(MCGA Executive Director presented Bee Lab representatives Marla Spivak and Dan Cariveau a $5,000 check as part of the festivities)
As part of its season-long partnership with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the St. Paul Saints celebrate the great work of the state’s corn farmers at one game each year. MCGA Night with the Saints this year took place on Aug. 30 during the final home stand of the year for the ball club.
The annual event is a culmination of what is a season of corn-themed fun. During MCGA Night, fans received a free packet of pollinator seeds from MCGA, promoting the state’s corn farmers commitment to pollinator habitat in Minnesota.
For every error committed during Saints games throughout the year, MCGA donated $100 to the University of Minnesota Bee Lab for pollinator research and education. Named the “Aww-Shucks” moment of the game, the promotion raised $5,000 for the Bee Lab, which was presented to Bee Lab representatives on Friday. Bee Lab Professor Dan Cariveau also threw out the first pitch.
In-stadium promotions were also held throughout the game promoting the work of the state’s corn growers.
Overall, it was a great end to what was a terrific season promoting Minnesota’s corn farmers with St. Paul Saints fans, including the introduction of a new promotion and more. For more on the season-long partnership, click here.