The Twins will hold 'Prince Night' in June and give away 'Purple Rain' umbrellas

On Friday, June 16, the Minnesota Twins will hold "Prince Night" at Target Field to honor the late, great musician. Prince, of course, was born and raised in Minneapolis.

"All of us in the Twins organization were deeply saddened by the loss of the late Minneapolis icon Prince," said team president and CEO Dave St. Peter in a statement. "Along with our fans, we look forward to remembering the legacy of a man who brought an international spotlight to our great city."

The Twins will be hosting the Cleveland Indians on June 16. Here are all the details for Prince Night from the team's press release:

  • The first 10,000 fans to Target Field will receive a "Purple Rain" umbrella
    • Immediately following the seventh inning stretch, fans in possession of the Purple Rain umbrella will remain standing and open the umbrella for a special moment in remembrance of Prince.
  • Prince music will be played throughout the ballpark pre-game and in-game.
  • Twins players and staff will wear a special Prince themed T-shirt during batting practice.
    • The T-shirts will be auctioned off at twinsbaseball.com to benefit Achieve Minneapolis for music grants in Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • Students from Minneapolis Public Schools will be singing during the Seventh Inning Stretch.
  • Prince-themed Fireworks will take place following the conclusion of the game between the Twins and Cleveland Indians.

The Twins are also donating $10,000 to Minnesota Public Schools to help students with an interest in music.

Prince passed away last April at age 57.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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