12/13/2004 4:04 PM ET
Twins announce Winter Caravan schedule
Host of current and former Twins among those slated to appear; Dodge and your friendly Dodge dealers sponsor annual tour to more than 50 communities in the upper midwest
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins have announced the schedule and cities to be included in their annual Winter Caravan, sponsored by Dodge and Your Friendly Dodge Dealers. The 2005 Dodge Winter Caravan features stops in over 50 communities throughout the Upper Midwest from January 17-20 and January 24-27.
Presented in part by WCCO Radio, the Twins Radio Network, and Fox Sports Net North, the 45th annual Winter Caravan features five teams of current and former players visiting numerous schools, hospitals and Upper Midwest corporations and service clubs during the day with a traditional "hot stove league" program slated for each evening. Each leg will be led by members of the Twins radio/television broadcast team, including John Gordon, Dan Gladden, Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven and Clay Matvick. Each leg will also feature appearances by Twins Sports Inc., President Jerry Bell, Twins President Dave St. Peter, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan, and representatives from the Minnesota Twins.
The players confirmed to appear at each location will be announced in the coming weeks. The list is scheduled to include several current and former Twins greats.
General information on community stops is available below, with specific times and locations within those communities to be announced in the coming weeks on www.twinsbaseball.com. For more information on the 2005 Dodge Winter Caravan, fans should tune into their local Twins Radio Network affiliate. Fans can also visit the Twins website at www.twinsbaseball.com or by phone at (612) 33-TWINS or 1-800-33-TWINS.
Listed below are the cities in the 2005 Dodge Winter Caravan (schedule subject to change).
Monday, January 24: Red Wing, Northfield, Rochester
Tuesday, January 25: Caledonia, LaCrosse, Wis., Winona
Wednesday, January 26: Albert Lea, Mason City, Iowa, Austin
Thursday, January 27: Waseca, LeSueur, Owatonna
Monday, January 17: Wahpeton, N.D., Valley City, N.D., Fargo, N.D.
Tuesday, January 18: Grand Forks, N.D., Devils Lake, N.D., Minot, N.D.
Wednesday, January 19: Bismarck, N.D., Pierre, S.D.
Thursday, January 20: Huron, S.D., Watertown, S.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Monday, January 17: Golden Valley, Aitkin, Duluth
Tuesday, January 18: Mountain Iron, Virginia, Ely, Grand Rapids
Wednesday, January 19: Brainerd, Long Prairie, Bemidji
Thursday, January 20: Fosston, Thief River Falls, Crookston, Detroit Lakes
Monday, January 24: Delano, Little Falls, St. Cloud
Tuesday, January 25: Glenwood, Fergus Falls, Morris, Ortonville
Wednesday, January 26: Benson, Montevideo, Mankato
Thursday, January 27: New Ulm, Windom, Spencer, Iowa
Wednesday, January 26: St. Paul (Hot Stove Dinner)
Thursday, January 27: Dunkers (Mpls), Lakeville, Hutchinson, Willmar