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The Toro Company and Twins team up to rebuild ball fields at West Minnehaha Recreation Center

Fields at West Minnehaha Recreation Center in Saint Paul to be renovated thanks to Toro and the Twins

The Toro Company, the Minnesota Twins and the City of Saint Paul will join forces to renovate and rebuild youth baseball and softball fields in Saint Paul. On Wednesday, October 31st, volunteers from partnering organizations, with additional support from Saint Agnes School and the community, will collaborate to reconstruct West Minnehaha Recreation Center's baseball field and two softball fields in Saint Paul. 

"We are excited about the opportunity to improve the fields at West Minnehaha Recreation Center," said Mike Hahm, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Director. "Through this incredible partnership with the Minnesota Twins and Toro, we will be able to ensure these well-loved, well-used fields elevate the experience in this neighborhood for years to come."

The Toro Company, the Minnesota Twins and the City of Saint Paul will join forces to renovate and rebuild youth baseball and softball fields in Saint Paul. On Wednesday, October 31st, volunteers from partnering organizations, with additional support from Saint Agnes School and the community, will collaborate to reconstruct West Minnehaha Recreation Center's baseball field and two softball fields in Saint Paul. 

"We are excited about the opportunity to improve the fields at West Minnehaha Recreation Center," said Mike Hahm, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Director. "Through this incredible partnership with the Minnesota Twins and Toro, we will be able to ensure these well-loved, well-used fields elevate the experience in this neighborhood for years to come."

The fields are located at 685 West Minnehaha Avenue in Saint Paul at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and West Pierce Butler Route. Toro and the Twins are committed to providing this community with new, high-quality ball fields under professional guidance of the Twins Grounds Crew and Toro Sports Turf Managers. 

Renovation activities for the baseball field will include leveling the playing fields, re-sodding the outfields, laying agri-lime, rebuilding pitching mounds, and other miscellaneous projects. Improvements to the softball fields include leveling the infield and removing and repairing sod.

"The Twins are proud to once again join with our longtime partner Toro to restore the fields at historic West Minnehaha Recreation Center in Saint Paul," Minnesota Twins Senior Director of Community Relations Bryan Donaldson said. "Both organizations are committed to providing safe, quality places for youth to play baseball and softball. The fact that our own employees volunteer their time to personally refurbish the fields is always the highlight of these projects."

Saint Agnes School contributed $10,000 for the field rebuild. In addition, Bloomington-based Toro and the Twins Community Fund together donated $20,000 to the City of Saint Paul for the renovation project. "Every community should have safe fields to enjoy baseball and softball. Toro is proud to partner with the Twins on improving the fields at West Minnehaha Recreation Center. This project provides a unique opportunity for Toro to combine our people and products to provide high-quality playing fields for people of all ages," said Judson McNeil, President of The Toro Foundation.

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