BEMIDJI -- In celebration of Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 presented by Wells Fargo, the Minnesota Wild Foundation today presented donations to Minnesota Hockey and the Bemidji 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 so grateful for the ongoing support of youth and amateur hockey by the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Wild Foundation," said Minnesota Hockey President Dave Margenau. "Through their efforts, we are able to continually grow our sport so more people can experience what it is to be a part of something as special as hockey in Minnesota."
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The Bemidji Youth Hockey Association is host of the annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2019. Its mission is to promote and advance personal development through hockey valuing transparency, fairness, fun, competition, prudence, and the Lumberjack Way Core Values of Respect, Passion, Unity, Leadership, and Character.
"Bemidji is honored to host Hockey Day Minnesota," said Bruce Hasbargen, President of the Bemidji Youth Hockey Association. "The Bemidji Youth Hockey Association is grateful to the Minnesota Wild for their support as we continue to promote and grow the sport of hockey for youth in our community."
With help from Wild players, 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 across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed more than $3.6 million in grants to hockey organizations and children's medical related charities and has dispersed more than $1.9 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program to help create a Greater State of Hockey. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.wild.com/foundation. Stay updated on Wild Foundation news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.