The 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 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 donates several tickets to DTBL and it's military families for upcoming games. Apply for those tickets here.
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, 2011 - Minnesota 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...