They say behind every man is an amazing woman.... these are the women behind your favorite boys of summer... the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins Wives Organization is a group comprised of the wives or fiancés of Minnesota Twins players and coaches. Each year the Wives Organization works on many ventures that are dedicated to helping families and children in the greater-Minnesota area.
During the 2015 season, the Twins Wives embarked on a few new ventures as well as some good old favorites. Pictured on the right are some of the more than 300 birthday bags that were created to be given to disadvantaged children who might not otherwise be able to receive a birthday gift. Still to come are backpacks filled with school supplies and making blankets for Gillette Children's Hospital.
We also would like to THANK all of you who participated in the raffle and silent auction July 9-12.
DATES TO REMEMBER
In Ballpark Sell Dates: August 14. (Ball 'n a Bag and other times for sale with proceeds to benefit families and children in need). New location behind the Great Clips seats near Gate 34.
Book Drive: Sunday, August 16, prior to game at all gates. The Twins Wives Organization will be collecting books for Tesfa International School. Around 90% of their students are considered low-income, 75% of their students are students of color, and 40% of them speak English as their second language. They have high expectations for every child regardless of race, religion, or economic status. At the moment they have a room designated as a library but lack the books to stock it. Reading is very important to not only their education but their self-esteem. The Twins Wives along with your generosity hope to stock that library. Please bring a new or gently used books to the game on Sunday, August 16. The first 100 people to donate a book will received a $6.00 voucher good for food and beverage purchases at Target Field this year.
If we haven't already convinced you to attend a Twins Wives Event then consider this... the Wives Organization holds fundraisers all year long to benefit causes close to the heart of many in Twins Territory - we want to help those closest to us just like you do. These are normal women - just fun wives and mothers trying to navigate through an extraordinary life and wanting to give back along the way. Come and join us...
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