Welch, MN – The Minnesota Wild recorded their 500th assist of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. The milestone assist, registered by Jordan Greenway on a goal from Marcus Foligno at the 5:15 mark of the third period, brought the total amount donated by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie Island Indian Community to the Minnesota Wild Foundation to $100,000. As part of the Big Assist Program, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie Island Indian Community donated $200 to the Minnesota Wild Foundation in support of diversity in hockey programming for every assist made by a Wild player this season.
The Wild have set team records in a number of offensive categories this season, including assists. Minnesota’s previous record for assists in a season was 446 set in 2016-2017. In total, the Wild have scored a team record of 298 goals through 80 games this season.
Treasure Island and the Prairie Island Indian Community also announced that they will extend the Big Assist Program into the postseason, increasing the amount donated to $300 per assist made by a Wild player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With a 51-22-7 record, the Wild currently have the third best record in the Western Conference.
A partner of the Minnesota Wild for over two decades, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie Island Indian Community have supported the Minnesota Wild Foundation through community giving since its inception in 2009. Through initiatives like the Big Assist Program, the Prairie Island Indian Community has donated over $1 million to the Minnesota Wild Foundation. Since 1994, the Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, has donated over $23 million to many non-profit and community organizations. Treasure Island’s giving supports non-profits that are designated 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With support from Wild players, fans and donors, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Minnesota Wild Foundation has distributed more than $4.6 million in grants to hockey organizations and children’s medical-related charities and has dispersed over $2.4 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program.