Minnetonka hockey team has goal of raising $1,000 for JDRF fundraiser

The Minnetonka eighth grade Bantam hockey team raising money for the JDRF One Walk. Photo: Minnetonka Bantam Hockey
The Minnetonka eighth grade Bantam hockey team raising money for the JDRF One Walk.

January 23, 2019 08:30 AM

A Minnetonka eighth grade Bantam hockey team traded ice for service Tuesday night when the team and parents gathered to raise money for diabetes research.

"We are dedicating our hockey season to supporting Dakota Egert who is a Minnetonka eighth grader and has T1D," Coach Mike Woodley said. "We want to assist Team KSTP on the goal of finding a cure. Please help us on our power play!"

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The JDRF One Walk is part of an effort to raise money for Type 1 diabetes research and treatment breakthroughs.

The team has raised over $700 so far as part of their service project. They met Tuesday night after their game at Ike's in Minnetonka, where the restaurant fed the boys and their parents, and gave some of the proceeds to the player's goal of $1,000.

"With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure," the team wrote in a statement. "But there is hope."

The JDRF One Walk takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Mall of America.

Learn more about the event here.

Sign up to walk with Team KSTP, or donate here.

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Rebecca Omastiak & Chris Egert

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