MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (March 17, 2010) – Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announced today that Matt Majka, chief operating officer for Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) has been named to the Children’s board of directors. MSE is a regional sports and entertainment company that runs a number of business operations, including the Minnesota Wild.

“We’re very happy to welcome Matt Majka to the Children’s board,” said Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children’s of Minnesota. “We’ve been fortunate to have a great relationship Matt Majka
with the Minnesota Wild over the years and I have had the pleasure of getting to know Matt through Wild events. I know he will bring valuable perspective and great enthusiasm to the board.”

One of Majka’s responsibilities with the Wild is to help the franchise maintain its uniquely strong connection with its fan base. Part of this involves reaching out to the community and supporting the assets that make Minnesota a great place to live. The Wild Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Children’s through the annual Wild About Children dinner, where Wild players serve as waiters for the diners. The Wild also sponsor a teen activity room at the St. Paul hospital, and Wild players regularly visit patients at Children’s.

“Our work with Children’s has been an important way for the Wild to give back to the community,” said Majka. “It has also been rewarding for me on a personal level. Children’s has a great story to tell in this community and as a board member I hope to be able to find additional ways to shine a light on all they do for families.”

Majka is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Kym, live in Wayzata with their two sons, Sam and Nick.

About Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Serving as Minnesota’s children’s hospital since 1924, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has 332 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through more than 14,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children. For more information, visit www.childrensmn.org.