SAINT PAUL, Minn.  The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, H2O for Life, and iHeartRadio, announced today that the team will hold a bottled water drive on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the Minnesota Wild home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring bottled water to aid the American Red Cross with their disaster relief efforts.  

 All fans who make a bottled water donation will receive a 15% discount at The Hockey Lodge retail store. Additionally, the first 500 fans will receive a Water Warrior pen courtesy of H2O for Life. H2O for Life helps teachers and students throughout the United States raise awareness about the global water crisis while taking action to provide funds for a water, sanitation, and hygiene education project for a partner school in the developing world. 

High school hockey players from St. Cloud High School and St. Cloud Cathedral High School will accept donations on Kellogg Boulevard near Gate 1. Fans can make a donation without leaving their car by driving westbound on Kellogg Boulevard and using a special drive-thru lane. Red Cross volunteers will also be accepting cash donations at all five gate locations prior to the game. St. Cloud will play St. Cloud Cathedral in a boy’s high school hockey game as part of the 12th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota presented by Wells Fargo at Lake George in downtown St. Cloud on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m 

Throughout the entire 2017-18 season, Wild fans are invited to bring water from their local lake, pond or rink to Xcel Energy Center as part of the Wild’s “This is Our Ice” campaign. All fans are invited to bring their three-ounce water sample to the Gate 1 lobby entrance immediately inside the skyway entrance to Xcel Energy Center to contribute throughout the season. The water will be filtered between periods and used to help resurface the Xcel Energy Center ice at every Wild home game.  

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