The Minnesota Wild announced that forward Jason Zucker
will host a fundraiser to benefit the family of Tucker Helstrom and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital on Thursday, July 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at SEVEN Event Destination located at 700 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.
On Saturday, July 2, 9-year-old Tucker Helstrom lost his battle to cancer after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in the fall of 2015. During his battle with cancer, Tucker and his family attended numerous Minnesota Wild games, visited with the players and developed a strong friendship with Jason and his fiancé, Carly Aplin. Though Jason and Carly’s time with Tucker was short, the lessons they learned from the Helstrom family about friendship, strength and the power of positivity will stay with them forever.
Tickets to this fundraiser are $145 (must be 21-or-older) and include a complimentary cocktail hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Anheuser-Busch products and appetizers throughout the evening and the opportunity to meet and get autographs and pictures from the following celebrities: Ryan Carter, Charlie Coyle, Cory Cove, Chad Greenway, Chris Hawkey, Darby Hendrickson, Corey Koskie, Paul Lambert, Randall McDaniel, Mark Parrish, Chris Porter, Kyle Rudolph, Laura Schara, Bill Scherk, Jordan Schroeder, Jamie Watson and Jason Zucker. Additional celebrities will be announced until July 21.
To purchase tickets and for more information on this fundraiser visit www.tempotickets.com/teamtucker. All proceeds will support Tucker’s family and families like theirs at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Live auction items on July 21 will include:
- Owner’s Suite donated by Craig Leipold to the Blake Shelton concert on Sept. 17
- Opportunity to watch a Minnesota Wild practice and receive a 2016-17 team signed jersey following practice
- A half-day bass fishing trip with Bill Scherk, television’s “Man About The Woods”
- Four lower bowl tickets to a Minnesota Twins game including batting practice passes and a private tour of the ballpark
- A full size Jack Daniel’s distillery whiskey barrel
- One week stay for up to 16 people at Sail Inn in Clear Lake, Iowa
- Select autographed sports memorabilia items.
Love Your Melon will also be selling merchandise at the fundraiser. All proceeds will support Tucker’s family and families like theirs at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
The Team Tucker benefit is supported by Northwestern Mutual Minneapolis.
Fans can also support “Team Tucker” by clicking here. Donations will help celebrate Tucker’s life by making a gift to benefit “Team Tucker’s Locker” within the new Kyle Rudolph End Zone at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. The Kyle Rudolph End Zone will be designed to help children and teenagers find a place to relax, engage in healing therapies, or play video games. The End Zone will be staffed by Child Family Life specialists trained in helping patients and families navigate the emotional, mental and physical demands during their stay at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.