Voyageurs National Park Celebrates 40th Birthday at Target Field

America’s favorite pastime and best idea: baseball and national parks.  photo 2(1)On April 19th, Minnesota Twins fans and National Park supporters cheered the Twins to a victory over the Cleveland Indians and celebrated Voyageurs National Park’s 40th birthday.

Over 65 Voyageurs supporters celebrated in a group section of the US Bank Home Run Porch. $4 per each group ticket was donated back to Voyageurs National Park Association to support the National Park Teen Ambassador program.

Voyageurs National Park was honored during a special pre-game moment with a park ranger on the field and a new video debuted on the scoreboard.

Justin Olson, Interpretive Ranger for Voyageurs National Park, was on hand to help answer questions about Minnesota’s largest national park and hand out Junior Ranger books to younger Twins fans.

“I love attending events like this, where many people may not have heard of Voyageurs. It is a great opportunity for me to help a whole new audience find their park,” commented Olson.

Voyageurs National Park Association helped organize the event with the Minnesota Twins.

“We are grateful to the Minnesota Twins for this opportunity to celebrate Voyageurs National Park’s 40th anniversary. It’s important to help promote our amazing national park to new visitors and future environmental stewards of all ages. We can bring our park to new audiences – even at a baseball game,” said Christina Hausman, Executive Director of Voyageurs National Park Association.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Voyageurs National Park Association would like to thank their 2015 event sponsors:

Boise Paper Public Lands Every Day, A National Environmental Education Foundation Program Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau Minnesota Twins Northern Lights Resort & Outfitting Arrowhead Lodge & Resort Ash Trail Lodge BWN Music The Christensen Group Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. Duluth Pack The Fistler Group Garland’s Inc. go360media Kabetogama Lake Association Lindquist & Vennum LLP LTD Brewing Co. Monroe Moxness Berg PA Midwest Mountaineering Pine Tree Cove Resort & Gateway General Rainy Lake Houseboats RE/MAX Lake Country Stewart’s Super One Foods Voyageurs Outfitters Wherley Motors