Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker has been committed to University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital since visiting the hospital with his teammates during the 2015 season. Whether Jason and his wife Carly are visiting patients at their bedside or hosting fundraising events like the Hockey Season Kick-Off Party, the Zucker’s dedication to Masonic Children’s Hospital is a true inspiration.
In 2017, the Zucker’s made an initial $160,000 donation and asked the community to join them in raising funds for the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio, a dual-purpose space marrying Jason and Carly’s careers. Carly is a local radio and television personality currently hosting her own show on KFAN, Overtime, focusing on community and charity work of professional athletes. The Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio will include a state-of-the-art broadcast studio and fully outfitted theater. The programming produced in the broadcast studio will range from music request hours to game shows and celebrity visits. The space will also allow children and families to view Minnesota Wild games live in the theater, which will include a ticketed entrance, food and beverage and a large projection screen to simulate the experience of being at a professional hockey game.
In a short seven months, the Zucker’s #GIVE16 campaign brought together the state of Minnesota to raise over $900,000. In order to have continuous programming and special events for patients and families, this season, the Zucker’s are encouraging people to continue to give back and support programming of the space.
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