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My Favorite Things Charity Raffle
Twins Wives Organization   •  May 30--June 21, 2008

The Minnesota Twins Wives Organization, in partnership with the Minnesota Twins and the Twins Community Fund, is pleased to announce it will raffle "My Favorite Things" baskets from current Twins players and coaches.

My Favorite Things baskets were created by the wives and significant others of the Twins players and coaches. The baskets feature several of the "favorite things" of their husband or significant other - from music, DVDs and food to games, books and hobbies.

Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket, and will be sold in Twins pro shops, in addition to the concourses, the Metrodome plaza and inside Gate H by Twins wives and volunteers during Twins games from Friday, May 30 through Friday, June 20. Tickets also will be sold at Autograph Party on Saturday, June 21, with the drawings taking place following the Autograph Party's live auction that afternoon. It will be a random drawing with a raffle ticket drawn followed by a player's number. The raffle ticket winner will receive the basket of the player whose number was drawn.

The 19 players and coaches who donated My Favorite Things baskets are Scott Baker, Boof Bonser, Jesse Crain, Michael Cuddyer, Adam Everett, Ron Gardenhire, Matt Guerrier, Jason Kubel, Mike Lamb, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Pat Neshek, Glen Perkins, Nick Punto, Denny Reyes, Juan Rincon, Matt Tolbert, and Jerry White.

The proceeds raised from the "Favorite Things" online auction will be split between the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and charities designated by the Twins Wives Organization.






Scott Baker (P)



Autograph
  • Scott Baker Autographed Ball
  • Scott Baker Autographed Cap
  • Scott Baker Autographed Baseball Card
DVDs
  • Braveheart DVD
Hobbies
  • Leatherman Utility tool
  • Blue Fox complete fishing kit
  • Vinyl jump rope
Music
  • iPod Shuffle
  • $25 iTunes gift certificate
Books
  • "In A Pit With A Lion," by Mark Batterson
Restaurant
  • $25 Olive Garden gift Certificate
  • Jamba Juice gift card
Candy
  • Gourmet jelly beans
  • Dove chocolate covered almonds
  • Lindt Extra Dark chocolate
  • Sour Patch candy





Boof Bonser (P)



Autograph
  • Boof Bonser Autographed Ball
Hobbies
  • Nike Long Distance golf balls
  • Golf tees
DVDs
  • Phillips DVD Player
  • Ron White "You Can't Fix Stupid" DVD
  • Double Jeopardy DVD
  • Jaws DVD
Music
  • iPod Shuffle
  • $30 iTunes gift card
Magazines
  • Hot Rod Magazine
  • Muscle Machine Magazine
  • Road and Track Magazine
Snacks
  • Planter's Cashews
And
  • Basket items come in a rolling Igloo cooler




Jesse Crain (P)



Autograph
  • Jesse Crain Framed Autographed 8x10 Picture
  • Jesse Crain Autographed Baseball Card
Music
  • $15 iTunes Gift Card
Books
  • "One More Day," by Mitch Albom
  • "The Appeal," by John Grisham
Store
  • $25 Best Buy gift certificate
Cologne
  • Gucci cologne
Lip balm
  • Chapstick
Watch
  • Guess Watch
Candy
  • Orbitz gum




Michael Cuddyer (RF)



Autograph
  • Michael Cuddyer Autographed Bat
  • Michael Cuddyer Autographed Baseball Card
  • Sandlot Poster Autographed by Michael Cuddyer, Joe Mauer, and Justin Morneau
Books
  • Vince Flynn Book
  • Morton's Steakhouse Bible cookbook, signed by author
DVDs
  • 24 DVD
Restaurant
  • $25 Coldstone Gift Card
  • Cologne
    • Gucci II: Pour Homme
    Music
  • Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits CD
  • $15 iTunes gift card CD
Candy
  • Skittles
  • Ghiradelli chocolates
Also
  • The Natural Gift Set (Director Cut DVD, NY Knights Baseball Cap, Replica Rob Hobbs Baseball and 5 NY Knights Baseball Cards)




Adam Everett (SS)



Autograph
  • Adam Everett Autographed Ball
  • Adam Everett Autographed Batting Gloves
Food/Candy
  • Doritos
Music
  • iPod shuffle
Hobbies
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Paint brushes
Golf
  • Gold balls
  • Golf ball monogrammer
Books
  • "Innocent Man," by John Grisham
DVDs
  • Ocean's Eleven DVD
  • Ocean's Twelve DVD




