“It was great to see others follow suit and support us,” Zucker said. “It shows how great the community is in Minnesota and just how everybody rallied behind us and had fun doing it. It really goes a long way. We wouldn’t have been able to do anything that we did without the community.”
The Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio features a state-of-the-art broadcast studio and theater where children and families can view Minnesota Wild games. The theater also features a ticketed entrance with food, beverages and a large projection screen, similar to a private suite at Xcel Energy Center. Staff members and patients can produce programming at the studio, which includes music, game shows and celebrity visits.
“We’re very proud,” Zucker said. “They did a wonderful job building it and designing the space. It’s phenomenal and exceeded our expectations.”
Zucker was most excited to see the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio combine his hockey career with his wife’s broadcast profession, while also giving back to the community at a place that has been instrumental to them both.
“I think sometimes the hockey side gets blown up a little bit more than it should,” Zucker said. “It’s nice to be able to pull her side into it because she works very hard and does a great job in her career. It’s nice to have her as part of that as well.”
It’s all part of Jason and Carly Zucker’s willingness and commitment not just to the Wild, but also to give back to the Minnesota community.
“It’s very important,” Zucker said. “I think it’s something my wife and I take a lot of pride in. We’ve loved the work that we’ve done and I think it’s a very big and important part of our lives.”
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