ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild will square off with Minnesota United FC in a tug-of-war match June 10 as part of the first WCCO-TV Pulling Together event at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul.
The event will pit St. Paul-based organizations against Minneapolis companies in a tug-of-war contest that will stretch across the Mississippi River. To enter, each team must raise $10,000 for Fraser, the largest provider of services for those with autism in the state of Minnesota.
The Wild's team includes Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Matt Majka and FOX Sports North color commentator Mike Greenlay as well as other Wild employees. Other Twin Cities companies participating include the Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis Police, Minneapolis Fire Department, Glam Doll Donuts, Surly Brewing Company and Doomtree on the Minneapolis side, as well as the St. Paul Police, St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul Saints, Minnesota RollerGirls, Bad Weather Brewing and Heiruspecs pulling for Team St. Paul.
Ahead of the event, the Wild must raise $10,000, with all proceeds going directly to Fraser. Fans interested in donating can visit the Wild's donation page. Donors can win an autographed jersey with a donation of $350, a team-signed stick with a gift of $500 or a Wild water bottle with a donation of $25.
Headquartered in Richfield, Fraser supports individuals with autism through rehabilitation, applied behavioral analysis and more. The organization provides lifelong services for individuals of all abilities, including transition services for teens and housing options for adults that range from supported to independent living.