Since 1961, the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club has been a prominent part of the sports landscape in the Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota, and the Upper Midwest. Throughout those five-plus decades, the Twins have been committed to playing competitive baseball, providing affordable family entertainment, and making our community a better place to live. Those are the principles of the Twins Tradition - a mission defined by four words: passion, heart, hustle, and fun.
As we commence a new baseball season, it is my distinct honor to share the 2019 Minnesota Twins Community Report. Please take a moment to review this publication, which provides a "scorecard," so to speak, of the Twins community outreach over the past year and its impact on so many people and neighborhoods across Twins Territory. As you review this report, please take note of the ballclub's obvious connection to children. Baseball, after all, remains a kid's game. With that understanding, the Twins and Twins Community Fund are more committed than ever to engaging kids in new, impactful ways. Moreover, it remains our focus to promote the overall growth of America's pastime by ensuring that every youngster living in Twins Territory has the opportunity to play the games of baseball or softball.
Beyond efforts to grow our game, the Twins remain equally driven to enhance our community via partnerships with hundreds of local nonprofits, recognition of our veterans and active-duty soldiers, a focus on environmental sustainability, and a commitment to inclusion. Moving forward, the Twins organization embraces the opportunity to do more and to reach higher. The franchise enjoys a special relationship with its fans, and therefore accepts an obligation to give back. It's with those understandings in mind that we provide this Community Report with hopes that we can collectively build on these results for seasons to come. I look forward to seeing you at the ballpark soon. Win, Twins!!!
Dave St. Peter