Tauros Partner With the Community

The Minot Minotauros, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to provide details of a number of their local partnership projects aimed at “Giving Back” to the community.

Most recently a donation of $818 to Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports by the Circle of Friends group at Erik Ramstad Middle School. The group and the Minotauros participated in an exciting game of floor hockey that raised the funds to purchase another sled that will put another Prairie Grit team member on the ice.

“Our goal is to give back to the community that gives so much to us!” said Nigel Dube, the team’s Community Liaison and Assistant Coach, “In any way that fosters a connection between our community and the Team, that becomes mutually rewarding”.  A great example of such a program that continues to grow annually is the Building the Future project. Our players go into local school classrooms on a weekly basis to participate in reading and physical activity programs.

“We enjoy getting out to the classrooms and being active in the community, it is also very cool to see so many young students reaching their reading and physical activity goals,” explains second year Assistant Captain Tyler Jeanson.

The two new initiatives to the Minotauros’ Community programs differ in fashion, but will also see funds going back to local charitable organizations:

A-1 Evans Septic Services Scoring Goals for a Cause

For every goal the Minotauros score at home for the remainder of the season and in playoffs A-1 Evans Septic Services will be donating $10 to 2nd Story.

2nd  Story is a social club for adults with developmental disabilities.  It offers its members an opportunity to participate in social, educational and recreational activities, to acquire basic social skills, and to provides experiences that promote independence and self-sufficiency so they may better integrate into the community.

In addition, the Tauros will be donating tickets to 2nd Story so members are able to enjoy games. “When I met with Reid and Cole they were excited to get on board with this great cause, they are a very community-minded business and we agreed it would be a fun way to give back to the community!” said Dube. The growing total will be on display for each of the Tauros remaining home games starting February 10th when the Brookings Blizzard come to town with puck drop at 8:05 PM at the Pepsi Rink in the Maysa Arena.

Tuesday with the Tauros at High Air Grounds

On 4 dates in the next month hockey fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite Tauro players and enjoy a chance to bounce with them at the High Air Grounds trampoline park in Minot. From 5-7 PM each evening, a different group of players will be bouncing with fans with a portion of the proceeds going to Companions for Children.

Companions for Children provides hundreds of children with volunteer mentors. These mentors serve as role models to help youth through challenging and crucial times in their lives. “This is an organization I have a personal connection with and wanted to help out; the crew at High Air grounds did not hesitate at all to get on board with us” offered Dube.

The Tauros have also donated tickets to Companion for Children for mentor and mentees to attend games.

The first Tuesday night will start tomorrow night February 7, with players and Tank in attendance ready to catch some air. The remaining Tuesday’s will be February 21, 28 and March 7th.

The Minot Minotauros are proud to be a part of the community in Minot and surrounding areas. Without the city, fans, and partners the Tauros would not have the privilege of bringing entertainment to the area. “We truly are fortunate to have our fans, sponsors, partnerships, and a city that believes in what we do on a weekly basis. Without all their support we would not exist! Our players enjoy connecting with the community and participating in the various give back projects. We are truly thankful for all their ongoing support” said Dube.

The Minotauros will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at the Pepsi Rink when the Brookings Blizzard and Minnesota Wilderness are in town. Friday puck drop is at 8:05 pm and Saturday’s contest starts at 7:35 pm. For more information on community appearances and programs please contact Nigel Dube at ndube@minotauroshockey.com.