Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/9/12
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins organization believes in giving back to the community, which is why the team will take part in its second annual Hope Week, beginning Sunday. Each day for the following week, Twins players, coaches and front office staff will be out in the Twin Cities community, volunteering their time to make a difference, whether it be through raising funds or simply spending a few hours with those less fortunate. The events begin Sunday with Justin Morneau's fourth annual Casino Night, which raises funds for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. "Casino Night was something we kind of built Hope Week around because it had been going on for a while," said Bryan Donaldson, the Twins' director of community affairs. "It's been very successful. Every year, it has grown."The rest of the week will be followed with various activities some of which will be a surprise for the participants. Pitchers Carl Pavano and Nick Blackburn, along with the Twins Wives Organization, will be le...
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