Jake Odorizzi: During the 2018 season Jake raised money for the Animal Humane Society by pledging fifty dollars for every strikeout he throws. The Twins have also pledged a donation match. Jake and the Minnesota Twins were pleased to present the Animal Humane Society with a check for $12,950, the money raised so far this season through Jake's strikeout fundraiser.
Giving back to the community has been at the foundation of the Twins organization since the team's arrival in Minnesota in 1961. Players and alumni take that commitment to heart, supporting a wide variety of causes across Twins Territory. Wearing a Twins uniform means more than being a ballplayer - it also means joining a tradition of giving that dates back more than 50 years.
Together, current and former players raise more than $1 million a year for charities and causes close to their hearts.
Joe Mauer: "Mauer and Friends Kids Classic" benefiting Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare & "Lanes for Friendship" bowling tournament benefitting the Highland Friendship Club
Kyle Gibson: "Celebrity Fantasy Football League" benefitting Big League Impact and the Twins Community Fund
Bert Blyleven: Parkinson's Research, Stroke Awareness
Rod Carew: American Heart Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Be the Match
Ron Coomer: Miracle League of Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
Ron Gardenhire: ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter; Disabled American Veterans
Kent Hrbek: ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter
Tim Laudner: Minnesota Stroke Association, ALS
Paul Molitor: Starkey Hearing Foundation, Camp Heartland, Friends of St. Paul Baseball, Salvation Army
Tony Oliva: Upper Midwest Youth Baseball/Softball Programs, Batten Disease, Meals on Wheels
Brad Radke: The Brad and Heather Radke Family Foundation, Hennepin County Medical Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, American Cancer Society
Roy Smalley: Pitch In For Baseball
Terry Steinbach: ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter