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  • 1. The Minnesota Wild hosted its annual Opening Night Reception, on Thursday, October 14th, 2010. This year’s reception was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Minnesota Wild. Kick-off for the reception included red carpet introductions of 2010-2011 Minnesota Wild players emceed by Kevin Falness. Fans lined up in their red and green as they watched their favorite players make a VIP, entrance before their beloved Wild players took on the Edmonton Oilers. The VIP reception took place in the RiverCentre Rotunda and included a few unique displays and entertainment. A deejay, a video wall showing snapshots of the last ten years and a photo booth kept fans entertained before the game. There was a wide array of hors d’oeuvres including a build your own macaroni and cheese bar, mashed potato spoons, a carving station and signature Wild martini’s for guests to sample before the game. The Minnesota Wild topped off the evening with a 4-2 win over Edmonton. We hope that everyone in attendance had a great time. See you again next year! ISSUE 11 • VOLUME 3 • NOVEMBER 2010 Movember is an annual charity event held during November that encourages men to grow Mo’s (slang for moustache) to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Last season, Nick Schultz was one of the first NHL players to embrace the cause after the father of a close friend developed prostate cancer. Movember benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. The Wild campaign, presented by Sun Country Airlines, started November 1st . Wild players, and some staff , are growing moustaches to help support the cause. The NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program has donated the first $5,000 to Movember’s Minnesota Wild Mo Bros team. Fans can purchase lower level or Treasure Island Resort and Casino club level tickets to any Wild home game from Nov. 17-26 and the team will donate $10 from each ticket to Movember AND enter each buyer into a drawing to win a travel voucher from Sun Country Airlines. The Wild will also take cash donations at each November game. In addition, the Wild has partnered with KARE11 to break a Guinness World Record at the Wild vs. Predators game on Nov. 26, for the LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE WITH MOUSTACHES. The current World Record of 151 “moustachioed men” was established Nov. 28, 2009 by members and fans of the Partick Thistle Football Club in Glasgow, Scotland. The Wild’s World Record attempt will be documented with a photo on the ice of all participants with a real moustache immediately after the Nov. 26 game. For more information or to donate to the Minnesota Wild Mo Bros Team, click here. Movember Year 10 Opening Night
  • 2. Join us for 3 nights in Phoenix, Arizona to watch your team take on the Coyotes. Weekend of February 5—February 8 This weekend includes round-trip commercial airfare, pre-game reception, seats to the game and hotel accommodations at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort hotel. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to the first 170 passengers and starts at just $879/person. Click the black box above to register. Hope to see you there! Minnesota Wild Fantasy Hockey The Minnesota Wild held its first Fantasy Draft on October 19th for corporate partners with a love for fierce competition. Participants had the chance to show off their hockey knowledge in a mock NHL style draft. Each team consisted of two company representatives with 30 teams in total, where they drafted their own line-up consisting of 12 players throughout the NHL. Fantasy Sports which is located in Canada, conducted the draft and provided a light-hearted approach for our partners including a little bantering between teams/companies. Full bragging rights will be determined once the season has ended, along with a trophy for the winning team. After the draft, participants attended the Wild game vs. Vancouver where the Wild put on an impressive show defeating the Canucks 6-2. We encourage all teams to continue to check their standings and remain active in the weekly updates . If you were unable to participate this year, we hope to see you next year. It is a great opportunity to become more involved in the hockey scene and to network with other corporate partners of the Minnesota Wild. Good luck to all teams involved and may the best team win! Participants who have trouble logging in to the website or viewing their information can contact Mackenzie Ludowese at 651-312-3497 or at mludowese@wild.com. Page 2
  • 3. On Thursday, October 28th and Saturday, October 30th, Fuze had a special giveaway night in support of “Hockey Fights Cancer” during the month of October. Fans that made a $5 donation received a pink Wild scarf to wear during the game and to keep warm during the approaching Minnesota winter months. All proceeds during the two nights went to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Minneapolis chapter. The giveaway raised $10,650 for Susan G. Komen which is a generous donation to the Minneapolis Chapter! A special thanks to Coca-Cola and Fuze for their sponsorship in this great giveaway and especially to the fans and employees that made these nights such a huge success!! If you are interested in learning more about the Minneapolis Chapter, click here. Sip & Support Are you looking for a place to host your company holiday party? The perfect place to hold an event this year is to celebrate with the Wild for their 10th Anniversary Season! Other fun ideas include: Family Get-Together Birthday College Reunion Donation to your company charity Cost is $3,000 for a 16 person suite and dates are filling fast! There are also larger suites available if you need to accommodate more people for your event. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jessica Krebs at (651) 602-5708 or jkrebs@wild.com Single Game Suites Available Page 3