Twins make sure kids get to see them play

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Minnesota Twins reserve 250 tickets at every Target Field home game for underserved children and families.

The Minnesota Twins reserve 250 tickets at every Target Field home game for underserved children and families.

Thanks to a long-running charitable effort, youngsters who might not otherwise have a chance to attend a Major League Baseball game can watch the Minnesota Twins play at Target Field.

Through TwinsCare Tickets for Kids, an initiative of the Twins Community Fund, 250 tickets are made available to nonprofit groups for every regular season Twins home game, explained Stephanie Johnson, community relations manager with the fund. That’s 20,250 tickets a year.

The program is specifically limited to nonprofit organizations that serve children and families.

Many of those who get to see the Twins play are clients of programs run by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

“Giving back is an important part of we do as the nonprofit arm of the Twins,” Johnson said.

“Getting boys and girls involved in baseball and softball is a goal of the team, and what better way to do that than to spend a night or day at the ballpark.”

Information about the program is available here.

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