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Say Thank You To A Hockey Mom

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
 Red Baron pizza will honor Patty Sertich (right) in the Salute to Hockey Moms contest.
One hockey association is about to receive $2,500 to help needy kids play hockey. This charitable donation by the makers of Red Baron® Pizza will honor Patty Sertich, a finalist in the 2004 Red Baron™ Salute to Hockey Moms contest. Patty died of a brain tumor in 2005.

With love and support from Patty, the Sertich family made its mark on hockey history. Patty’s husband, Steve, coaches women’s hockey at Bemidji State University. Her son, Marty, won the 2005 Hobey Baker Award, collegiate hockey’s highest honor. Now he plays professionally for the Iowa Stars. Her other son, Mike, coaches girls’ hockey at Roseville Area High School and daughter Sara, walks in her mother’s footsteps with support for her dad and brothers. The entire Sertich family is thrilled about the charitable donation in Patty’s name that will help kids play the sport she so dearly loved.

Just as moms are committed to their kids, the makers of Red Baron® Pizza remain committed to communities across the state and the game of hockey, recognizing mothers who work tirelessly to give their kids the care and support they need to play the sport. The long hours, thousands of miles driven, washing piles of dirty laundry, and freezing at the rink don’t stop them.

Beginning February 4, 2007, the makers of Red Baron® Pizza invite you to say “thank you” to your favorite hockey mom by nominating her for the Red Baron Salute to Hockey Moms 2007 Relaxation Getaway. In 150 words or less, describe why she’s a winner. If she makes the finals she’ll win a day at the spa and four tickets to the Red Baron WCHA Final Five Championship game at Xcel Energy Center. One nominator will be randomly selected to receive the $2500 charitable donation for kids in need and 20 tickets to the Red Baron
WCHA Final Five Championship game where the winning mom will be announced on March 17, 2007. If your hockey mom wins she’ll receive a trip for two to a fabulous relaxation getaway courtesy of NWA World Vacations. Look for entry forms at your local Cub Foods, or visit

Nominations must be postmarked by March 5, 2007! No purchase necessary. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. For complete rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “RED BARON™ Salute to Hockey Moms,” PO Box 390366, Minneapolis, MN 55439-0366.
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