Give to the Max day drives donations
There are two giving opportunities currently affiliated with the National Sports Center (NSC) ahead of the holidays: A Food and Supplies Drive held at the NSC Super Rink and Give to the Max day—an event that raises money for NSC’s Fund4Play.
Make sure to stop at the main entrance of the Super Rink Wednesday, Nov. 18 for a Food and Supplies Drive hosted by the Minnesota Wild. The hometown team has partnered with local non-profit, ACES, to collect items that will be donated and delivered to 35 Minnesota families just in time for Thanksgiving. ACES has become the favorable nonprofit of choice for Wild defenseman Matt Dumba. Dumba joined ACES as a player representative in 2016. As part of his role as a player representative, Dumba leads educational efforts on behalf of the Minnesota Wild and serves as a role model for ACES’ 900 students in the Twin Cities. The sole mission of ACES is to help reduce the academic achievement gap in the Twin Cities and improve the likelihood of success for underserved students. The Super Rink was one of six locations chosen for the drive that runs from 3-6 p.m.
Similarly, Give to the Max Day begins on Thursday, Nov. 19. Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits across Minnesota, and the National Sports Center would love your support!
All donations go back into the organization through NSC Fund For Play, the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. Fund For Play is dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents and all communities that the NSC reaches. Through youth sports scholarships, campus improvements and creating physical literacy, Fund for Play is an initiative that drives positive programs on campus despite this trying time. $15 provides three athletes with an hour of open field time for training or free play. $50 provides a child of our community a scholarship to participate in a weekend tournament. $100 provides a safe and maintained field space for teams to practice on seasonally. $350 covers the fee of a week-long sport camp experience.
“Give to the Max Day has become the Minnesota giving holiday for the past ten years,” said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. “For 24 hours, thousands of organizations and individuals rally to support amazing and important causes that make Minnesota a great place to live, work and play.”
Your support on Give to the Max Day provides critical operating support that enables us to provide sports programming all year long. Give today at https://www.givemn.org/donate/Nscplay.