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Wetterlings Honored At Wild Home Opener

August 24, 2019


STAGE IN ST. PAUL. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT, I AM LIZ COLLIN. JACOB WETTERLING WAS HONORED TONIGHT, THE TEAM HONORED THE WETTERLING FAMILY BEFORE THE GAME WITH JERSEYS THAT DISPLAYED THE NUMBER 11 IN HONOR OF JACOB. JACOB WAS KIDNAPPED FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF ST. JOSEPH 27 YEARS AGO. HIS REMAINS WERE FOUND LAST MONTH. WE WERE AT THE GAME TONIGHT, NICE TO SEE THIS TRIBUTE. Reporter: IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, A LOT OF EXCITEMENT SURROUNDING THE HOME OPENER AND OF COURSE, THE WIND, BUT IT WAS CLEAR THAT SOMETHING MORE THAN THE SPORT BROUGHT EVERYONE TOGETHER. EAGER FANS DELIGHTED IN A BRAND- NEW SEASON, MORE CHANCES TO CHEER AND CHANT. IT IS SO EXCITING. I AM A DIEHARD FAN. GOOD COACHING, NEW DEFENSE, AND A COUPLE OF KEY PLAYERS CAME IN. Reporter: BEFORE THE WILD GAME BEGAN, A REMINDER OF VIRTUES, A BOY WHO PLAYED GOALIE WOULD HAVE WANTED EVERYONE TO HOLD TRUE ON AND OFF THE ICE. HIS FAMILY HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE REACHING OUT SAYING, HOW CAN WE HELP? WHAT CAN WE DO? THEIR MOTTO FOR EVERYBODY IS BE KIND, GENEROUS, BE THOUGHTFUL, BE A GOOD FRIEND. Reporter: DIRECTOR OF THE JACOB WETTERLING RESOURCE CENTER CARRIE CHRISTIANSEN EXPRESS GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF THE WETTERLING FAMILY, SAYING PATTY AND JERRY WELCOME OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS TO KEEP JACOB’S WORLD FOR A BETTER HOPE — JACOB’S HOPE FOR A BETTER WORLD ALIVE. EVEN THE OPPOSING TEAM ALL THE WAY FROM WINNIPEG HONORED TO JACOB, EVERY HELMET ON THE ICE SHOW THE NUMBER 11, AFTER TRAITS JACOB SHOWED IN HIS SHORT 11 YEARS OF LIFE. THE TYPE THAT CAN UNITE RIVALS. THE FOLKS FROM WINNIPEG ARE NOT FROM HERE AND IT PROBABLY IS NOT A STORY THAT HOLDS AS TRUE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MINNESOTA BUT THEIR SUPPORT AND KNOWING THAT THEY ARE IN IT FOR KIDS AND HAVING A GREAT COMMUNITY WHERE KIDS CAN BE SAFE TO PLAY BEYOND THE DRIVEWAY MEANS A LOT. Reporter: ALSO, ZACH PARISI, NUMBER 11 FOR THE WILD, AND HIS WIFE ALICIA MADE AN $11,000 DONATION TO THE JACOB WETTERLING FOUNDATION. HE IS FROM MINNESOTA AND LIKE MANY OF US HAS FELT THE JOURNEY

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