MSE Around the Rink - January 2011Document Transcript
ISSUE 1 • VOLUME 4 • JANUARY 2011Welcome New Partners! Houston Aeros Come to St. Paul The Minnesota Wild has announced that the club’s AmericanSince our August newsletter, the Minnesota Wild would like Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros will host the Peoriato welcome seven new corporate partners to the MSE family Rivermen, top affiliate of the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Feb. 13,for the 2010-2011 season. New to the Minnesota Wild for the 2011. This will be the third time the Aeros will host a game atexciting 10th Anniversary Season are: Xcel Energy Center, with a record of 1-1. The Aero’s/Rivermen showdown will take place at the Xcel Energy Center at 1:00 p.m.T.G.I. Friday’s H&R Block This special game is part of the Minnesota Wild’s 10th Anniversary celebration that will continue throughout the season. The Aeros are currently home teams to four Minnesota natives– Jarod Palmer (Fridley), Chad Rau (Eden Prairie), Nate Prosser (Elk River)Minntech Gander Mountain and Bryce Lampman (Rochester). Minnesota Wild season ticketholders will receive complimentaryHuggies Hostess tickets to the game for each Wild seat they hold. Minnesota Wild Sun Country Airlines season ticketholders will also have the option to purchaseWe are very excited to welcome all seven of these most additional tickets for $10. Reserved seating tickets for the gamerecent members of the team of 18,000!! can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 day of game. To purchase tickets, click here. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m., and Minnesota Wild players will be on hand to sign autographs from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Separate tickets will be needed for the Wild autograph session The Minnesota Wild held its annual Toy Drive, in and are $10, with proceeds partnership with Wells Fargo at the Xcel Energy Center on benefitting the Minnesota Wild Friday, December 3rd. Fans were asked to bring new, Foundation. In addition, there unwrapped toys to gates 1-5 upon entrance to the game. will be a meet and greet with Not only were fans able to bring toys, they were also able Aeros players after the game. to make monetary donations to the Toys for Tots program. Monetary donations were also accepted at all Minnesota Wild games through December 20th, 2010. Hope to see you there! The Toys for Tots effort was very successful. This holiday season, there were 1,500 toys donated along with $2,000. For those fans who donated toys or money, vouchers were given for a buy-one, get-one-free ticket for one future Minnesota Wild home game during the 2010-2011 season. The toys and money donated were distributed to Minnesotan families this holiday season. Thank you for all of your contributions!
Page 2 One in three American mother’s struggle to provide their babies with the diapers they need. In response, Huggies has developed the Every Little Bottom Initiative as a sustainable program to address diaper need in the U.S. and Canada. Working with retail partners, local diaper banks and national organizations, Huggies is determined to draw attention and collect diapers and donations to help alleviate the need. The Minnesota Wild has teamed up with Huggies and all 30 NHL clubs to launch a one month Hockey for Huggies campaign. This program was designed to draw attentionto the Every Little Bottom Initiative, collecting diapers and donations for the cause.The Hockey for Huggies program will be launched on January 28, 2011 during theNHL All-Star Weekend. The Wild will hold a diaper drive at the team’s game onTuesday, Feb. 1 at Xcel Energy Center, with proceeds benefitting The Diaper Drivein Minneapolis. Fans donating a box of diapers or give a monetary donation willreceive a buy one, get one free voucher to an upcoming Wild game. They will alsohave the opportunity to play PLINKO to win great prizes such as game tickets andsigned memorabilia. Monetary donations will also be accepted throughout themonth of February, through a text-to-donate campaign. To donate, simply text“WILD” to 501501 and $5 will instantly be donated to the cause. For moreinformation regarding the Every Little Bottom Initiative, click here.(Pictured above: Susan Burns with husband Brent and daughter Peyton; Jessica Shultz with husband Nick, son Jake and daughter Brooke;both women are the spokespeople for the MN Wild Hockey for Huggies campaign). STOMP Wild About Children March 29 – April 3 The 7th Wild About Children event continued this year as theHow many uses can a matchbox have? Or a garbage can? MN Wild partnered with Morrissey Hospitality Companies andAccording to STOMP, these household items double as first- Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant on December 6th atclass musical instruments. The eight-member troupe uses Pazzaluna in downtown St. Paul. This year’s event raisedeverything but conventional percussion instruments – $115,000 for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Withwooden poles, brooms, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the this year’s total contribution, the Wild About Children has raisedstage with magnificent rhythms. a total of more than $714,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital. The entire Wild roster served as celebrity waiters and traded in their jerseys for aprons to wait on the nearly 200 guests in attendance. The event raised money through several fundraising vehicles, including a silent and a live auction. For more information about this event or to view an exclusive photo gallery, click here. Are you a STOMP fan having seen the troupe before? Well, you’re in luck because they’ve created two new pieces for this tour. Updates include “Paint Cans” and “Donuts,” plus revisions to the favorite piece “Bins.” “Donuts” implements huge tractor-tire inner tubes worn around the waist on a bungee cord. The San FranciscoChronicle declared “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” Come and see for yourself!For tickets or more information, click here or call 651.224.4222.
Page 3This year FOX Sports North, along with the Minnesota Wild, have released details of a full day of consecutive hockeyprogramming of Hockey Day events taking place all across the State of Hockey, presented by Wells Fargo. This is the fifthannual Hockey Day Minnesota, where fans are able to proudly show their love for the game. Hockey Day Minnesota 2011television coverage will include two outdoor boys high school games from Moorhead, an NHL game from Xcel EnergyCenter and a college game from Mariucci Arena. The schedule is as follows: Time Matchups Location 10:00 a.m. Wayzata vs. Roseau Moorhead 1:30 p.m. Moorhead vs. Hill-Murray Moorhead 5:00 p.m. Minnesota vs. Denver Mariucci 8:00 p.m. Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Xcel Energy CenterTelecasts will begin at 9:00 a.m. with anchoring by Dick Bremer, Kevin Gorg, and Ann Carroll live from Moorhead, MN andMike Pomeranz and Tom Chorske from the Xcel Energy Center. Fans will also enjoy Anthony LaPanta, Larry Olimb andDoug Woog announcing from Mariucci Arena. The Wild game will be telecast by Dan Terhaar, Mike Greenlay, RobbyIncmikoski, Marney Gellner and Rob McClanahan as they finish off Hockey Day 2011. FOX Sports North has also startedproduction of various Hockey Day Minnesota features which include: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: A program that revolves around military families and how hockey is involved in their everyday lives. Cullen’s Kids: A charity created by Minnesota Wild player and Moorhead, MN native Matt Cullen, designed to provide financial resources to organizations that support children’s healthcare needs. Dino Ciccarelli: Former North Star player inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 2010.Stay up to date with Hockey Day Minnesota 2011 here.