MINNESOTA WILD ANNOUNCES PAIR OF HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
AUTOGRAPHED STATE OF HOCKEY FLAGS WILL BE AUCTIONED TO BENEFIT KATRINA VICTIMS; SALVATION ARMY DONATIONS TO BE COLLECTED AT SATURDAY PRESEASON GAME
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club will engage in two efforts to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina over the course of the next two weeks.
The first is a Salvation Army kettle drive coinciding with the September 17 Wild preseason game. Salvation Army kettles will be located at gates one, two, three and five at Xcel Energy Center Saturday during the team’s first home game, a 7:00 PM preseason contest with the Phoenix Coyotes. Donations accepted at these locations will directly benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Additionally, the organization has announced that the team will hold an on-line auction of the State of Hockey banners that adorned St. Paul over the course of the past month. The banners will be signed by Wild players, then individually auctioned at www.wild.com, beginning later this month. All of the profits generated from the on-line auctions will benefit Katrina relief funds. More information on this auction will be made available soon at www.wild.com.