The Wild will participate in Hockey Fights Cancer during the month of October and there are a number of opportunities for fans to join the cause.
The month-long initiative will launch with the Hockey Fights Cancer online auction. The fundraiser runs from October 1 until October 23. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the hematology/oncology program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Through the Hockey Fights Cancer Online Auction, NHL and Minnesota Wild fans will have an opportunity to place bids on exclusive Minnesota Wild autographed memorabilia and "Starry Night" the Terrence Fogarty original oil painting. "Starry Night" was commissioned by the Minnesota Wild and helped celebrate the NHL All-Star Game played at Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 8, 2004. The painting is considered one of the most unique artifacts in All-Star Game history.
Wild Memorabilia includes:
• #15 Dany Heatley
game used/autographed stick
• #10 Devin Setoguchi
game used/autographed stick
• #22 Cal Clutterbuck
game worn/autographed helmet
• #5 Greg Zanon game worn/autographed gloves
• Autographed jerseys from Wild players like team captain, #9 Mikko Koivu
• Autographed game used goal pucks from the 2010-11 NHL Season
Other Auction Opportunities:
• Become the Wild flagbearer on February 28, 2012 when they face off against the Los Angeles Kings. Two lower level tickets included.
• The opportunity to purchase a table at the Minnesota Wild Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Wild About Children on November 21, 2011.
Visit the auction’s webpage here
In addition to the online auction, the Wild will partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for several special events throughout the month, including: sales of Lids for Kids, knit Hockey Fights Cancer hats available for purchase at the Hockey Lodge for $15 that can be donated back to be given out to pediatric cancer patients during hospital visits; and a PJ’s for Patients Drive at the game on October 15 – fans donating new, unworn PJs for kids newborn to 18 years at that game will receive a Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket voucher for a 2011-12 regular season Wild game. Wild players and staff will also make hospital visits in October as part of Hockey Fights Cancer.
Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint initiative by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight and celebrated throughout the month of October each season.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and to improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. The Minnesota Wild Foundation, with help from Wild players, raises money for children’s charities, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations and organizations across the state.