Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Section 108 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Suse Miller has written asking for golf help
On Saturday, August 22, Section 108 MN Wild Season Ticket Holders are hosting their 5th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit MN Special Hockey. Last year this tournament donated $10,800 to us. They are asking for our help in a few areas.
1. This year with a challenging economy, they still have golf spots open. If you are interested in golfing, please email Susie Miller for more information (Susie Miller [] ). We can partner you up with others.
2. We are also still in need of raffle prizes. If you have time to hit the streets seeking donations, or if you have connections to obtain raffle prizes please try your best. Attached is a donation letter that you can use. Please feel free to make adjustments you see fit. Make sure to keep their information so we can send out thank you notes for tax purposes. Please contact me if you receive prizes I should pick up, or please mail them to me at 12809 Crooked Lake Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

3. We need volunteers. We are seeking 2-3 families to sell raffle tickets the day of the tournament. This would be from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22. Please let me know if your family is available.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Disabled Hockey Night with the Minnesota Wild - September 24th

The growth of Disabled Hockey in Minnesota has been quite significant the past few years. Several Minnesotans have been able to play hockey because of the efforts of the many volunteers that make Special, Sled, and Stand-up Amputee hockey happen. In spite of everyone’s efforts, there are still many people that could benefit (or know someone that could benefit) from playing Disabled Hockey that aren’t aware of it’s existence.

To help increase awareness for Disabled Hockey, the first ever Disabled Hockey Night with the Minnesota Wild will occur on Thursday, September 24th when the Wild host the St. Louis Blues in a preseason game. Highlights include:
  • Disabled Hockey participants and families will sell game programs before the game and will share in the proceeds of the program sales.
  • Luke Schmitz, veteran of the war in Iraq and member of the Minnesota Sled team, will skate the State of Hockey flag to center ice as the Wild and Blues take the ice.
  • One representative each from Special, Sled, and Stand-Up Amputee will all say Let’s Play Hockey” together to start the game.
  • First intermission – 12 Special /Stand Up Amputee players will play a 3 minute game on the ice. While this is occurring a promotional disabled hockey video will air on the scoreboard. Immediately after the Special Hockey game, Section 108 will make a ceremonial check presentation to Special Hockey. Section 108 is a collection of Wild season ticket holders that sit in section 108 – each year they host a golf tournament and donate proceeds to Special Hockey.
  • Second intermission – 10 Sled players will play a 3 minute game on the ice. The same video will play on the scoreboard during the game.
  • Concourse booth – Disabled Hockey will have a booth set up in the concourse during the game. The booth will be staffed by Disabled Hockey players/families and will feature the National Championship trophy won by the Minnesota Sled team.
  • Public Address announcements – Multiple times during the game, the Wild announcer will read Disabled Hockey promotional announcements and direct people to the concourse booth or if they want to learn more.
  • Other exposure includes: disabled hockey story on, radio interviews during the broadcast, etc.
  • The Wild will be donating several tickets for the participants. They will also be offering a discounted ticket offer for the others that want to attend with a portion of that money donated back to Disabled Hockey.
The exact ticket offer will emailed soon. When you receive it, please forward this offer on to as many people as possible. It would be great to have a large turnout of Minnesota Hockey supporters showing their support for the Disabled Hockey players!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Registration open for 2009-2010

Registration for the 2009-10 MN Special Hockey teams is now open. All registrations are due by October 31st, 2009.