Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Wild announced on Friday the team will participate in Movember, a month-long initiative to raise awareness about cancers that affect men.
Starting on November 1, Iowa Wild players and staff will grow moustaches to serve as walking billboards for Movember, a month-long initiative to help raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Numerous hockey players and thousands of men around the world become “Mo Bros” by participating in Movember each November. Mo Bros try to “groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery” by raising funds for their efforts alongside the women in their lives, known as “Mo Sistas.” Participants start on Nov. 1 with clean-shaven faces to raise awareness by prompting conversations about the often ignored issue of men’s health.
Fans can donate online at http://us.movember.com/team/1200889 or by stopping at the Fan Relations table on the concourse of Wells Fargo Arena at each Iowa Wild home game. Weekly moustache progress photos and updates will be posted to iowawild.com and the team’s social media channels.
Funds raised in the U.S. support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men, through programs run directly by Movember and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas joined the cause and raised $126.3 million. All funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with Movember’s strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
The Wild remains at home with the Texas Stars on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:05 PM. Friday night, fans may purchase $2.00 ten-ounce beers, presented by 100.3 The Bus. Fans are also encouraged to bring winter hats, gloves and mittens for the team’s clothing drive. Each fan that brings an item to donate will receive a FREE ticket to an upcoming Iowa Wild home game. On Saturday, the first 2,500 fans will receive an Iowa Wild T-Shirt, presented by 97.3 NASH FM. It is also Ladies Night, featuring special promotions catered towards women and a chance to win lunch with Iowa Wild defenseman Corbin Baldwin. Iowa rounds out its five-game homestand on Sunday, Nov. 3 with the Milwaukee Admirals. Fans may purchase the Subway Family Four Pack for the game, which features four tickets, four hot dogs, four hats, four sodas and Subway coupons starting at $44.
Fans may purchase single game tickets multiple ways, either through the team’s website – www.Iowawild.com, Wells Fargo Arena box office or Dahl’s Ticketing. Tickets are available online at www.iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS (32457) or by visiting one of 13 Dahl’s Food Stores locations in the greater Des Moines area, and in Ames. In order to purchase group tickets (10 or more), please call the Iowa Wild ticketing department at 515-564-8700. Fans interested in buying full season, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.