Wild Supports Thunder in Contest for Arena Improvements

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Rushmore Thunderdome in Rapid City has made it to the finalist round in Kraft's "Hockeyville" contest. Kraft is giving $150,000 for rink updates to the arena with the most votes. South Dakota is up against Marquette, Michigan's Lakeview Arena for the win. The Rushmore Thunderdome started as a backyard rink, until determined parents built the current facility themselves in 1995. Gillette's Wild hockey league is asking fans across Northeast Wyoming to throw their vote in for Rapid City: "The Thunderdome was built on parent and coach volunteer ONLY," the Wild said on their Facebook page . "Though the rink has come a long way, those of you with youth hockey skaters or know our players that have came to us from South Dakota can tell you that it definitely needs some work." You can vote for the Thunderdome here , and check out Kraft's video about the arena below: EMBED VIDEO #county17 #news *Photo h/t NHPLA // Pitchengine Communities*