Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins have announced the launch of the first-ever "All-Star FANS CHOOSE" grant initiative.
The initiative will award $500,000 to a non-profit organization in the Upper Midwest region to support a capital project that will benefit the community.
Non-profit groups in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin may apply at AllStarGame.com/FansChoose now through May 23rd.
A panel of judges, consisting of representatives from MLB and the Twins, will determine the final five 501c3 non-profit projects based on the following criteria: impact on community, scope, timeline, environmental improvement and sustainable design, and quality of application.
Fans will be able to vote for their favorite projects on AllStarGame.com beginning on June 10th and through July 10th. The winning non-profit and capital project will be announced during MLB All-Star Week in July.