August 16, 2022

Grant County Herald

Community news from the prairie to the lakes

MN youth baseball clinic to take place in Alexandria Aug. 7

The Minnesota Twins will conduct a free Play Ball! Minnesota youth baseball clinic in Alexandria, MN. The clinic will take place at Alexandria Area High School Softball Complex and will run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In the event of rain, the clinic will be relocated to Discovery Middle School.

Presented by Great River Energy, Play Ball! Minnesota youth clinics are for boys and girls ages 6-12. Participants are required to register for this free clinic at <www.playballmn.com>.

Play Ball! Minnesota instructors will provide all the necessary equipment for the clinic; however, players should bring their gloves.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are available to participants and communities free of charge; funding is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy.

“For more than 60 years, Twins youth clinics have provided baseball instruction to young players in communities throughout Twins Territory,” said Kristin Rortvedt, Executive Director of the Twins Community Fund. “We’re proud to continue this tradition for a new generation of ballplayers.”

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves to promote baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the beginning of the program, more than 800,000 youth have participated in a Twins youth clinic. For a complete 2022 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics schedule, visit <www.playballmn.com>.

Play Ball! Minnesota is an initiative of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. In collaboration with Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations, Play Ball! Minnesota was organized to promote youth baseball and softball in the upper midwest.

Governed by a public board of directors, the Twins Community Fund was chartered as an independent public charity in 1991 with the mission to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball, and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by Target, US Bank, Treasure Island, and Nike.

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides wholesale electric service to 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota. Those member cooperatives distribute electricity to approximately 700,000 member-consumers. With $4 billion in assets, Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation. Learn more at <greatriverenergy.com>.