According to the Movember Foundation, the state of men’s health is in a crisis. On average, across the world, men die six years earlier than women. To help tackle the problem, the Minnesota Wild and Jack Link’s® Protein Snacks are teaming up once again for Movember – a month-long, moustache-growing campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
This year, KFAN 100.3 FM’s Paul Allen and FOX Sports North’s Kevin Gorg will each draft a team of Wild players based on their ability to grow a moustache. The Wild’s Ryan Carter and Matt Dumba will each serve as co-captains. The team that raises the most funds will win Jack Link’s jerky for all team members. Fans are encouraged to donate to support their favorite Wild Mo Bro team. The top fan fundraiser or donor will win:
- Two tickets to Wild’s 7 p.m. game on Saturday, Nov. 28 versus the Dallas Stars at Xcel Energy Center
- The chance to deliver the traditional “Let’s Play Hockey!” cheer at the start of the game
- A meet-and-greet with the winning Wild Mo Bro captain (Carter or Dumba) after the game
- Gift pack from the Minnesota Wild and Jack Link’s
The top fan fundraiser on the losing team will also receive two tickets to the Nov. 28 Wild-Stars game.
“As good as I am at handicapping horses and conducting a solid Wild interview, I’m even better at a good mustache breakdown,” quipped FOX Sports North’s Kevin Gorg. “I look forward to showing off my skills for this tremendous cause!”
KFAN’s Paul Allen responded, “While we respect Kevin Gorg’s handicapping skills on many levels, we choose to keep our draft strategy to ourselves. I have grown facial hair at a high level for many years while seeing Kevin try to grow a very patchy beard. We feel confident our team will represent the charity very well.”
The Wild’s Movember Draft will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 live on air during the “PA Show” on KFAN. To donate and support your favorite Wild Mo Bro team, visit wild.com/movember. Since 2010-11, the Wild has raised more than $55,000 for Movember.
Jack Link’s is excited to help fans feed their wild sides during Movember events by providing samples of jerky for Wild fans at home games on Nov. 5 and Nov. 28.
About Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Every November, the Movember Foundation challenges men to grow and women to support a moustache.
About JACK LINK’S® JERKY – Feed Your Wild Side
Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link’s is the leader in the meat snack category and fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer worldwide. The Jack Link’s brand represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust. Well known for its iconic Messin’ With Sasquatch advertising campaign, Jack Link’s offers more than 100 premium meat snack products at retail outlets in more than 40 countries. Check out JackLinks.com for more information on the brand.