MINNEAPOLIS (Friday, April 17, 2015) — Former Minnesota Twins outfielder Tony Oliva will debut his personal story at a Green Card Voices event on Saturday at the University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus. This is an invitation-only event.
Green Card Voices is hosting its Third Annual Fundraising Gala: The Power of Immigrant Stories with a display of 20 inspirational stories from immigrants who are celebrated for their immense contributions to business and community. Green Card Voices uses digital storytelling, traveling exhibits and other programming to share the immigrant experience in a way that fosters tolerance and overall community collaboration.
Tony Oliva will debut his personal story and serve as the keynote speaker. The Cuban born Major League Baseball legend played for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976 — including a World Series appearance in 1965. His number “6” is now retired by the Twins, and his statue greets fans entering the new stadium. He is a member of the Twins Hall of Fame and though he continues to be nominated Oliva has yet to be inducted in the MLB Hall of Fame.
Tickets to the event, which will also feature a live and silent auction and entertainment from the MacPhail Community Youth Choir, are $100. Mr. Oliva’s recount of his journey to the US and the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club will be the 110th story to be featured on the organizations website. To learn more, visit http://greencardvoices.org.