and wellness charities across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed $5.4 million in grants to hockey organizations and children’s medical related charities and has helped local charities raise over $6.8 million through its Split the Pot Raffle program. Together we create a Greater State of Hockey.

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Scott Peterson, Chair

Pamela Wheelock, Vice Chair

Dan Scott, Secretary

Jeff Pellegrom, Treasurer

Brad Bombardir

Shelley Buck

Kara Guerin

Darby Hendrickson

Christopher Leipold

Craig Leipold

Steve McDaniels

Bennett Morgan

Ann Mulholland


Rachel Schuldt, Executive Director

Abby Fox, Development Assistant

Josh Petrik, Finance

Fundraising Initiatives



Your gift, in any amount, will help us support the causes that mean so much to the State of Hockey. Join us in creating a greater State of Hockey, make an impact, please consider donating today.

Impact & Granting

Impact & Granting

The Wild Foundation supports organizations that align with its mission of supporting children's health and well-being and the growth and development of hockey through annual grants, by providing in-game fundraising opportunities like Split the Pot Raffle and youth hockey program sales, and by sharing proceeds from fundraising events and initiatives.

The Big Assist

The Big Assist

In 2021 a new giving initiative was launched called The Big Assist. With this new program Treasure Island committed to donating $200 to the Wild Foundation for each assist made by Wild players during regular season games and $300 for assists in post season. The funds from this program will be focused on diversity in hockey programming with the goal of providing access and opportunity to a more diverse community for deeper engagement and participation in hockey. In its first year, the team tallied 537 assists translating into a donation of $109,900 to the Wild Foundation.

Split the Pot Raffle

Split the Pot Raffle

The Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center host an in-arena* Split the Pot Raffle* to benefit local charities, including the Minnesota Wild Foundation. The raffle is held at every home game during the season. Raffle tickets may be purchased from the time doors open through the end of the second intermission.