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Wild Hosts Shaveoff Wednesday To Kick Off Beard-A-Thon

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

In celebration of the great tradition of the playoff beard, the Minnesota Wild is kicking off the Minnesota Wild Beard‑a‑Thon® to benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and build excitement for the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. This Wednesday, April 16, celebrities and one lucky Wild fan will gather at Xcel Energy Center to clean off the stubble on some notable local faces and raise money for a great cause. Fans of Wild hockey and facial hair are invited to drop by for a free lunch, a chance to win playoff tickets and revel in the shaving merriment. Fans who make a donation of $10 or more will receive an official Minnesota Wild “Fear the Beard” t-shirt (quantities limited).The Shaveoff is presented by BIC Flex 4 Shaver.

One lucky fan will also win an autographed Wild jersey and the chance to join the celebrities for a shave as part of the “Shaveoff Sweepstakes.” To enter, fans tweet a photo showing their Wild playoff spirit to @mnwild, using the hashtag #itsplayoffseason. The contest runs from now through 4:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. Official Rules are available at

Minnesota Wild Beard-a-thon®
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Wednesday, April 16
Gate 1 – Xcel Energy Center
199 W. Kellogg Blvd. – Saint Paul, MN 55102

Celebrities participating:

- Wes Walz, Minnesota Wild
- Dave Schwartz, KARE11
- Chris Hawkey, KFAN 100.3
- Paul Fletcher, Cities 97


- Donate $10 or more to receive an official Minnesota Wild “Fear the Beard” t-shirt (quantities limited)
- Free lunch (hot dog, chips, soda) for the first 250 fans
- Register-to-win tickets for the first Wild home playoff game
- Watch celebrities get clean shaven by the barbers from St. Paul’s legendary Heimie's Haberdashery

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