Wild, Blackhawks host online auction for paralyzed MN hockey player

Photo courtesy of Matt Olson's GoFundMe page. 

The Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks are teaming up to raise money for the 20-year-old Isanti, Minn. native who was paralyzed during a game with his junior hockey team last month. 

Matt Olson, a Totino-Grace High School alum, severely injured his spinal cord when he crashed into the boards head first while racing for the puck during a game with the Chicago Cougars, a member of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. 

The Wild and the Blackhawks are auctioning off several one-of-kind items online to help support Olson and his family. The money they raise will benefit the Matt Olson trust fund. 

The auction begins Sunday at 12 p.m. The items up for bid include the chance to travel with one of the teams and locker room meet-and-greets with the players. 

Anyone who does not wish to bid on an auction item but would still like to help Olson and his family can visit their GoFundMe page. 

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