SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild is pleased to announce that during the 2008-2009 Minnesota Wild season the Prairie Island Indian Community will match all dollars raised through the sales of Minnesota Wild game programs. All proceeds raised through the sale of game programs will be donated to Minnesota Hockey and the MSE Community Giving Fund. Minnesota Hockey and MSE Community Giving would like to thank the Prairie Island Indian Community for this generous donation.

“We are excited and grateful for this incredible gift from the Prairie Island people to Minnesota Hockey and the MSE Community Giving Fund,” Wild Director of Community Partnerships Brad Bombardir said. “It will allow for the continued support and growth of the great sport of hockey in the ‘State of Hockey.’ This gift will also continue to strengthen our dedication to the youth of Minnesota through the values and vision of the MSE Community Giving Fund.”

“Minnesota Hockey thanks the Prairie Island Community for their tremendous generosity and support,” Minnesota Hockey Executive Director Mike Snee. “This will benefit youth hockey players throughout the entire state.”

“The Prairie Island Indian Community is proud to support Minnesota Hockey and the MSE Community Giving Fund,” Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council President Ron Johnson said. “Supporting youth activities and development are very important to the tribe.”

“The Prairie Island Indian Community has a strong history of giving,” Treasure Island General Manager Allan Kronberg explained. “Since 1994, the tribe and casino have donated over $15 million to non-profit and civic organizations.”
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