Mar 20, 2017

ADVISORY: MN Wild Celebrate NHL Green Week and Earth Hour

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WHAT: Minnesota Wild will celebrate NHL Green Week and Earth Hour with fan contest, in-game recognition and darkening of exterior sign and marquee.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Wild game – Saturday, March 18 and 8:30-9:30 p.m. – Saturday, March 25 (Earth Hour)

WHERE: Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre campus. 199 W. Kellogg Blvd. Saint Paul, MN 55102

WHY: The Minnesota Wild joins the National Hockey League and its member clubs to celebrate NHL Green Week, showcasing its greening programs and initiatives that are reducing the league's environmental impact, while calling on fans and partners to accelerate a movement toward a healthier planet.

Through a commitment to sustainability, the Wild organization and the venues it manages strive to be a top green destination in the sports, entertainment and events industry. It’s the only complex in the world to be certified by LEED, Green Globes and APEX/ASTM.

DETAILS:

At Wild Game: Fans are encouraged to wear green to the March 18 game in support of NHL Green Week and create a ‘Green Out’, and Wild players will wear green jersey’s.

Twitter Contest: From 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, through the end of the second period, fans can post a photo of themselves wearing green using #NHLGreen and @XcelEnergyCtr for a chance to win a Mikko Koivu autographed green Wild jersey.                      

Earth Hour: From 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 the campus of Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre will participate in the globally-recognized Earth Hour by darkening the venues’ exterior signs and marquees. Additionally, the venues will turn off unnecessary interior lighting and power down computer monitors and electrical equipment.

CONTACT: Kelly Olson (612-483-5685, cell) in Wild Communications to coordinate coverage.

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