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Wild Foundation to host Whiskey & Wine with the Wild event Nov. 16

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the Wild Foundation will host its third annual Whiskey & Wine with the Wild event on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at 317 on Rice Park in Saint Paul. Hosted by Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, and his wife, Becky, the event will include tasting selections of fine whiskey and wine, as well as small-plate food pairings chosen to complement beverage samples.

The event is limited to adults 21-and-older. Guests will enjoy premium alcohol, information and tips from whiskey and wine experts, delicious appetizers in an intimate setting, and the chance to mingle with members of the Minnesota Wild throughout the evening. To purchase tickets go to or contact Jessica Blum at or 651-312-3411.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides a comfortable and caring home away from home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child's serious illness. Based in Minneapolis, the organization operates four locations in the Twins Cities and serves more than 6,600 families each year. Additional information can be found at

"The impact the Minnesota Wild, Wild Foundation and players have on our organization is truly remarkable. It is heartwarming to see hockey fans rally around worthy causes and we are grateful to be the recipient of their compassion and generosity," said Jill Evenocheck, RMHC-UM President and CEO. "With this support, we are able to provide complimentary lodging, meals and a wide array of support services for families facing a child's serious health crisis. We especially want thank our friends and supporters Ryan and Becky Suter for hosting this event."

Event partners include Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery and Diageo.

The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With support from Wild players, fans and donors, 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 $4 million in grants to hockey organizations and children's medical related charities and has dispersed over $2 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program. Together we create a Greater State of Hockey. For more information and to make a donation visit, email or call 651-602-6000. Follow the Minnesota Wild Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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