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.
Year 10 Opening Night
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Single Game Suites Available