Shine A Ligh7 is excited to announce they will participate in the first ever Hockey Talks program hosted by the MN Wild as they take on the Vancouver Canucks Thursday, March 24 at 7pm.
Hockey Talks is a program that was inspired by Rick Rypien, a former Vancouver Canucks forward, who tragically lost his battle with mental health issues in 2011. Minnesota is one of 17 NHL teams that are encouraging conversations about mental health and are sharing support and information from leading experts in the hopes of alleviating the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental illness.
Fans can purchase a special Hockey Talks ticket package to the March 24 game which includes admission to a pregame seminar at the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. that will feature guest speakers Clint and Joanie Malarchuk and Chris Hawkey.
Look for the SAL7 table on the concourse where we’ll have a special stress-reliever giveaway!
* Proceeds from the Hockey Talks ticket package will benefit The Ranch Teammates For Life. Located in Sauk Centre, The Ranch’s objective is to serve, love and build up those who suffer from mental illness. The Ranch was the vision of Mark Pavelich, Barry Beck and Mark’s sister, Jean. Barry was a former captain of the New York Rangers and teammate of Mark’s.