The Twins Are America's Team

Thanks to Shelly McKay for this article.

Today, the America's Team organization announced that it has chosen the Minnesota Twins to receive the 2006 America's Team Award for professional baseball. Based on integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship and commitment to the community, the America's Team Award honors American sports teams and their athletes in the achievement of overall excellence.

"The America's Team Award celebrates athletic excellence as well as recognizes team dedication to community development. This year we are honored to give the America's Team Award for professional baseball to the Minnesota Twins," said Bryan Reichel, America's Team president. "The team's commitment to improving the lives of children and their families throughout the upper Midwest is appreciated and admired by many professional athletes and fans."

The award was presented to the Minnesota Twins by Bryan Reichel, president of the America's Team organization.

Other America's Team 2006 Award trophy recipients include: Pittsburgh Steelers (professional football), Florida Gators (men's college basketball), and Maryland Terrapins (women's college basketball).

About America's Team
America's Team is an organization that celebrates the role of good will in athletics and offers recognition for the honest effort put forth by athletes, both on and off of the playing field. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, America's Team honors excellence and commitment in American sports through awards, promotions and community giving. Learn more at www.americasteamusa.com.

About the Minnesota Twins
As the American League 2006 Central Division Champions, the Minnesota Twins are proud to represent the state of Minnesota and the upper Midwest. The Twins commitment to community includes the Twins Community Fund, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through baseball and softball. In addition, the team provides direct support to the community via a variety of in-kind and team resources.