Minnesota Wild Camouflage Jersey Online Auction


Minnesota Wild Camouflage Jersey Online Auction to benefit Defending The Blue Line® and the Minnesota Wild Foundation is going on now through November 23, 2014. Watch the video here.

Wild Camo jersey auction

On November 13, 2014 the Minnesota Wild players wore camo jerseys for  warm ups before the game. The jerseys were then autographed by the respective players.  You can bid on the jerseys now at Wild.com/Camo

The Minnesota Wild Military Appreciation Night was sponsored by Thomson Reuters  at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thomson Reuters once again provided 100 Lower Level tickets to DTBL for military families.. Defending The Blue Line® set up a booth at the game and brought in two teams of 8 (7 skaters 1 goalie) for a total of 16 kids on the ice during intermission to scrimmage.

Defending The Blue Line ® has events happening all over the nation.  Check out the current ones on the website.  Organizations, schools, universities, businesses, NHL teams, NHL players, and individuals are helping DTBL raise money to help the military kids play hockey. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

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Military Appreciation Nights at Upcoming NHL Games


Military Appreciation Nights at Upcoming NHL Games

DTBL military nights

Join Defending The Blue Line® at the following military appreciation nights. Special deals or free tickets may be available by clicking the links for the games below:

Dallas Stars Military Night – Dallas, Texas – November 4, 2014  

Anaheim Ducks Military Appreciation Night – Anaheim, California – November 9, 2014

New Jersey Devils Military Appreciation Night – Newark, NJ – November 11, 2014

DTBL is also working with several NHL teams and players to provide free tickets to military families for home games. These tickets come in packages of 2 or 4 when available, so that family members can also attend. Take a look at the games that are offered.

Our mission at Defending The Blue Line ® (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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Help DTBL Win $20,000 During Give To The Max Day


Help DTBL Win $20,000 During Give To The Max Day

Defending The Blue Line® may have it’s headquarters in Minnesota but DTBL helps military children play hockey throughout the entire Nation and Canada by providing free hockey equipment, association grants, hockey camps, and NHL game tickets.

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 13, 2014, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives

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Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $2,000. How? On November 13, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $2,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $2,000!

Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation made on GiveMN.org will be randomly selected to receive a $20,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket.

The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org on November 13th, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $20,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $20,000!

 

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Burnzie’s Buzzcut for Charity


Burnzie’s Buzzcut for Charity

Burnzies buzzcut for charity

In 2013, Brent Burns raised money for Defending the Blue Line and the Katie Moore Foundation when he got a buzz cut and shaved his beard. During the month of October the Sharks Foundation accepted donations with the goal of raising $5,000 for each of the charities. The total amount raised was over $23,000.

Burnzie is doing it again and there are still a few days left for you to donate. On Monday, November 3rd Brent hopes to have raised a lot of money for three non-profits close to his heart: Defending the Blue Line, the Katie Moore Foundation, and the San Francisco Zoo. Brent will shave his head and beard.

The Sharks Foundation will be accepting donations through November 1st with the goal of raising $5,000 for each of these worthwhile charities. The top 10 donors will have the chance to witness Burnzie’s Buzzcut in person and take photos with Brent afterward.

 

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Defending The Blue Line October 2014 Newsletter


Defending The Blue Line® October 2014 Newsletter

Click here  to read the entire October 2014 Powerplay Press newsletter!

DTBL Octobor 2015 Newsletter

Defending The Blue Line® newsletter, Powerplay Press, comes out 3-5 times a year. This is a way for our supporters to get caught up on what is happening right now with the organization. Click on a date below to open a PDF newsletter.

2014

February 2014 – Powerplay Press

May 2014 – Powerplay Press

October 2014 – Powerplay Press

2013

January 2013 – Powerplay Press

June 2013 – Monthly Chirps

July 2013 – Powerplay Press

September 2013 – Powerplay Press

December 2013 – Powerplay Press

2012

January 2012

July 2012

September 2012

October 2012

2011

May 2011

November 2011

December 2011

2010

July 2010

November 2010

Our mission at Defending The Blue Line ® (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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Wild Live Fox Sports Broadcast and Equipment Drive at Mall of America


Wild Live Fox Sports Broadcast and Equipment Drive at Mall of America

Fox Sports live and equipment drive for DTBL

Fox Sports and Defending the Blue Line will join together to host a Minnesota Wild live broadcast and equipment drive to help military kids play hockey. The drive will be located on the rotunda at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on October 27, 2014 from 4-8pm. Bring in your new or gently used hockey equipment to be donated to military kids through Defending The Blue Line®.

