Corn Growers renew partnerships with Minnesota Twins and Saints

MCGA mascot Ted Tassel with Twins mascot TC Bear after Ted threw out the first pitch at a Twins game last summer.

MCGA mascot Ted Tassel with Twins mascot TC Bear after Ted threw out the first pitch at a Twins game last summer.

With spring training in full swing and planting season right around the corner, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is gearing up for another summer of outreach and promotions at Target Field and CHS Field.

The foul poles at CHS Field — the sparkling new home of the St. Paul Saints — will once again feature a corn-themed design that merges our state’s passion for baseball and appreciation of corn farming. Between innings at 25 homes games, the state’s largest game of Corn Toss will be played by two lucky fans.

July 24 will be a special MCGA corn night at CHS Field. The first 1,000 fans will receive a mini-bat and several other corn-themed promotions are set to be featured during the game.

Across the river at Target Field, MCGA is sponsoring a bigger and better version of TWINGO, a game similar to BINGO played Monday-Thursday at all Twins home games. This year, TWINGO will be played through the Twins official digital app, which will increase exposure and participation. TWINGO winners will receive a MN Farm Team T-shirt or mini-bat.

MCGA mascot Ted Tassel will also throw the ceremonial first pitch when the Twins play the World Series champion Kansas City Royals on May 25.

Finally, MCGA is again partnering with popular Twins podcast “Gleeman & the Geek” this spring to give away a 20-game Twins season-ticket package. Go to gleemanandthegeek.com to download the latest episode and get full details on how to win. You can also go to mnfarmteam.com for more info. A winner will be announced on March 25.

All of MCGA’s baseball promotions have a conservation-focused theme. By partnering with the Twins, Saints and “Gleeman & the Geek,” MCGA is able to reach a wide audience of non-farmers in the metro area with information about how corn farmers work to protect water quality, improve soil health and enhance wildlife habitat.

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