Watch the 17th annual Diamond Awards

Proceeds from Diamond Awards fund innovative research and patient care for brain, nerve, and muscle disorders at the University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview hospitals and clinics. Your support helps give families who are affected by neurological disease hope that someday soon we will find a cure. To learn more about the important cause behind this event, please watch this video below to learn about the history of Twins legend Bob Allison and his battle with Ataxia.

Bid on the Auction!

The silent auction is open! The Minnesota Twins and local organizations have donated over 100 incredible, unique items that will make your holiday gifts extra memorable this year! You will want to bid high and often on these amazing items:

  • A fully outfitted Clam Yukon XL Ice Fishing Shelter
  • Exclusive Twins autographed memorabilia
  • Private shopping experience with David Yurman
  • Autographed memorabilia from the MN Vikings, Rolling Stones and more!

Get Game Ready!

Grab your peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and order Red Rabbit or Red Cow take out for Friday to get ready for this broadcast event.

For the kids!

Don’t forget to be a part of our coloring contest judged by T.C. Bear to win your own Jr. Diamond Award and a Twins Fan Pack. To enter, just print the T.C. Bear coloring sheet found here, create your masterpiece, and then add to social using the hashtag #DiamondAwardsMN. TC Bear will announce the winner on Twitter and Instagram @TC_00 on November 22nd. Good luck!

Thanks to your generosity, nearly $4M has been raised from this event to support families affected by neurological diseases. This support is needed now more than ever. We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event!

To learn more, become a sponsor, or donate to the event, please contact
Sarah Gleason at [email protected] or 612-301-8305.



Because of you, our generous supporters and sponsors, the University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview experts are improving the lives of people confronting brain, nerve, and muscle disorders.

On behalf of the University of Minnesota community, thank you!

Visit to find out how you can continue to make a difference.

For more information, please contact
Sarah Gleason.

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