Our Supporters

Thank you to our 2019 Event Emcees, Auctioneer and Special Guests!

Jason Zucker
Event Emcee


A native of Las Vegas, Jason Zucker has been part of the Minnesota Wild organization since being drafted by the team in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Currently in his eighth season with the Wild, Zucker has scored 110 goals and tallied 86 assists for 196 points in 377 games played. As of the 2018-2019 season, Zucker’s 110 career goals cement him as the Wild’s fifth all-time leading scorer. Zucker is married to Minneapolis-based radio and television personality Carly Zucker (Aplin). The two have a daughter, Sophia, a son, Hendrix, and a baby girl on the way. The Zucker family resides in Minnesota throughout the season and splits their summers between Nevada and Minnesota. Off the ice, the Zucker family devotes their time and energy to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. During the 2017-2018 season, the Zuckers started the #GIVE16 Campaign to raise awareness and funds for their space, the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Fans, friends and family members came together to raise over $1 million dollars to build the state-of-the-art space where families can relax and forget the real reason they are at the hospital. The ribbon cutting took place Nov. 26, 2018.

Instagram: @jason_zucker16
Twitter: @Jason_Zucker16
Facebook: @JasonZucker016

Carly Zucker
Event Emcee


Carly Zucker is a Twin Cities-based TV and radio personality and social media influencer. She hosts her own show on KFAN called: "Overtime," which focuses on personal stories and charitable endeavors of local professional athletes and members of the community. Overtime is KFAN's first female-led program in a decade. She also appears Tuesday mornings as a weekly guest on KFAN’s “The Power Trip Morning Show.” Additionally, Carly can be seen on Fox Sports North co-hosting a digital segment called “Sports Style.”

Along with her husband, Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker, the couple launched the GIVE16 campaign in 2017 to raise awareness and funds for their space, the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio. With the help of friends, family and fans, the Zuckers raised over $1 million dollars during the 2017-2018 NHL season to open the space at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Instagram: @carly.zucker
Twitter: @CarlyAplin
Facebook: @CarlyZuckerKFAN

Overtime with Carly Zucker: https://kfan.iheart.com/featured/overtime-with-carly-zucker/


Frank Vascellaro
Event Auctioneer
Frank Vascellaro co-anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news Monday through Friday
at WCCO. In 2006, Frank and his wife, Amelia Santaniello, became the first married couple to
co-anchor a daily news program in the Twin Cities. In addition to being an award winning anchor,
Frank is also a Certified Charity Auctioneer.  Frank and Amelia are deeply involved with the community
and frequently serve as the master of ceremonies at some of the Twin Cities premier charity events.
They live in Minneapolis with their three kids and two dogs.

Alicia Lewis
Golf Course Correspondent

Alicia Lewis joined KARE 11 in December of 2014. Alicia can currently be seen on KARE 11 Sunrise. 
She graduated from St. Cloud State University where she wore many hats as a reporter, anchor and
managing editor for the university’s award-winning news station.
Twitter: @AliciaLewisKARE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alicia-Lewis
Matt Peterson
President, UHCCF