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Twins announce First Responders Day07/29/2008 1:44 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for their 2008 First Responders Day presented by the Memorial Blood Center, to honor people who serve their communities not only during tragic events such as the tornado in Hugo or the floods in Iowa and Wisconsin, but each and every day. First Responders Day will be held Sunday, August 3 when the Twins host the Cleveland Indians in a 1:10 p.m. game. Any law enforcement member, firefighter, paramedic, doctor, nurse and other response and recovery worker will be able to purchase tickets for $1 each (maximum of four) at the Tailgate Tent located on the Metrodome Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of game only. Proper identification is required to take advantage of the offer. Fans are invited to spend time on the Qwest Metrodome Plaza prior to the game touring various emergency response vehicles and squads that will be on display. Leading up to First Responders Day, Twins broadcast partner FSN North with a series of local programming initiatives, including a tribute to those involved with the 35W bridge collapse, during First Responders Week July 28 through August 2, 2008. The week-long tribute will consist of a series of human-interest stories specific to the role first responder's play in our community. Throughout the week, viewers will be introduced to a different group of first responders during Twins Live pre and postgame shows. FSN will highlight police officers on Monday, medical/EMT teams on Tuesday, fire fighters on Wednesday and water patrol officials on Thursday. In addition, FSN will broadcast a one-hour special program on Friday, August 1, from the 35 W bridge. And, Saturday the pre and postgame will be broadcast from a neighborhood devastated by the Hugo tornado last month. Please visit www.twinsbaseball.com for complete information about First Responders Day.
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