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Diamond Awards: A home run for ataxia research

Twins pitchers Brad Radke (foreground) and Matt Garza signed baseballs for fans at the event's VIP reception.

Baseball stars and ataxia supporters mingled at the second annual Diamond Awards, held on January 25, 2007. The event—which included a reception, silent auction, dinner, and awards ceremony—drew 620 attendees and raised $291,000 in net proceeds for the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center. Recently retired Minnesota Twins pitcher Brad Radke received this year’s Bob Allison Award, given to the Twins player who exhibits the most determination, hustle, tenacity, competitive spirit, and leadership.

Thank you to those who sponsored this year’s Diamond Awards:

Presenting sponsors
Coca-Cola
Old Dutch Foods
Cub Foods

Hall of Fame
Fortune Financial
Minnesota Twins

Grand Slam
Luther Automobile Dealerships

Grand Slam vendor partners
Hormel Foods
Kemps

Media partner
am1500KSTP

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