In celebration of Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2016, the Minnesota Wild Foundation today presented donations to Minnesota Hockey and the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association (DAHA) in the amounts of $52,500 and $10,000, respectively.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With its annual contribution, the Minnesota Wild Foundation serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, the leading amateur hockey association in the U.S. that seeks to provide everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement and fun of playing hockey.
“Since the team's inception, the support of youth and amateur hockey by the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Wild Foundation has been nothing short of exceptional,” said Minnesota Hockey Executive Director Glen Andresen. “This very generous donation is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their efforts in supporting the game across all of our communities. We can't thank the Wild and the Wild Foundation enough for all they do for the State of Hockey in terms of growing the game and recognizing our players, coaches and volunteers.”
DAHA is host of this year’s 10th Annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2016. Its mission is to provide all Duluth-area youth an opportunity to participate and excel through the sport of hockey while building and developing sportsmanship, self-esteem, confidence, and respect for others.
To commemorate a decade of Hockey Day celebrations and to support the wonderful tradition of outdoor hockey in Duluth, the Wild Foundation has made this special, one-time contribution.
“On behalf of the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association players, coaches, parents and volunteers; we’d like to thank the Minnesota Wild Foundation for their generous gift,” said DAHA Executive Director Jason Watt. “The funds will be used for various grass roots programs including Learn to Skate, Try Hockey for Free and Equipment Assistance, just to name a few. We are very humbled and grateful for the donation.”
Since its inception in 2009, the Minnesota Wild Foundation has granted over $3 million dollars to Minnesota non-profits that align with its mission.
In total, 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 wild.com/foundation.