ST. CLOUD, MN- Baseball has been an American past time enjoyed by generation to generation, bringing families and communities together for decades and as the autographs change over time, the message stays the same.
With the baseball season over, many St. Cloud residents got a chance to meet and greet Minnesota Twins players Thursday night right here in St. Cloud at the Minnesota Twins 52nd Annual Winter Caravan.
The event was held at the River’s Edge Convention Center for only $6 per adult and free for kids. Fans got to meet Twins Players Ben Revere, Denard Span, Rene Tosoni, and Twins Hall of Famer Tony Oliva.
Twins Outfielder, Denard Span, said, “It’s one of those things where you get the opportunity to give back to the fans. The fans from the smaller cities are the true die hard fans.”
The first 250 Twins fans that came through the doors received a free baseball for the players to sign as well as a ballpark style meal to get ready for the upcoming season at Target Field.
Outfielder Ben Revere said, “I love giving back to the community. Back in Kentucky, I give donations to the homeless, and make donations to the boys and girls club. Making donations to the people who are unfortunate is giving the chance of life.”
Twins players are not only giving back to their community but also gearing up for spring training this March. Denard Span said that most of the players have been back in their hometowns, working out and getting ready for spring training to come.
All of the proceeds made from the Twins Winter Caravan will benefit area youth baseball teams.