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Wild's Jason Zucker at the State Fair talking hockey and his charity event

Updated: September 02, 2019 11:51 AM

Wild forward Jason Zucker spent Wednesday afternoon at the Minnesota State Fair signing autographs and talking hockey with several fans. Jason and his wife Carly have a big charity event taking place following his time at the fair. It's their Give16Honors event at the Hutton House on Wednesday night, beginning at 6:30pm.

"We're going to honor 16 individuals in the community that are doing amazing things that help us launch the Give16 campaign and bring it to where it is today," said Zucker.

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***To see an extended interview with Jason Zucker, CLICK PLAY ABOVE***

Zucker won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2019, which is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. Jason and his wife Carly raised $1.2 million dollars for the University of Minnesota Mason Children's Hospital for the Zucker family suite and broadcasting studio.

"It's an amazing passion for Carly and I. We love it so much to be a part of it with this great community and to have everyone involved is so much fun. We're excited to bring this to light with the other charities that we support," Zucker added.

The Minnesota Wild have had some changes recently with the organization, with the addition of new general manager Bill Guerin. Zucker said he spoke with Guerin and is excited to see what the future holds for the team this season. He also is looking forward to welcoming back Matt Dumba and Mikko Koivu, who are both coming off injuries from last season.

To find out more on Jason Zucker's charity event, go to www.give16honors.com for more information on how you can contribute.

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