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Minnesota Wild to Wear Custom Jerseys November 26 for Native American Heritage Day


Prairie Island Indian Community and Minnesota Wild Foundation Partnership Aims to Support Minnesota Communities

SAINT PAUL, Minn., 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) announced its partnership with the Indian community on Prairie Island to celebrate Native American Heritage Day on Friday November 26 when he welcomes the Winnipeg Jets to 2:30 p.m.

The Prairie Island Indian community and the Minnesota Wild Foundation are teaming up for Native American Heritage Day.

Native American Heritage Day, enacted in 2008, takes place the day after Thanksgiving and honors Native Americans across the country. The day celebrates cultures, traditions and vibrant legacies while recognizing the many contributions of Native Americans.

“Our tribe is proud to be active and engaged in Minnesota, and giving back is at the heart of who we are as the Dakota people, ”says Shelley buck, President of the Prairie Indian Community Tribal Council. “Our partnership with the Wild gives us a platform to share our history and celebrate our culture with the community, which we are honored to do on this national holiday.”

To commemorate Native American Heritage Day, Wild players will wear personalized Native American heritage hockey jerseys during the pre-game warm-up. Designed by members of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino and Wild creative teams, the jerseys pay homage to the Native American community of Minnesota with a specially designed Dakota emblem and writing.

Custom jerseys will be auctioned November 26eDecember 6 on the auction platform of the Minnesota Wild Foundation Handbid Auction. Proceeds generated from the auction will be used to support the Minnesota Wild Foundation. The Wild organization launched the Minnesota Wild Foundation in 2009 to dedicate its unique resources to supporting children’s medical causes and the advancement of youth hockey statewide.

Fans can purchase a special package of Native American Heritage Day tickets, with a portion of ticket sales going to the Lower Phalen Creek Project. T-shirts featuring the specially designed Dakota emblem will be offered to the first 5,000 fans who attend Friday’s game.

“The Minnesota Wild Foundation has a long-standing relationship with the Prairie Island Indian community,” said the executive director of the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Rachel Schuldt. “We are grateful for this partnership which allows us to preserve the great tradition of hockey in our state by helping families afford to play the sport they love and by supporting charities related to children’s medicine.

The Prairie Island Indian community and Treasure Island Resort & Casino are also working this hockey season to support the Big Assist program. For every assist made by Wild players during regular season games, Treasure Island Resort & Casino will donate $ 200 to the Wild Foundation to support diversity in hockey programs. The program will support the removal of all barriers associated with playing hockey by providing scholarships, equipment and access to playing opportunities for young people of diverse backgrounds and by funding opportunities for youth hockey associations. request resources to support diversity, equity and inclusion in their community programs. From November 15, Minnesota has recorded 76 assists in 14 games this season, elevating $ 15,200 for the Sauvage Foundation.

A proud partner of the Minnesota Wild for over two decades, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie Island Indian Community have supported the Minnesota Wild Foundation through community giving since its inception in 2009. Through initiatives such as the Big Program Assist, the Prairie Island Indian Community donated $ 1 million at the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

Images of the jersey and other visuals can be found here.

About the Minnesota Wild Foundation
The 2021-2022 season marks the twelfth season of giving for the Minnesota Wild Foundation. The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support hockey and improve the lives of families in Hockey State. With the support of Wild players, fans and donors, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, is the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for associations of youth hockey across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed over $ 4.6 million in grants to hockey organizations and charities related to children’s medicine and dispersed throughout $ 2.4 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program. Together, we are creating a Great Hockey State. For more information and to donate, visit www.wild.com/foundation or contact us at [email protected] or 651-602-6000. Follow the Minnesota Wild Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About the Treasure Island Resort & Casino
The Indian community of Prairie Island owns and operates the Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac Golf Course and Dakota Station. Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino in the south Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. The property has over 2,200 slot machines, 44 table games, a poker room and a newly renovated 500 seat high stakes bingo room. The 788-room hotel at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, which includes the Wolf Tower, is the second-largest hotel in Minnesota. Additional amenities include The Lagoon indoor water park, Wave Spa, Island Xtreme Bowl, Cyber ​​Quest arcade, Kids Quest daycare, various restaurants, 16,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, indoor congresses and events with 2,800 places, a marina with 137 places, a motorhome park with 95 places and a yacht with 100 passengers. For more information, visit TIcasino.com.


Wild contact: Aaron Sickman (651) 602-6009
Treasure Island contacts: Laudan Fenster (612) 843-2323
Aaron Seehusen (651) 385-2733



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