Feb 1, 2011

Fantasy camp

Pat Held, Central Lakes College head baseball coach, and his wife Carolyn recently attended a Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp in Ft. Meyers, Fla., and the experience fulfilled one of their dreams as longtime fans of the sport. Tina Snell of the Morrison County Record reports that the Helds, from Motley, were among 104 campers involved in the Jan. 8-16 action. Carolyn, who has cancer, received the 70th birthday gift trip to Florida from Pat. "We have wanted to do this for a long time," Pat told the reporter. "To be able to play baseball like a major-league ball player, and with professionals, is amazing." Carolyn planned her chemotherapy sessions around the week so she'd be able to feel good and fully participate. To top it off, at the final banquet, Carolyn received the Kirby Puckett Award for showing the greatest enthusiasm and love for the game. Carolyn told Pat on the drive back to Motley she had signed them up for next year's camp. The story can be found at
Photo courtesy Morrison County Record