PRESS RELEASE – The Grinch that stole copper wire from Midway Stadium won’t spoil the St. Paul Saints festive mood. The Second Annual Crispin Iceball Adventure Series presented by Crispin Hard Apple Cider will go on as planned January 30, 2010.
This unique ballgame played in the cold and possibly the snow of a January afternoon in St. Paul brings together many different components. First, it’s a one-of-a-kind sporting event played on the field at Midway Stadium under the normal rules of baseball. Second, and most importantly, it brings a charitable cause to the forefront with the Saints, Crispin Hard Apple Cider, Cities 97 and Vita.mn partnering to provide food and money for Second Harvest Heartland, a cause that can warm the heart of many including St. Crispin himself. Finally, this event will now be a part of one of the most famous winter activities in the Twin Cities area, the Winter Carnival.
For the inaugural event last February, over 1,000 people braved temperatures in the teens and readings near zero to tailgate, enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and an eventful game while raising nearly $20,000 for Second Harvest Heartland. Half of that $20,000 came from a generous donation of $10,000 from Lunds and Byerly’s who matched every dollar raised up to the $10,000 mark. This is the equivalent of $90,000 in food for the hungry. The event is designed to show that: Sometimes giving back is a worthy adventure in itself.