MINNEAPOLIS -- In celebration of Hockey Day Minnesota 2020, presented by Wells Fargo, the Minnesota Wild Foundation today presented a donation Minnesota Hockey and the Minneapolis Storm Youth Hockey Association in the amounts of $52,500 and $10,000, respectively.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With its annual contribution, the Minnesota Wild Foundation serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, the leading amateur hockey association in the United States that seeks to provide everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement and fun of playing hockey.
"Minnesota Hockey is grateful for the ongoing support of youth and amateur hockey by the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Wild Foundation," said Minnesota Hockey President Steven Oleheiser. "We look forward to continuing to grow our sport together so more people can experience what it is to be a part of something as special as hockey in Minnesota."
The Minneapolis Storm Youth Hockey Association is host of the annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2020, presented by Wells Fargo. Its mission is to help shape confident hockey players through its guiding parameters of Determination, Commitment, Sportsmanship and Leadership. One of Minnesota's largest hockey associations, the organization features 740 players from over 50 different schools.
"Minneapolis is excited and grateful to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2020," said Minneapolis Youth Hockey Association President Tim Hanson. "The Minneapolis Hockey Association (MHA) is appreciative of the support from the Minnesota Wild as we continue to promote and grow the game of hockey for the youth of Minneapolis. The Wild Foundation's generous donation will be used for scholarships to ensure that any Minneapolis youth that wants to play hockey will be able to. MHA annually awards between $20,000 and $30,000 in scholarships to families that are financially not able to afford the costs of playing the game we all love."
To date, the Minnesota Wild Foundation has donated $50,000 for grow the game initiatives to local host communities celebrating Hockey Day Minnesota since 2016.
With support from Wild players, fans and donors, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed more than $4 million in grants to hockey organizations and children's medical related charities and has dispersed over $2 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program. Together we create a Greater State of Hockey. For more information and to make a donation visit www.wild.com/foundation or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Minnesota Wild Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.