Babes Love Charity Events

A Major League Baseball player's job isn't always to hit a fastball out of the park, or make a spectacular game saving catch. Some of their best work is done outside of the ballpark. Many players get involved with charities and community events, and they don't get nearly enough credit for doing so. That being said, Babes Love Baseball would like to tell you about - and commend - Denard Span and Orlando Hudson from the Minnesota Twins, along with Friends of St. Paul Baseball, for the upcoming "Twins & Pins Bowling Classic."

The folks who brought you the Mauer Golf Tournament and the Molitor Golf Classic are doing it again, this time they're hoping for lots of strikes - on the bowling lanes. Hosted by Orlando Hudson and Denard Span, members of the Minnesota Twins are signing up to participate in the Twins & Pins Bowling Classic to raise money for charity, and you can join them. The Classic will be on Thursday, July 29th at 7pm at the Brunswick Zone XL in Brooklyn Park, MN, and there are still spots open for you to participate as well.

As of this afternoon, the players expected to participate along side of Span and Hudson are: the ever versatile Michael Cuddyer, Man Muscles (and BLB's one true love) Joe Mauer, one of our personal favorite players of all time Jim Thome, pitcher Jesse Crain, pitcher Ron Mahay, former BLB interviewee and beloved stuck-on-the-DL closer Joe Nathan, our favorite head first slider Nick Punto, and the 30-pounds-lighter Delmon Young. Also on the roster? Twins great and Hall-of-Famer Harmon Killebrew and Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer. You know you want to shell out the money and play along with these guys. And, you can feel good about doing it too, as it goes to three very deserving charities. Sooze and I will be there covering the event for you, our faithful readers, and we'd love it if you came with us!

A variety of single and team packages are available for those who would like to participate, with entrance fees ranging from $300 to $5000. All packages include personalized bowling shirts, gift bags, team photos, guest passes, and complimentary food and beverages. Every dollar raised will go to the benefit of children within Twins Territory.

*** UPDATE!! *** You can now attend this as a spectator (just no bowling). You're allowed to bring your camera.. maybe chat up one of the guys on the way to the bathroom. Sweet deal! And remember, it goes to the kids.

The non-profit organizations benefitting from the event are The Friends of St. Paul Baseball, The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), and Curing Autism Through Change and Hope (C.A.T.C.H.) - a group founded by Hudson.

The Friends of St. Paul Baseball is to enhance the opportunity for participation in the game of baseball within the city of St. Paul through updates and enhancements of existing baseball fields, capital improvements, on-going operational support, and the construction of additional baseball facilities.

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), founded in 1971, exists to enhance the lives of individuals with Autism spectrum disorders. AuSM seeks to realize its mission through education, support, collaboration, and advocacy for individuals and their families within their community.

The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation (Curing Autism Through Change and Hope) was created by Orlando Hudson in 2008 after a lifetime of experiences with students on the Autism spectrum. C.A.T.C.H. provides resources and a support system for youth coping with Autism.

If you want to register for the event, or to learn more about the Friends of St. Paul Baseball, visit the event's website at http://www.twinsandpins.com/ or call 651-343-4239 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 651-343-4239 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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Jackie MN said...

This looks like a great time, my husband and I are going to go!