SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the team, in conjunction with the American Red Cross – Twin Cities Area Chapter, will be accepting donations at the Xcel Energy Center during the final four home games this season to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which is assisting people affected by the current floods and winter storms in our area. Red Cross canisters will be located at Guest Services desks throughout the arena, the Community Relations Booth, as well as on the Club and Suite levels beginning tonight when Minnesota hosts Vancouver, and continuing April 3rd vs. Calgary, April 7th vs. Dallas, and April 10th vs. Nashville.
The Wild will be promoting the donation drive on www.wild.com, during game broadcasts on both WCCO Radio and the Wild Radio Network as well as during television broadcasts on KTSC-Channel 45, and inside the Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota Wild has also announced it will make a contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund from the Minnesota Sports and Entertainment Community Giving Fund.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcrosstc.org, call (612) 871-7676, or click here.
The MSE Community Giving Fund is a donor advised fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation. We focus our support on children’s medical related causes, educational initiatives and the growth and development of youth athletics.