The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the BCHL, understand that being part of a community means there is a responsibility to not just provide a high-level entertainment option, but to give back in whatever ways they can. Over the years, the contributions from the Wild have been a solid part of the program that the organization takes very seriously.
Nightly activities at Wild home games include 50/50 drawings and the “Chuck-A-Puck” event, which last year alone raised $59,386.50 for numerous community groups and organizations. Special events with live jersey auctions raise significant amounts for groups such as Wellness Place (Pink In The Rink) and the Guns N Hoses Foundation. The Wild conducted a Diaper and Undies Toss to benefit people in need, collecting thousands of items along with cash donations. Over 30 bags were stuffed in the “Stuff-A-Sack” promotion to help area youth in need. Each player donates 100 hours over the course of a season with activities such as reading to children with the “Wild About Learning” program, visiting the local Senior Center, and ringing bells for the Salvation Army. Players also donate time to helping grow the game with the Wenatchee Amateur Hockey Association. Wild Head Coach / GM Bliss Littler estimates the amount of contributions the Wild generate in a given season exceeds $100,000, and well over a million dollars since the franchise’s inception in 2008.
For information on fundraising opportunities for your group or organization, please call the Wild office at 509-888-7825.
The Wild are 2-0-0 to open the 2019-20 season following wins at Merritt and West Kelowna over the weekend. Wenatchee will open the home portion of their schedule this weekend with a pair of games against the Vernon Vipers on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. The weekend will be full of activities and giveaways. Full details are available on the team website.