Last summer (2010), the Twins competed against fourteen other MLB teams for a $200,000 grant from Pepsi. Each of the participating teams had to come up with an idea for how they would spend the money. The Twins’ idea was to build a wheelchair softball field for Courage Center’s two teams. Fans got to vote for the idea and team they liked the best, and the Twins won!
So, on the morning of Saturday, September 24, 2011, there will be a ceremony in Brooklyn Park to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new field. The groundbreaking will be at 9 a.m. at Northwoods Park in Brooklyn Park. It will be Minnesota’s first competitive wheelchair softball field. The field will be the home of Courage Center’s Rolling Twins, the adult wheelchair softball team, and the Jr. Rolling Twins, the youth team. Members of both teams, along with representatives from Courage Center, Brooklyn Park, and Pepsi, will attend the ceremony. Thank you, fans, and Michael Cuddyer, the Twins spokesman for the campaign, for allowing this field to be built! Hope you all can make it to celebrate this great day for Courage Center!
Written by: Sam Graves