Minnesota Wild

Team_Wild.pngThe Minnesota Wild has supported Defending The Blue Line® from the very beginning in 2009. The Wild has supported DTBL by hosting several events through the years. Defending The Blue Line® would like to thank the Minnesota Wild for all of their continued support through the years.

November 16, 2014 - Minnesota Wild Foundation brings in DTBL team to sell programs at the game.

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November 13, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Minnesota Wild Military Appreciation Night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thomson Reuters once again provided 100 Lower Level tickets to DTBL for the military through DTBL. Autographed camouflage jerseys worn by the players during warm up are being auctioned off at Wild.com/camo.   Watch the video here.

March 3, 2014 - the Minnesota Wild hosted Thomson Reuters Military Appreciation Night to benefit Defending The Blue Line®.  

It was an incredible night! Thank you to everyone at the Minnesota Wild, Thomson Reuters, the service members who participated, and to everyone who came out to support the team, our troops, and DTBL!

Wild Announces Special Military Personnel In Attendance at Military Night Against Calgary.

Watch the whole pre-game ceremony for Military Appreciation Night at Xcel Energy Center for Wild vs Flames.

2014 - Minnesota Wild donated 24 tickets to to DTBL military families for each of their pre-season home games.

June 30, 2014 - The Minnesota Wild was a sponsor during the Celebrity Camo Classic Golf Tournament. Defending The Blue Line® hosted the charity golf tournament to benefit the children of military members so they are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. The tournament was held at The Meadows at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, Minnesota and featured 36 foursomes. Most of these foursomes included a 5th pro hockey or sports player. This was not a traditional golf tournament as each hole featured various military inspired themes in addition to popular tourney contests.

April 2014 - DTBL military kids selling programs at the Minnesota Wild game.


March 3, 2014 - The Minnesota Wild, Thomson Reuters, and Defending The Blue Line® honored the military at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. At the DTBL booth, autographed camo jerseys for the following Minnesota Wild players were for sale with proceeds going to Defending The Blue Line®:

Zach Parise

Mikko Koivu

Ryan Suter

Jason Pominville

Mikael Granlund

February 2014A Day In The Life of Zach Parise! This February episode of Becoming Wild, features MN Wild and DTBL Warrior, Zach Parise. There is a cameo in this video by DTBL President Shane Hudella. Thank you to Zach and the Wild for everything they have done, and continue to do, for military families!

January 11, 2014 - The Minnesota Wild wore custom-designed camouflage jerseys during pre-game warm-ups when it hosted the Colorado Avalanche. These autographed camouflage jerseys were then available in an online auction. Proceeds from the online auction benefitted the Minnesota Wild Foundation and Defending The Blue Line®. DTBL received $10,000. Thank you once again to the Minnesota Wild for their great support.

January 2014 - Defending The Blue Line® teamed up with the Minnesota Wild for an exclusive fundraising opportunity. Help raise money by purchasing discounted tickets to upcoming Wild games. The ticket prices are marked down exclusively for this event, with a portion of each ticket going directly to Defending the Blue Line®.

December 31, 2013 - A large group of military kids and parents joined up to sell programs at the Minnesota Wild game as a fundraiser.


November 11, 2013 - Becoming Wild Webisode - DTBL & NHLPA Clinic
Watch the video presented by Toyota - Becoming Wild follows Nate Prosser at the DTBL & NHLPA hockey clinic for military children.

2013/2014 hockey season - Minnesota Wild donated several tickets to DTBL and it's military families for home games.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013  - The Minnesota Wild once again wore custom-designed camouflage jerseys during pre-game warm-ups when it hosted the Los Angeles Kings at Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota National Guard presened the flag for this game. The jerseys were then once again auctioned off to benefit DTBL and the Minnesota Wild Foundation. More information on the event and the Wild video can be seen here.

March 23, 2013 - Defending The Blue Line® made $7200 in 50/50 raffle ticket sales for military kids druing the Wild game! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this happen and to the MN wild.

October 16, 2012 - Minnesota Wild employees volunteered to come out for a day and help out at the DTBL office. They  were a big help and conducted a complete inventory of our gear, did a tremendous amount of overdue data entry, cleaning, and even repaired/refurbished helmets and other equipment so that it could be handed out to military kids. You can see the video from the Wild here.

July 2012 - The MN Wild features DTBL on their "Becoming Wild" webisode. The video features hilights from the NHL Players Charity Game 2012.  You can see the video here........Look for Becoming Wild 2012: Webisode #7.

February 26, 2012-  The Minnesota Wild Foundation once again partnered with Defending The Blue Line® for the Wild Camouflage Jersey Auction. Each Minnesota Wild player wore a custom-designed camouflage jersey during the pre-game warm-ups. Proceeds from the auction were used to help military kids with their love of hockey. See the 2012 video and see the photos from that night.

January 21, 2012 - During "Skate for the Troops 2", the Hastings, MN Peewee B team won a night in the MN Wild suite for bringing in the most donations as a youth team.

November 27, 2011Minnesota Wild's tribute to Derek Boogaard Night  during which the Wild and the Boogaard Family made a major donation to DTBL.

Februay 2011 - The Wild warmed up wearing camo jerseys that were later auctioned off on NHL.com through an incredible fundraiser for DTBL. See the 2011 video...

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