The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the team will host its first-ever Pride Night on Tuesday, March 29 when it hosts the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. The LGBTQ+ community will be highlighted throughout the game, and many of the in-game elements will incorporate the Pride theme:
A special Pride Night ticket package is available that includes an exclusive Minnesota Wild Pride Night t-shirt. A portion of each ticket purchased through this special ticket package will support Twins Cities Pride. The mission of Twin Cities Pride is to empower every LGBTQ+ person to live as their true self. We envision a future where all LGBTQ+ people are valued and celebrated for who they are. For more information visit Twin Cities Pride.
Wild players will wear Pride jerseys during on-ice warmups. The custom warmup jerseys will be signed and auctioned off starting March 29 on the Minnesota Wild Foundation Handbid Auction platform. For more information visit www.wild.com/onlineauctions. The auction will end on Thursday, April 7 at 9 p.m. CT. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wild Foundation and Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program. Children’s Minnesota Gender Health program is an exclusively pediatric, multidisciplinary gender health program, and includes expert physicians in pediatric and adolescent gender health and endocrinology as well as a behavioral health team of psychologists and clinical social work. The Gender Health program provides compassionate and comprehensive care for transgender and gender-diverse youth to help them grow up happy, healthy, safe and strong.
Pride pucks will be used and players will use Pride tape on their sticks during pre-game warm-ups. Pride pucks used during warm-ups will be donated to Twin Cities Pride.
Twin Cities Pride and You Can Play Project will have information tables on the main concourse. Additionally, pieces from the Twin Cities Pride Community Art Show will be displayed on both concourse levels.
Children’s Minnesota Gender Health Program will be the Split the Pot Raffle beneficiary.
Pride merchandise is available now at the Hockey Lodge. Additional Pride items will be available for purchase in the Hockey Lodge on March 29.
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