Blattner Hockey and the Minnesota Warriors Veteran’s Hockey teams will play in a commemorative game raising funds to support the MN Warriors hockey program on Saturday, January 15 at the Bernick’s Ice Arena at the Scheels Athletic Complex in Sartell, Minnesota. The game is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The night starts at 5 p.m. with team welcomes by a Sartell police and fire department escort to the arena. The game starts at 6 p.m. with a performance of the National Anthem by Minnesota Wild singer, John deCausemaker and an honorary puck drop by the current Ms. Woman United States and veteran advocate, Sara Peterson. St. Cloud State University’s men’s hockey public address announcer, Chuck Clausen will call the game. There will also be prizes and raffle items to win including a SCSU gear package, MN Wild hockey tickets, Bauer hockey bags and SCHEEL’s gift cards.
“Blattner is honored to host this event for veterans of the Minnesota Warriors, and to honor and thank them for their service to our country,” said Christine Huston, Director, Marketing Communications at Blattner.
The funds raised will be used to:
- Help expand the MN Warriors program to reach other veterans.
- Help support the newly-created women’s MN Warrior Ice Hockey team.
- Ice rental, travel and lodging costs, plus league fees for MN Warriors Hockey teams who otherwise pay out of their pockets for those expenses.
Many organizations have sponsored this game and made it possible, including the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, ABC Seamless, Hayden-Murphy, Trois Hockey Training and W. Gohman Construction, among others.
About the Minnesota Warriors:
The Minnesota Warriors Hockey team’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education to its participants. The Minnesota Warriors has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for wounded, injured or otherwise disabled veterans of the United States Military, in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program. The program educates, trains, motivates and encourages individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes. It is designed to integrate people with disabilities to promote awareness of their challenges and to encourage team building. The program uses the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability. This helps the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment. Learn more at: www.MNWarriors.com