Defending The Blue Line ® has events happening all over the nation.  Check out the current ones on the website.  Organizations, schools, universities, businesses, NHL teams, NHL players, and individuals are helping DTBL raise money to help the military kids play hockey. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

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Levi’s Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project


Levi’s Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project

The Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, Arizona will be having their Health Advocacy Fair on October 16 2014 from 10:15 am – 12:30 pm. Levi Folker has chosen Defending The Blue Line® for his project. During the event Levi will be selling hockey cards as a fundraiser for to help the military kids play hockey.

Levi health advocacy bd Levi's Defending The Blue Line Health Advocacy Project

Children from all over the nation are putting on fundraisers for Defending The Blue Line ®. If you have an event or fundraiser that you would like to put on to help the military kids with their dreams of playing hockey, contact Shane@defendingtheblueline.com.

Our mission at Defending The Blue Line ® (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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NC State and the ACCHL Honor Stephen Russell With Memorial Tournament


NC State and the ACCHL Honor Stephen Russell With Memorial Tournament

NC State University and the ACCHL (Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League) are joining forces for the Stephen Russell ACC Kick-Off Tournament, which is set for October 10-13, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State’s hockey club, along with Stephen’s family, have sponsored a memorial tournament every year since the passing of the former goalie in 2009.

The event honoring Stephen is taking place at Raleigh Center Ice and Raleigh IcePlex and will be a charity event raising money for Defending The Blue Line and USA Warriors Ice Hockey.

Russell

Read Caitlyn Hawkins article about Steven Russell and the memorial event. 

Defending The Blue Line ® has events happening all over the nation.  Check out the current ones on the website.  Organizations, schools, universities, businesses, NHL teams, NHL players, and individuals are helping DTBL raise money to help the military kids play hockey. We have even had many children in the nation step forward with equipment drives, donations from birthdays, donations from bar mitzvah’s, bake sales, and even lemonade stands.  Defending The Blue Line ® is very honored to have all of this support from everyone. Thank you for helping DTBL support military children.

 

 

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Team DTBL Running Twin Cities Marathon


Team DTBL Running Twin Cities Marathon. For the third year in a row, Josh Petzel, will lead Team DTBL through a successful fundraiser and run for Defending The Blue Line® and the military kids it supports. Donate $30+ and receive a free DTBL/Marathon tee shirt.

Twin Cities Marathon for Defending The Blue Line

Defending The Blue Line® has once again been accepted as a Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Charity Partner for the  33rd Annual run on October 5, 2014 from Minneapolis to Saint Paul, Minnesota. DTBL contact is Josh Petzel, JoshuaP@the-local.com.  In 2013, Josh headed up a campaign with 15 other runners to help the military kids play hockey. They raised over $20,000 to help military kids play hockey.

Donate in honor of a TC Marathon runner below. Click on a name to donate:

Amy Westendorp

Anthony Girolami

Brad Preuss

Dave Janssen

David Gassoway

Fawn Moats

Heather Rank

Jeff Schlueter

Jenny Petzel

Josh Petzel

Michael Benson

Scott Kostohryz

Tony Westendorp

In honor of the entire Team DTBL

 

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Seth Appert Running Adirondack Marathon in Memory of Soldier


Seth Appert Running Adirondack Marathon in Memory of Soldier. The Adirondack Marathon takes place in Schroon Lake, New York, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Seth Appert will be running in the Adirondack Marathon as a fundraiser for Defending The Blue Line® in memory of Richard Curadi, a soldier with 32 years in the Marines and Army. Seth is the head men’s hockey coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.

The commemorative military challenge coin pictured below, in memory of CW4 Richard Curadi, will be given to every donor making a donation of $26.20 or more for Seth’s run in the Adirondack Marathon. (The $26.20 represents the 26.2 mile marathon.) The intricately designed coins include a Chinook helicopter on the back side. The coins each have their own serial number.

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Give $26.20 to receive coin in memory of Richard Curadi

Give $26.20 or more to receive coin in memory of Richard Curadi

“It is an honor to continue our work with Defending The Blue Line. Senior Assistant Captain Luke Curadi started our involvement with the charity 15 months ago and our relationship has grown stronger ever since. I am humbled to run the Adirondack Marathon in honor of Rich Curadi while continuing the RPI Hockey Family mission of providing hockey opportunities to military families.” – Seth Appert

 

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