The Board of Governors Award honors visionary, long-standing relationships that creatively and effectively use corporate, non-profit and broadcast resources to showcase the power of broadcasting to advance a mission or message. The award is presented to a broadcaster, advertiser or company, as well as a non-profit organization, each of whom has contributed to forward a cause.
2009 Recipients: Hockey Day Minnesota Honors the Minnesota National Guard
Fox Sports North, the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota National Guard created a partnership to honor and celebrate soldiers and military families across the state with a special broadcast and hockey game from a war zone during Hockey Day Minnesota on Jan. 17, 2009. Military members from the 148th Fighter Wing based in Duluth and the 834th Aviation Support Battalion based in St. Paul, both stationed in Iraq got a piece of home for the day.
The men and women of the Minnesota National Guard started the fourth annual Hockey Day Minnesota with a floor hockey game from a military base in Balad, Iraq.
Elements of the event included: