FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2015) – In partnership with the Minnesota Twins and Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café, the Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers will be sponsoring the fourth annual Batting Practice with the Twins.

Batting Practice with the Twins invites 25 lucky fans to be on the field during batting practice before every home game during this year’s Spring Training season. Interested fans must have a ticket to the present day’s game and be at Hammond Stadium prior to the game by 10 a.m. Tickets are $40 per person for each game and are available by calling the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County at 239-334-1886 or by arriving three hours prior to the first pitch on game day and purchasing at the stadium.

All proceeds from the practice events will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County. Last year’s events raised more than $7,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs.

“This is the ultimate experience for any baseball fan,” said Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. “Fans can take advantage of excellent photo opportunities and be close enough to hear their favorite player’s conversations. It’s a great event for friends and family and also a unique way to entertain important clients or reward your best employees.”

Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.

The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Boys & Girls Clubs at 239-334-1886.