PINK IN THE RINK SETS NEW RECORD, RAISING NEARLY $45,000 FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN OF GREATER IOWAFeb 17, 2017
Iowa Wild Partnership Totals Close to $150,000 Over Four Years
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild, in conjunction with Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa®, announced on Friday that Pink in the Rink raised $44,098 for breast cancer research.
With a combination of funds raised from a live game-worn jersey auction, a raffle, ticket sales and chuck-a-puck, this year's Pink in the Rink generated $44,098, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa. This marks the first time that Pink in the Rink has generated over $40,000 – a new event record. The Iowa Wild and Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa partnered to top the $30,000-mark in fundraising in each of the first three Pink in the Rink events.
"This year was truly outstanding and beyond our biggest hopes of what we thought we could generate for breast cancer awareness and research", said Iowa Wild President Todd Frederickson. "Susan G Komen of Greater Iowa is a great partner to work with. For this event to be a success it takes a lot of moving parts, aside from Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa, we could not have done this without our players, sponsors and more importantly, our great fans. Finding a cure remains a top priority and the Wild takes pride in helping raise awareness and funds to support that cause."
In all, the team has now generated close to $150,000 for Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa over the last four years. The live postgame jersey auction was the primary source of funds raised, totaling over $28,225. Forward Teemu Pulkkinen’s jersey produced the top bid at $3,100. Per tradition, the team welcomed over 10,000 fans for the unique and popular event at Wells Fargo Arena held on Feb. 11.
Susan G. Komen of Greater Iowa is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program.
Iowa returns home to play the Cleveland Monsters on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. The first 1,500 fans to arrive receive a Crash bobblehead in celebration of Crash’s birthday, presented by Better Business Bureau and NASH ICON. Following the conclusion of the game, there is a full mascot autograph session, highlighted by Crash, and a postgame skate. Fans may rent skates, benefiting American Heart Association. Subway Combo packs are also available for purchase at the game.
Iowa and Cleveland meet again on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. It is Free Parking Monday (until the IEC lots are full). Fans may bring in a Subway Receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.
The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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