ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild today announced the celebrities scheduled to participate in The Greatest Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 22 in downtown Saint Paul. Concluding Destination Winter Saint Paul, the celebration will honor the 40th anniversary of the United States victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Celebrities include: Herb Brooks Family: Dave and Karen Brooks; 1980s United States Olympic Team: Olympic Senior Executive Chef Ray Thering, U.S. Olympic Committee Team Doctor Sheldon Burns, MD, three-time Olympic Team Physician Dr. George Nagobads and 1972 Olympic Coach Murray Williamson; 1960 Men's Olympic Gold Medal Team: John Mayasich (Parade Grand Marshal), Dick Meredith and Jack McCartan; NHL and Fighting Saints Alumni: Scott Bjugstad, Jim Boo, Paul Broten, Henry Boucha, Bill Butters, Jack Carlson, Curt Dahlquist, Dave Hanson, Christian Hanson, Reed Larson, Brad Maxwell, Lou Nanne, Steve Payne, Mike Peluso, Tom Reid, Neil Sheehy, Bill Watson, Carl Wetzel and Rick Zemlock; Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North: Owner Craig Leipold (Parade Grand Marshal), General Manager Bill Guerin (Parade Grand Marshal), Ryan Carter, Tom Chorske, John deCausmeaker, and Kevin Gorg; Elected Officials: Governor Tim Walz, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minnesota State Senator Dave Tomassoni; Additional Notable Celebrities: 5 Eyewitness News Meteorologist Wren Clair, Kent Hrbek, Dick Jonckowski, Tim Laudner and "Slap Shot" star Dave Hanson and his son, Christian.
Celebrities will participate in a parade starting at 1 p.m. at the Herb Brooks statue in downtown Saint Paul and end at CHS Field. The event finale will feature a momentous matchup between the two youth hockey teams representing Team USA and Team USSR at CHS Field. Following the finale, attendees can participate in an autograph session with the celebrities in the Securian Financial Club at CHS Field.
Celebrities are subject to change. The Greatest Day Celebration is free to attend and open to the public. For more information on The Greatest Day Celebration and to register for the parade, please visit www.greatestdaymn.com or follow along on Facebook.