The Minnesota Wild have teamed up with Let’s Play Hockey and Minnesota Hockey for their seventh annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, but drop-off boxes for equipment will be dispersed throughout the Twin Cities starting Monday, August 31. The boxes will be open to donations until Monday, September 28.
On October 3, the equipment will be donated to hockey associations across Minnesota, in order to give more youth the opportunity to play the game without a financial burden. The event will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.
If you are in the Twin Cities and have extra gear, please donate in order to make the game of hockey more affordable for families. Goalie equipment, hockey sticks and helmets are the most sought out for items, but all equipment is needed. There are many places where you are able to donate; drop off locations in alphabetical order include: Apple Valley Sports Arena, Bielenberg Sports Arena (Woodbury, Minn.), Bloomington Ice Garden, Braemer Arena (Edina, Minn.), Burnsville Ice Center, Delano Sports Arena, Eagan Civic Arena, Hastings Civic Arena, Lakeville Ames Arena, Maple Grove Community Center, Minnetonka Ice Arena, New Hope Ice Arena, One Ten Cycles (Mendota Heights, Minn.), Plymouth Ice Center, Polar Arena (North St. Paul, Minn.), Rogers Activity Center, Rosemount Community Center, Schwan Super Rink (Blaine, Minn.), St. Croix Valley Recreation Center (Stillwater, Minn.), St. Louis Park Recreation Center, Tartan Arena (Oakdale, Minn.), Total Hockey (Burnsville, Edina, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Minn.), Waconia Ice Arena, Westwood Sports (Apple Valley, Minn.) and White Bear Lake Sports Center.
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