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Minnesota Twins & Captains for Clean Water Partner on Fort Myers Waterway Cleanup this Friday, December 16

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Twins front office staff to visit Fort Myers to assist Captains for Clean Water fishing guides in removing debris from local waterways, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

WHAT: With local waterways filled with debris wrought by Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic devastation, Minnesota Twins front office staff based in Minneapolis and Lee County will partner with fishing guides and staff of local nonprofit Captains for Clean Water for an afternoon of cleanup and recovery efforts near Fort Myers, Florida.

WHEN: Friday, December 16 at 1:15 p.m. ET (please note that Minnesota Twins and Captains for Clean Water personnel will be available for photo opportunities and media interviews prior to boats departing ONLY).

WHERE: 14551 Jonathan Harbour Drive; Fort Myers 33908

WHO: 24 members of the Twins’ Minneapolis- and Fort Myers-based staffs, including club President & CEO Dave St. Peter; Director of Florida Business Operations Mark Weber; player development staff Kevin Morgan, Toby Gardenhire (who was then-High-A Fort Myers’ manager in 2019) and Ryan Smith; and minor league players Michael Helman (who played for Fort Myers in 2019) and Kyle Jones (who pitched for the Mighty Mussels in 2022).

Captains for Clean Water staff, including Capt. Daniel Andrews (Executive Director and Co-founder), Christin Collins (Director of Development) and Cheryl Neal (Development Manager).

MORE: Captains for Clean Water (CFCW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit working since 2016 to restore and protect Florida’s delicate water resources, has established an emergency disaster relief fund to support long-term relief and recovery efforts for Southwest Florida’s people and communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Minnesota Twins are continuing their ongoing support of Southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian. The club has provided the Lee County Sports Complex to house first responders, stage emergency vehicles and distribute more than 1 million meals through World Central Kitchen, while donating $100,000 to five local nonprofits to assist in relief and recovery efforts.

QUOTES:

“Restoring clean and functional waterways is an absolute must in the recovery and revitalization of Southwest Florida, and the Minnesota Twins are proud to play a personal role in the ongoing cleanup effort. We thank Captains for Clean Water for their partnership, and hope that others are inspired to also employ CFCW’s tremendous fishing guides as we all work together to bring relief and healing to this beloved region.” – Dave St. Peter, President & CEO, Minnesota Twins

“Hurricane relief isn’t what our organization was created to do, but since this directly impacts the people that fight with us for clean water, it’s our turn to fight for them. This relief fund allows us to help impacted fishing guides help our impacted communities heal. We’ve had incredible response from organizations and brands nationwide who’ve been able to plug into this program and directly support local jobs, relief, and clean-up efforts after Hurricane Ian. We’re excited to have the Minnesota Twins involved and we look forward to getting them out on the water to get their hands dirty.” – Capt. Daniel Andrews, Executive Director and Co-founder, Captains for Clean Water

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