Meet the partners of Play Ball! Minnesota.
Baseball and softball are among America's oldest and perhaps most cherished sports traditions, reflecting perfectly the blend of individual excellence, teamwork, sportsmanship and joy at the heart of our national character. Nowhere does the tradition run deeper than Minnesota, where hundreds of programs are available to help youngsters learn the skills and values of the game.
In July 2004, the Minnesota Twins Community Fund joined forces with Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations to establish Play Ball! Minnesota. Organized to promote and improve the games of baseball and softball for Minnesota youth, Play Ball! Minnesota is founded on seven basic principles:
Play Ball! Minnesota Ambassador Brian Raabe has had a very accomplished baseball career as a player, instructor and coach. His success as a player was a result of dedication, hard work and overcoming adversity.