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Wild Promotes Brain Health and Player Saftey with STEM Night

April 7, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Iowa Wild News Release

DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Wild, in conjunction with Des Moines University, proudly announces STEM Night this Friday at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Night is an educational competition between high school science classes/clubs challenging them to develop projects around brain injury awareness and prevention. Students will present information about brain safety and propose ideas which may help limit concussions and promote player safety. The class/club with the best project will win a $1,000 scholarship towards STEM research in a donation between the Wild and the Des Moines University.

The classes/clubs will be set up throughout the concourse of Wells Fargo Arena with the competition running from 3-5 p.m. The displays will remain up throughout the remainder of the evening for fans that attend Friday's 7 p.m. faceoff versus Oklahoma City. Judges for the competition will be comprised of Des Moines University medical students.

"Des Moines University is excited to participate in a collaboration that connects students to real-world medical concepts and encourages creative problem-solving," says Brianne Sanchez, Des Moines University Community Relations Manager.

Iowa continues its four-game home stand against the Texas Stars at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April. 7. It's a Taco Tuesday - presented by Taco Johns, where each fan that comes to the game receives a coupon for a free crispy beef taco from Taco Johns. It's also two-for-one Tuesday, where fans may purchase one attack end ticket and receive a second ticket free, sponsored by Hits 99.9 FM. Also, those who bring in a Subway receipt may purchase a $5 game ticket at the box office.

Iowa hosts the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 9. It's a Throwback Thursday, where fans may purchase popcorn for one dollar, presented by 95 KGGO. Also, those who bring in a Subway receipt may purchase a $5 ticket at the box office. Iowa finishes its home stand against Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10. It's Fan Appreciation night featuring a team poster giveaway to the first 5,000 fans, sponsored by Mercy Medical Center, Prairie Life Fitness, Edwards Printing and MB2 Raceway. The team is also holding a Chuck-a-Duck at Friday's game, where fans may purchase rubber ducks to throw on the ice during intermission. All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Youth Emergency Shelter and Services. It's also STEM Night, where a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who designs the best helmet to reduce concussions for hockey players, presented by Des Moines University. It's also a $2 Beer Night, presented by 100.3 The Bus. Fans may purchase 10-ounce domestic beers for only $2 through the first period of play.

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 1-866-553-2457 or by visiting www.iowaeventscenter.com . 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 2014-15 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center, it runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team's 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com .


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