STILLWATER -- In celebration of Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2017, the Minnesota Wild Foundation today presented donations to Minnesota Hockey and the Stillwater Area Hockey Association 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 President Dave Margenau. "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."
Stillwater Area Hockey Association (SAHA) is host of this year's 11th Annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2017. Its mission is to promote and develop an inclusive, safe and fun hockey environment for all girls and boys in its association and to create a respected hockey association that focuses on development of good sportsmanship, character, teamwork and individual achievement in hockey.
"On behalf of Stillwater Area Hockey, thank you so much for the very generous donation," said Beau McGraw, president of SAHA. "We are beyond thankful for the Wild placing its trust in this beautiful community to host Hockey Day Minnesota. The day was awesome."
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 $14 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.