Updated: November 17, 2020 11:20 AM
Created: November 17, 2020 10:32 AM
The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that the 2021 Winter Caravan and TwinsFest are both canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Twins said protecting the health of its fans, partners, players, staff and all employees during the pandemic is the team's top priority.
However, the Twins will introduce a series of specially designed virtual experiences for fans throughout the offseason. More details on that will be announced at a later time.
"An offseason without our longstanding and beloved fan events is certainly tough to digest, but our top priority is, and always will be, the health and safety of Twins Territory," club President and CEO Dave St. Peter said. "With COVID-19 certain to be present at some level in January 2021, we feel it is the prudent, responsible and correct decision to cancel our events that would have otherwise brought together large groups of people in confined, indoor spaces. As we’ve all done so much in these unprecedented times, we will adapt. We’re excited to roll out some unique, fun ways for Twins fans to safely engage with the back-to-back American League Central champions this winter, and we’re already looking forward to the 2022 return of Winter Caravan and TwinsFest."
The Twins Winter Caravan is an annual event that has been held each of the past 60 years while TwinsFest — the largest annual fundraiser for the Twins Community Fund — began in 1989. Both were scheduled to take place in January.
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