MINNEAPOLIS -- Kristin Anderson was named the Twins' winner of the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, a campaign to recognize baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrated a commitment of "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease.
Anderson will be recognized by the Twins in a special pregame ceremony before their game against the Blue Jays on Sunday at Target Field. She'll also receive pink MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game.
She is one of 30 winners, one for each MLB club. Each winner was selected by a panel that included MLB players and celebrities in addition to fan votes casted on HonoraryBatGirl.com.
On Mother's Day, hundreds of MLB players are expected to use pink bats by Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. The Honorary Bat Girl Contest was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative celebrated on Mother's Day.