I was invited to support the Highland Friendship Club at their annual Lanes for Friendship fundraising event. The mission of the Highland Friendship Club is to serve individuals with disabilities from teens through adulthood by providing a range of opportunities to develop lifelong skills, friendships and connections within their community. Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins have been huge supporters of the local organization. I actually got to eat lunch with Joe – it was fun talking to him about his twin girls!
The members of the Highland Friendship Club stole my heart. It was so much fun talking and bowling with them throughout the event. Many of them have extremely supportive family members that were there to support them and the organization. Highland Friendship Club provides countless activities and events for these individuals to participate in ranging from Yoga to Girls Night Out to Fitness Classes. I absolutely loved hearing about how many of the members have become more confident and social after participating in the events Highland Friendship Club provides. The best part was having two of the members help me bowl, since I am a horrible bowler!
The event was packed with local celebrities including Tim Mahoney. I couldn’t help but tell him how my eyes watered during his performance at Target Center for the Tribute to Flip Saunders. I even bowled next to Paul Monitor. My Joey would have been in heaven with the room of Minnesota Twins and broadcasters.
One thing that never gets old is walking into a venue as Mrs. Minnesota International, not knowing one single person and walking out with new contacts, new friendships and an amazing new experience that leaves me on top of the world. I am one lucky girl!
Loving Being Your 2015 Mrs. Minnesota International