Trio of Twins fans up for All-Star honor
One finalist will represent club at Midsummer Classic
Three finalists per Major League club were chosen out of thousands of nominations from across the United States and Canada of "everyday All-Stars," people who have gone above and beyond to serve their community.
Fans are invited to vote in the All-Stars Among Us campaign, a presentation of People Magazine and Major League Baseball, for the 30 winners from June 8-24. One winner will be chosen as a representative of every club, and all 30 will be honored Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the July 14 All-Star Game. One club representative also will be featured in People Magazine.
Here are the finalists for the Minnesota Twins:
Marylou Krest: The Lima, N.Y., resident and her husband spent years collecting school supplies, used Little League equipment and uniforms and donated them to the Dominican Republic.
LaDonna Hoy: The Wayzata, Minn., resident founded Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners in 1979 and has served thousands through affordable housing developments, employment services, a food shelf, rides to medical appointments and connections to community resources.
Amanda Hill: The St. Augustine, Fla., resident delivers meals to homebound elderly residents and organizes barbecues and other events to raise money for the Council on Aging.
Meanwhile, vote for your favorite players with the 2009 All-Star Game Sprint Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 sites, and look for Walt Disney Pictures G-Force All-Star Game ballots at Major League and Minor League ballparks.
The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. CT. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage.
Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.