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Joe Mauer hosts sports-filled event for families from Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare specialty

The children could take some swings and throw with the athletes, including taking slap-shots with Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild.

Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jim Thome, Johan Santana, Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter, Joe Nathan, Corey Koskie, Adam Thielen, Zach Parise and Brent Kallman were all in attendance Friday to host a fun, sports-filled event at Target Field for more than 25 families from Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  

The children could take some swings and throw with the athletes, including taking slap-shots with Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild. 

They could also throw the football around with Vikings receiver Adam Thielen.

This has been a long-standing relationship with Joe and Maddie Mauer and Gillette.  

Maddie was a nurse at Gillette.  

The Mauer’s decided to make the event bigger by bringing kids to Target Field for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with pro athletes.