About 175 people, many of whom receive services from Productive Alternatives, went to the Minnesota Twins game against Cleveland as part of the Harmon's Heart event named for Twins' legend Harmon Killebrew.
Killebrew had a 22-year career in Major League Baseball and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Harmon's Heart website notes he also found joy by helping people with disabilities and believed everyone had something to offer. After Killebrew's death in 2010, his wife, Nita, said she wanted to honor his legacy by reminding everyone of the impact they can have on other's lives and what a difference showing love and encouragement can mean.
Harmon's Heart of Baseball event at Target Field Saturday "was created to bring people together, to celebrate, have fun and advocate for all abilities," the website noted.
Productive Alternatives provides skills training, job exploration and placement and has been serving people with disabilities in the Brainerd lakes area since 1997.