Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, and the Minnesota Twins have decided to honor the Purple One’s legacy with a “Prince Night” celebration at Target Field on 6/16. “All of us in the Twins organization were deeply saddened by the loss of the late Minneapolis icon Prince,” said Twins President and CEO Dave St. Peterin 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.” According to the official MLB site, the festivities will include the following:
- 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.
- Lastly, the Twins in honor of Prince, are granting $10,000 to the Minnesota Public Schools to benefit students with an interest in music.
That umbrella does look pretty sick.