Since signing with the Minnesota Twins, Carlos Correa has demonstrated an impressive commitment to making an impact on the field as well as in the Minnesota community.
During his time in Minnesota, Carlos quickly established a reputation as a force for good and a fierce advocate for several important causes, but Carlos’ dedication to service began long before his career brought him to the Twins.
Upon their arrival in Minnesota, Carlos and his wife, Daniella, developed a game plan to build on the incredible legacy of impact that they began in Houston through the Correa Family Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit they founded in 2019. The Correas quickly cultivated a relationship with Children’s Minnesota, one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, to make a local impact through the foundation’s two main goals: providing unique experiences to improve the emotional well-being of kids and their families; and offering financial support to help cover the indirect and non-medical costs associated with a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
Carlos’ involvement with Children’s Minnesota has come to life in hospital rooms, at Target Field and in communities across Minnesota. Carlos and Daniella have visited Children’s Minnesota to meet patients receiving inpatient cancer treatment and outpatient care through the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic. Every month, the Correas host two Heroes of the Month at a Twins game to honor pediatric cancer patients who exemplify bravery, hope and outstanding courage. They provide the child and their family with an unforgettable experience of watching batting practice, enjoying the game from the Champions Club and potentially meeting Carlos.
Carlos has inspired youth across Twins Territory to make a difference, too. In 2022, Carlos and his foundation partnered with the Minnetonka Baseball Association for the “Batting Against Childhood Cancer” campaign, which engaged youth baseball players to raise awareness and $50,000 -- matched by the Correas for a total of $100,000 -- to benefit cancer patients at Children’s Minnesota. Since joining the Twins, the Correa Family Foundation has provided powerful financial assistance for more than 50 families to cover essential costs -- like rent, mortgage payments, car repairs, transportation, groceries and extended-stay lodging -- while their children are receiving cancer care at Children’s Minnesota.
Carlos and Daniella have also been instrumental supporters of the Twins Community Fund and its mission to enrich local communities through the game of baseball. The Correas have provided generous financial support to the Twins Community Fund and participated in fundraising events like TwinsFest. In 2023, Carlos partnered with Gray Duck Spirits on a limited-edition bottle featuring collectible Correa baseball cards to benefit the Twins Community Fund. Carlos and Daniella also participate in Twins initiatives like the Twins Week of Service, where Carlos and Daniella supported Every Meal, a local nonprofit fighting child hunger.
Carlos’ impact has reached far beyond the communities where he plays. As part of their mission, Carlos and his foundation support communities affected by emergencies and natural disasters. From bringing essential supplies to Puerto Rico after the 2020 earthquake, to collecting $3 million worth of donated medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, to providing financial support to families affected by the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Carlos and his foundation have stepped up to support local communities during times of immeasurable need.
Not only does Carlos exemplify the legacy of Roberto Clemente as a leader on the field, but he also leads the way in the clubhouse with his firm commitment to giving back. Carlos is a role model for younger players, inspiring others to make an impact beyond baseball. From Target Field and Children’s Minnesota, all the way to his home communities in Texas and Puerto Rico, Carlos demonstrates a remarkable commitment to using his platform to change lives and lift communities in times of need.