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Wild About Children Sets Another Fundraising Record

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild Foundation’s annual gala, “Wild About Children” presented by West Bend, raised nearly $300,000, a new record for the event. Funds raised this year will help families with a child battling cancer or blood disorder with proceeds supporting the Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

The entire 2015-16 roster of Wild players traded in their jerseys for aprons to serve a sold-out crowd of over 400 guests a scrumptious winter meal. The annual event was held Monday, Nov. 23 at A’BULAE in St. Paul.  The evening began with wine and hors d'oeuvres passed by Wild players serving as celebrity waiters, included silent and live auction items and the opportunity to mix and mingle with the team.

In its 12-year history, the “Wild About Children” gala has raised more than $1 million to benefit Children’s of Minnesota. The Cancer Kids Fund provides extra services and amenities that bring additional care and comfort to kids and families in the midst of a cancer or blood disorder journey.

The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $12 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. 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. For more, visit

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