We're fortunate again this year to be featured during a Wild game for Disabled Hockey Night. This is the greatest way we can show off our awesome program, spread the word and help our organization grow!
We are looking for volunteers to either help sell game-day programs, man the information table and hand out brochures and answer questions or even skate in a mini game on ice during the 1st intermission.
Here is the email information from Tom:
Subject: Minnesota Disabled Hockey Night - 2015!!!
Minnesota Special Hockey Players and Families: As summer ends, the Hockey Season is getting geared up! One of the highlights of our year is the ability for MN Special Hockey players and families to participate in the MN Disabled Hockey Night at a Wild game in St. Paul. In addition, this night is also a GREAT fund raising opportunity for MN Special Hockey via our support of program sales. We have a couple opportunities for MN Special Hockey players and families to participate and volunteer. All people participating will also get free tickets to this game! PLEASE NOTE that this year the event is on a Sunday!
Date: Sunday, September 27th before 3:00. This time is when everyone must arrive to get into the arena. Late arrivals may miss the opportunity. The game starts at 5:00.
Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN.
What: MN Wild vs. The Winnipeg Jets
What we need:
1 . We are in need of approx. 20 volunteers to sell programs at this event. We need a combination of players and non-players (including adults!). Selling programs is a lot of fun! Once the program selling is completed (around the end of the 1st period), you get to sit down and enjoy the rest of the game!
2. Once again, MN Special Hockey will be showcased via a short exhibition game to be played in between the first and second periods. For this we will need on ice 12 players and 3 coaches.
Next Steps: Please respond back to me if you are interested in volunteering / participating in this GREAT event:
• I need to know if you are interested in volunteering to sell programs at this event and also if you are interested in skating (Players and Coaches) between periods.
• Once all volunteers have been gathered, we will be putting together a list of those that will be skating and those who will be selling programs. Volunteers will be assigned to one or the other, not both thus it is important you designate what you are interested in volunteering for. If you are interested in volunteering for either event (selling programs or skating), please make sure you note that in your response.
• In the event we have more than 12 players wanting to skate, the criteria we will use to select the skaters will be as follows:
a. If they did not skate at this event last year.
b. If they have never skated at this event in prior year
c. Draw names from a hat.
Each volunteer that participates as a program seller at this event will receive a free pass into the arena. Once program sales are concluded (Typically after the first period), program sellers are allowed to find any open seat(s) to take in the rest of the game. Each MSHA Player / Coach that skates in this event will receive one free ticket plus one ticket for an additional family member. As with prior years, we MAY have the opportunity to receive additional tickets. Please also include how many tickets you would ideally like to have for your family. Since this is a early Sunday evening game, extra tickets might be hard to get for family members. Once we have all of the info, we will communicate tickets details.
Please let me know by email by the end of the day, Friday, September 18th, if you can join us for this fun evening at the MN Wild!