ISSUE 10 • VOLUME 3 • OCTOBER 2010
Minnesota Wild Corporate Partner
and Suiteholder Annual Golf Outing
The 10th Annual Corporate Partner and Suiteholder Golf Tournament hosted by Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin
was held on September 15th
, 2010. Sponsors, suiteholders, players, coaches, staff and a few on-the-glass ticket holders were
Even though the tournament was delayed due to a little rain, it didn't stop
attendees from enjoying a day out of the office with the Minnesota Wild. Each
foursome was paired with a Wild Celebrity including coaches Todd Richards and Bob
Mason, players Brent Burns and Guillaume Latendresse and Wild personalities Tom
Reid and Mike Greenlay. Throughout the day, golfers had the opportunity to win
prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, the longest putt or a car for a hole-in-
one. Unfortunately, no one was able to win a new Mercedes Benz from Sears
Imported Autos since a hole-in-one was not achieved but there were several great
attempts! There was not a clear winner of the tournament but we were able to
determine the winner of the foursome photo shoot; Brad Staubitz’s foursome, which
included representatives from Blue Media, All Over Media and Beyond the Yellow
A special thanks to Subway for providing guests with a variety of sandwich choices for lunch and to Anheuser-Busch for the
generous selection of beer throughout the day. We hope to see you again next year!
This year’s Hockey Unplugged schedule kicked off on September
at Two Stooges in Fridley. Anheuser Busch will again
sponsor ten Hockey Unplugged events throughout the season, at
various bars and restaurants throughout the Twin Cities.
Cal Clutterbuck and Kyle Brodziak were our guests of honor and
answered questions and signed autographs during the event.
Prizes were given away throughout the night to lucky fans in
Jimmy’s Food & Drink in Vadnais Heights will host the next
Hockey Unplugged on October 26th
Anheuser-Busch Photo Shoot
On September 14th, a few lucky fans participated in a unique photo opportunity sponsored by
Anheuser-Busch through a special contest featured on the Official Minnesota Wild Facebook
Page. The photo shoot set, located at Sneaky Pete’s in downtown Minneapolis, was created to
resemble a night out for Wild players and will be showcased on a special edition poster.
The photo shoot created a unique opportunity for three fans to meet and greet a select group of players: Mikko Koivu, Andrew
Brunette, Matt Cullen, Nick Schultz, and Niklas Backstrom. Facebook fans were able to register to win an opportunity to assist
with the photo shoot set up, test photos and socialize with the players once they arrived. Of the Facebook winners, one fan
traveled all the way from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to interact with her favorite hockey team. Twitter fans were also
following the event as it was taking place. Fans were asked to tweet about their presence at Sneaky Pete’s and one lucky fan
and her guest were picked for the third and final spot in the meet and greet. The players enjoyed their time meeting the fans
and representing the Minnesota Wild with Anheuser-Busch.
Xcel Energy Center: A Tribute to the Home of Wild Hockey
In honor of the 10th Anniversary season, we are taking an
in-depth look at Xcel Energy Center, the place fans have
called home in the State of Hockey. Featured this month is
the Wells Fargo Jersey Wall. The Wells Fargo Jersey Wall
has been a predominant feature of Xcel Energy Center over
the last few years. The jerseys of approximately 200 high
school hockey teams (almost all of the boys' programs and
about a third of the girls) are on display on the Club Cambria
Executive Suite Level. These pose a striking tribute to high
school hockey in the state and highlight the hosting of both
the annual boys and girls MSHSL tournaments each February
and March in the arena.
As a complement to the high school jersey exhibit, St. Paul Pioneer Press headlines from eighteen selected tournaments are
displayed on eight support pillars that surround the lower level. The exhibit begins with the very first event in 1945 and
includes representations from the second level boys’ tournament as well as the girls’ competition that began in 1995. Take a
peek and find your high school!