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The Heart of Twins Territory

Player Supported Charities

Joe Mauer at Hope Week 2011 Since the early days of the franchise, Twins greats such as Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva and Rod Carew have defined greatness on the field while stressing the importance of giving back to the community. The Twins Alumni Association helps foster greatness long after a player has retired from the ball field. Many former Twins annually participate in TwinsFest and Autograph Party. Others continue to lend their names, time and money to support specific charities.

Today, current Minnesota Twins players and their families follow the same tradition by selecting and supporting community organizations.

Current players and coaches support these charities/causes:

Joe Mauer: Friends of St. Paul Baseball, Highland Friendship Club, Gillette Children's Specialty HealthCare, TwinsCare

Brian Duensing: Cheerful Givers, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, TwinsCare

Glen Perkins: Cystic Fibrosis, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Strikeout Cancer, TwinsCare

Brian Dozier: Military and veterans, TwinsCare

Jared Burton: TwinsCare

Phil Hughes: TwinsCare

Manager Ron Gardenhire: ALS Association, Veterans-related charities, People Serving People Homeless Shelter

Former players and their charities/causes:

Bert Blyleven: Parkinson's Disease

Ron Coomer: Miracle League of MN

Jim Eisenreich: Tourette's Syndrome

Kent Hrbek: ALS Association, MN Chapter

Harmon Killebrew: Gillette Children's Specialty HealthCare; Harmon Killebrew Foundation, Twins Community Fund; Miracle League of MN

Tim Laudner: Minnesota Stroke Association

Paul Molitor: Camp Heartland

Tony Oliva: Upper Midwest Youth Baseball/Softball Programs; Batten Disease; Meals-on-Wheels

Brad Radke: The Brad and Heather Radke Family Foundation; Hennepin County Medical Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; American Cancer Society

Terry Steinbach: ALS Association, MN Chapter