One of the hottest teams in the American League — the Minnesota Twins — know that when we’re all in, we all win.
Several members of the Twins recently announced their All Win pledge, benefiting several incredible foundations. Taylor Rogers, Trevor Hildenberger, Jason Castro, Kyle Gibson, Trevor May, Byron Buxton, Jake Odorizzi and Blake Parker have joined forces for the 2019 Minnesota All Win campaign.
“Growing up, my dream was always to become a professional firefighter and continue the family name in the fire service for a 5th straight generation,” wrote Rogers. “Since becoming a Major League Baseball player prior to that dream, I wanted to give back to the fire fighters in my home state of Colorado and my second home of Minnesota. With the help of the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters (CPFF) and the Minneapolis/St Paul Fire Fighters, I was able to identify a need for mental wellness for first responders – not just financially, but also for awareness. Like our military veterans, it is difficult for these heroes to admit or overcome the stigma of PTSD. More firefighters die from suicide than from the incidents they respond to.”
- Taylor Rogers: $50 per Twins win to the Rogers Family Foundation
- Trevor Hildenberger: $50 per Twins win to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
- Jason Castro & Kyle Gibson: $250 (Jason) and $100 (Kyle) per Twins win to The Sheridan Story
- Trevor May: $50 per Twins win to Children’s Minnesota
- Byron Buxton: $100 per Twins win to the Minnesota Military Family Foundation
- Jake Odorizzi: $50 per Twins win to the Minnesota Humane Society
- Blake Parker: $50 per Twins win to the Pagnozzi Parker Charities
“My brother Felton (who’s faster than me!) serves in the Navy, and I’m honored to dedicate my pledge this season to the Minnesota Military Family Foundation to support the families of military personnel,” Buxton wrote. “The organization provides assistance to active duty, national guard and reserve components across all services who have a financial crisis not supported by existing state or federal programs. MMFF is a community-supported fund and is a 100% volunteer organization.”