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HBF Donates Minnesota Wild Split the Pot Funds to HBF Youth Hockey Hall of Fame Recipient Matt Olson

By HBF Staff, 12/15/21, 10:45AM CST


The Herb Brooks Foundation is pleased to present our winnings to our friend Matt Olson!

The Minnesota Wild Foundation and Xcel Energy Center host an in-arena "Split the Pot" Raffle to benefit local charities, including the Herb Brooks Foundation, at every home game during the Wild season. The Herb Brooks Foundation will be the beneficiary on Thursday, December 16th when the Minnesota Wild takes on the Buffalo Sabres. The Herb Brooks Foundation is donating the winning to our friend Matt Olson. Although they lost in a shootout, the Split the Pot Raffle built up to $15,055.

In 2019, Matt Olson was inducted into the Herb Brooks Youth Hall of Fame Award for his dedication, inspiration, high-moral character and perseverance to the game of hockey. The 25-year-old suffered a spinal cord injury five years ago while playing junior hockey which confined him to a wheelchair. His commitment to the hockey community remains strong. Matt is a true fighter and great friend of the Herb Brooks Foundation. Congrats Matt! 

Anders Lee, Doug Johnson & Ryan Carter inducting Matt Olson into the Herb Brooks Youth Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.

Ryan Cater & Matt Olson, 2019 Herb Brooks Golf Classic

Ryan Cater & Matt Olson, 2018 Annual Herb Brooks Celebrity Golf Classic.

Matt Olson & Jake Guentzel, 2019 Annual Herb Brooks Celebrity Golf Classic.



Date: December 16, 2021

Event:  Wild vs. Sabres

Raffle Beneficiary: Herb Brooks Foundation

Winning ticket: 124976

Type of Ticket: 10 for $10

Total Pot: $15,055

Prize Pot: $7,527.50

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