Ron Gardenhire (Coach)



Autograph
  • Team Autographed Snow Mobile Helmet
  • Ron Gardenhire Autographed Bobblehead
Hobbies
  • Gallaway Big Bertha Golf Balls
  • Stainless steel 3 pc grill set
  • Rapala Combo Pack
DVDs
  • Blizzard Tour DVD
Candy
  • Whoppers




Matt Guerrier (P)



Autograph
  • Matt Guerrier Autographed Ball
  • Matt Guerrier Autographed Glove
Golf
  • Nike Golf Balls
  • Tees
  • Golf Pen
  • Chipping net
DVDs
  • Lost Season 2 DVD
Games
  • 2 decks of cards
Store
  • Leva gift card
And
  • Beverage tub




Jason Kubel (DH)



Autograph
  • Jason Kubel Autographed Authentic On-Field cap
  • Ty Culver Autographed Green Bay Packers cap
Music
  • iPod Shuffle
  • $25 iTunes Gift Card
  • Bose in-ear headphones
Hobbies
  • Leather photo album




Mike Lamb (3B)



Autograph
  • Mike Lamb Autographed Baseball
Music
  • 4 GB iPod Nano w/ 2 year warranty
  • $50 iTunes Gift Card
DVDs
  • Jack Ryan DVD Series (Hunt for Red October, Clear & Present Danger, Patriot Games)
  • Silence of the Lambs DVD
  • Good Will Hunting DVD
  • Rounders DVD
Game
  • Two crossword puzzle books
  • Sudoku Book
Candy
  • Multiple candy bars




Joe Mauer (C)



Autograph
  • Joe signed a baseball and a Christmas ornament since Christmas is his favorite holiday.
Golf
Joe's Favorite Things basket includes a lot of things he likes to do when he has a day off. You will find:
  • A gift certificate for 2 rounds (18 holes each) plus a golf cart at any of the 4 St. Paul public golf courses
  • 2 sleeves of Nike One golf balls
Restaurant
  • Mancini's gift certificate for 2 (for afterwards)
Fishing
Joe also likes to fish, and his basket is a soft-sided tackle box complete with:
  • Fishing hat
  • Small jigs
  • Lures
  • Baits
  • Bobbers
Included is a box of Shore Lunch fish breading batter mix should you be a successful fisher person.
Restaurant
    In case you and a buddy are not so successful, you can use the:
  • Cosettas' $20 gift certificate
  • Jimmy John's $20 gift certificate
And
  • Joe even included a "Joe Mauer" Rapala fishing lure.




Justin Morneau (1B)



Autograph
  • Justin Morneau Autographed & Framed Scorecard
  • Nick Schultz Autographed Minnesota Wild Baseball Cap
Music
  • iPod
  • $15 iTunes gift card
DVDs
  • ACDC Plug Me In Music DVD
Games
  • 9 game playing set including cribbage (his favorite!)
  • Deck of Phase-1 Playing Cards
Snacks
  • Pringles BBQ chips
  • Beef Jerky
  • Butter Lovers Popcorn
  • Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups
  • Swedish Fish
  • Turtles
  • Orange Tic Tacs
  • A&W soda
  • Orbitz gum
Golf
  • Golf tees
  • Golf balls
Drinks
It's important for an athlete to get their daily vitamins and stay hydrated and alert. Justin couldn't pick just one, so you will find Daily Vitamins, Energy, and Hydration all from:
  • Clearly Canadian
  • Essential Vitamin water
Also
  • Justin Morneau bobblehead
Also
  • All of these items are included in a Reebok duffle bag like the one Justin uses during the off-season for workouts.




Joe Nathan (P)



Autograph
  • Joe Nathan Autographed Ball
  • Joe Nathan Autographed Baseball card (in holder)
Games
  • Bananagrams
Music
  • iPod shuffle
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • Nickelback -- "All The Right Reasons"
DVDs
  • Lost--Complete First Season DVD
Hobbies
  • Sleeve of Pinnacle Gold FX Soft golf balls
Books
  • "Hold Tight," autographed by Harlan Coben
  • Fast n' Easy Crosswords
  • Easy Sudoku
Drink
  • Crown Royal Blended Canadian Whiskey
Restaurant
  • Murray's steak house gift certificate
  • $20 Wendy's gift certificate
Candy
  • Starburst fruit chews




Pat Neshek (P)



Autographed Twins Cards of the Bullpen

Most of Pat's baseball cards are signed. Here are a few of his favorites of the guys in the bullpen.

