St Peter, Minn -- Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control threw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins home game on June 2. Vice President of franchising Nathan Newlands threw the opening pitch to commence the start of a 7-1 game victory for the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians.
The ceremonial first pitch was sponsored by The Toro Company and organized to show support for Project Evergreen’s GreenCare for the Troops, a national nonprofit organization that renovates green spaces as well as provide landscaping and snow removal services to military families around the country.
Military families often lack an able adult to care for the responsibilities, either due the adult being deployed or disabled by their service.
“I know how hard it can be for military families when a spouse is deployed, and our participation in both programs is fueled by our desire to help make a difference,” Newlands said.
Spring Touch was chosen to represent Project Evergreen because of their volunteer work and commitment to GreenCare and Snowcare for Troops. In addition, Spring Touch is asking for people to consider volunteering or donating to Project Evergreen to support the GreenCare for Troops.
"We've set a goal to raise $10,000. It costs Project Evergreen roughly $50 every time a military family is matched with a volunteer,” Newlands said. “By fundraising $10,000 we can help provide around $50,000 of services to 200 or so military families.”