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Wild About Children Sets Record

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

 
 Wild About Children, An Evening of Fine Dining at Pazzaluna, generated $93,000 for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, the most in the three-year history of the event. Click here to see the video.
The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that Wild About Children, An Evening of Fine Dining at Pazzaluna raised $93,000 for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  The amount raised is the highest total in the three years the team has held this event.

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“We are delighted to donate the proceeds from this great event to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota,” said Minnesota Wild Executive Vice President Matt Majka.  “The huge success of this event would not have been possible without the energetic participation shown by our players and the generous support we received from our fans and partners in attendance.”

The entire Wild roster waited on tables and mingled with the 200 guests in attendance at the sold-out event, which included a silent and live auction.  Wild About Children, An Evening of Fine Dining at Pazzaluna was held on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant in downtown St. Paul with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Community Giving Fund is primarily focused on supporting children’s medical related charities, educational initiatives and programs that grow and support youth hockey in the State of Hockey.  The Fund has contributed in excess of $1.5 million over the past six years and has made significant donations to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  In addition, the Fund has provided over 50 statewide youth hockey programs with the opportunity to experience a Wild hockey game by selling game programs to raise money to reduce the costs associated with their participation in the sport.  The Minnesota Wild remains committed to making a difference in the community and assisting those that are less fortunate through various outreach and grass roots community programs.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the sixth-largest children’s health care organization in the U.S., with 326-staffed beds at its two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through over 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.

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