Hiway Federal Credit Union, Minnesota Wild Join Forces to Inspire Youth Hockey Teams…
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hiway Federal Credit Union ST PAUL, Minn. - November 15, 2017 - Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway), the Minnesota Wild and the Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk are partnering to propel youth hockey players towards volunteerism through a new program that will help support kids being treated for complex conditions, rare disorders and traumatic injuries at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids encourages youth hockey teams to use their own creative ideas to raise funds for Gillette Children’s. Teams that raise $500 or more will be qualified to win a one-of-a-kind team party in a suite at the Minnesota Wild – Detroit Red Wings game on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The winning team, selected at random, will also be feted with an exclusive pregame tour of the Xcel Energy Center, meet members of the Minnesota Wild and receive merchandise from the Wild and Hiway.
Dubnyk will serve as the official ambassador of the program.
“The State of Hockey is also the state of community service,” said Hiway Federal Credit Union President and CEO David Boden. “Youth hockey teams know that working hard and working together will give them a great chance to win. We encourage them to put that same effort into supporting kids who may not be able to play the game due to serious conditions or injuries. Not only will they help a great cause, they’ll learn the power and joy that comes with giving.”
“The Minnesota Wild is committed to create a greater state of hockey through our core principles of pride and fire, selflessness, unity and creativity,” said Matt Majka, president of the Minnesota Wild. “I can think of no better program that reflects those ideals than Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids.”
“We are so thankful for the support of Hiway Federal Credit Union, the Minnesota Wild, Devan Dubnyk and youth hockey players in helping to raise money and awareness for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare,” said Dennis Jolley, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Gillette. “Their support on behalf of kids experiencing health challenges will make a real difference right here in Minnesota.”
Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids will run from November 14, 2017 through February 10, 2018. Any youth hockey team that is governed by Minnesota Hockey, the official governing board of youth hockey in the state, is eligible to participate. Details and registration information can be found at www.hockeykids4kids.org.
Participating teams and donors can help spread the word about the campaign via social media using the hashtag #hockeykids4kids.
ABOUT HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Hiway Federal Credit Union, the official credit union of the Minnesota Wild, was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 69,000 members in Minnesota and around the country, registers $1 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. Federally insured by NCUA.
ABOUT GILLETTE CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
Founded in 1897, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, based in St. Paul, MN was the first hospital in the nation for kids who have disabilities. Last year, nearly 25,000 families with children facing such complex medical conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury, trusted Gillette to help their children thrive. Gillette tailors its care model specifically to the needs of its patient and family community so they can achieve their highest potential.