Topps Baseball Cards

Pat loves to collect baseball and hockey cards.

Pat's Mizuno Glove

Another thing Pat loves to collect is game-used equipment and rare items like gloves and bats. This is a glove he got from Mizuno.

Pat's Twins Hat Worn In His Park Center Commercial

Pat loves unique items like this- the actual Twins hat he wore while filming his commercial back in January. It is signed and inscribed.

$50 Whole Foods Gift Card

Our favorite grocery store is Whole Foods. Pat goes there a lot on roadtrips, too!
Juiceman Juicer

Pat and I have been juicing fresh fruits and veggies for over 5 years now. Pat drinks fresh juices/smoothies 3-6 times a day. We couldn't live without a juicer!!!



Glen Perkins (P)



Autograph
  • Glen Perkins Autographed Ball
  • Glen Perkins Autographed 2007 Baseball Card
Hobbies
  • Gluek Hunting cap
  • Box of fishing tackle
  • Under armor Camo long sleeze shirt (Size L)
  • Camo orange hunting cap
  • Camo gloves
  • Camo stocking cap
  • Minnesota fishing guide
  • Wisconsin fishing guide
Games
  • Monopoly Game Set
Music
  • $15 iTunes gift card
DVDs
  • Ocean's Eleven DVD
  • Grey's Anatomy Season One DVD
Snacks
  • Beef-jerky chew 5 pack
  • Beef-jerky cure & seasoning (pepper flavor & mesquite flavor)
Starbucks
  • Starbucks thermo-cup




Nick Punto (3B)



Autograph
  • Nick Punto Autographed Framed Picture
DVDs
  • Billy Crystal 61 DVD
  • The Natural DVD
  • Field of Dreams DVD
  • I Am Legend DVD
Music
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • iPod shuffle
Games
  • Nintendo DS lite
  • Nintendo Brain Game
Candy
  • Swedish Fish
  • Good n' Plenty
  • Hot Tamales




Denny Reyes (P)



Autograph
  • Denny Reyes Autographed Ball
  • Denny Reyes Autographed Baseball Cap
DVDs
  • Pearl Harbor 60th Anniversary Edition DVD
  • Mysteries of the Deep Complete Box Set DVD
Faith
  • Spanish Bible
Also
  • Denny's basket is constructed using seashells and would be a decorative piece for any household.




Juan Rincon (RP)



Autograph
  • Juan Rincon Autographed Ball
Hobbies
  • 25" tape measure
  • Pair of Cowhide Work Gloves (signed by Juan Rincon)
  • Leatherman service tool
  • Magnetic Torpedo Level
  • Cordless Drill
DVDs
  • Pursuit of Happyness DVD
  • Hotel Rwanda DVD
  • American Gangster DVD
Music
  • iPod Shuffle
  • $30 iTunes gift card
Also
  • Juan's basket is a blank canvas tool box which he has signed.




Matt Tolbert (SS)



Autograph
  • Matt Tolbert Autographed Bat
  • Matt Tolbert Autographed Batting Glove
Music
  • iPod Shuffle
  • $30 iTunes gift card
  • iPod active band
DVDs
  • Braveheart DVD
  • Friday DVD
Games
  • 2 decks of cards
  • Poker chips (in case)
Store
  • McCoys gift card
Also
  • Beerage tub




Jerry White (P)



Autograph
  • Jerry White Autographed Baseball & Baseball Cards that represent his MLB career
DVDs
  • Friday DVD
  • Black Hawk Down DVD
  • The Fast and the Furious DVD
Restaurants
  • $50 PF Chang's gift card.
  • $50 R-U-I.com restaurant gift card
Candy
  • Jordon almonds
  • See's Peanut Brittle
Games
  • Travel Scrabble
  • Deck of Cards
  • Dominoes(double Six)
Hobbies
  • Barbecuing
  • 1965 Chevrolet Malibu model kit
  • Muscle Car magazine from Jerry's own collection