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Six Wild Players To Appear At State Fair

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

 
 Wild fans will get a chance to meet newcomer Mark Parrish at the State Fair on Monday, August 28.
Even though cheese curds, fried candy bars on sticks and turkey legs the size of Manny Fernandez’ blocker aren’t part of the Wild’s offseason diet, the team’s players can’t be held back from the "Great Minnesota Get-Together." Six current Wild players - Stephane Veilleux, Mark Parrish, Wes Walz, Kurtis Foster, Todd White and Nick Schultz - will appear for one hour at the Minnesota Wild booth at various times throughout the week-and-a-half event which begins this Thursday.

On days when Wild players are unable to attend, various hockey celebrities will be on hand including Wild President/General Manager Doug Risebrough, Assistant General Manager Tom Lynn, Lou Nanne, Wild broadcast teams, assistant coach Mike Ramsey, community liasion Brad Bombardir and Minnesota Swarm star, Ryan Ward, who will appear on Saturday, August 26 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. All players and celebrities will appear at the Wild booth located on the second floor of the Grandstand. 

The full schedule appears at the bottom of this page. Please note that players, dates and times are subject to change.

 In addition, 100 Softie pucks will be given away daily, beginning at the times listed below. Other features of the booth will include:

  •  A silent auction for team autographed street pole banners to benefit youth hockey in Duluth, Minnesota and Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • A State of Hockey tribute to Minnesota’s rich hockey heritage
  • Free Wild pocket schedules
  • Wild merchandise
  • Wild highlights in a sit-down theater

The Wild booth hours run from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day of the fair. The fair begins on Thursday, August 24, and concludes on Labor Day, September 4.

2006 State Fair Appearance Schedule - *Players, dates and times subject to change
DATE TIME LOCATION PLAYER

 Thu., Aug. 24

 9-10 AM

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand

Bob Kurtz/Tom Reid/Doug Risebrough

 Fri., Aug. 25

2-3 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Stephane Veilleux 

 Fri. Aug. 25

5-6 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand  

Lou Nanne 

Mon., Aug. 28 

3:30-4:30 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Mark Parrish 

Mon., Aug. 28 

5:30-6:30 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Wes Walz 

 Tue., Aug. 29

 12-1 PM Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand  Bob Mason 

 Wed., Aug. 30

2-3 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Mike Ramsey 

Thu., Aug. 31 

9:30-10:30 AM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

 Brad Bombardir

 Thu., Aug. 31

2-3 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand  

Tom Lynn 

Fri., Sep. 1 

1-2 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Kurtis Foster 

Sat., Sep. 2 

1-2 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Todd White 

 Sun., Sep. 3

1:30-2:30 PM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

 Nick Schultz

Mon., Sep. 4 

9-10 AM 

Minnesota State Fair - Second level of grandstand 

Mike Greenlay/Dan Terhaar 

Softie Puck Giveaways

Thursday, August 24 - 3:30 PM
Friday, August 25 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 26 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, August 27 - 10:00 AM
Monday, August 28 - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, August 29 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 30 - 10:00 AM
Thursday, August 31 - 5:00 PM
Friday, September 1 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 2 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 3 - 9:00 AM
Monday, September 4 - 7:00 PM

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