Published On: May 23rd, 2016


Promotion to feature prize package giveaways in Minnesota Markets

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League announced a new partnership today with The Minnesota College Savings Plan to help promote 529 Day in Minnesota.

What is 529 Day? May 29th is National 529 College Savings Day! A day created to raise awareness of the costs of a higher education, and to educate families that they shouldn’t keep putting off making a plan to save for it. 

“The Northwoods League is very excited to be associated with this unique promotional opportunity with a high-profile Minnesota brand,” said Northwoods League President, Gary Hoover. “This partnership gives The Minnesota College Savings Plan a fun way to promote saving for college with our teams in Minnesota.”

The main part of the partnership is The Minnesota College Savings Plan Home Run Giveaway but they will be seen and heard throughout the Northwoods League in Minnesota during the summer. In-park PA announcements along with radio commercials will showcase The Minnesota College Savings Plan. 

The Minnesota College Savings Plan Home Run Giveaway Details

• Promotion Dates: May 1-29

• The Minnesota College Savings Plan and the Northwoods league will give away one prize packages per team, each including a 4-pack of tickets to the home game of the winner’s choice and a $529 MCSP college savings account.

• Participating Northwoods League teams include: Willmar Stingers, Rochester Honkers, Mankato MoonDogs, Duluth Huskies, St. Cloud Rox.

• Fans can register to win at:

The Minnesota College Savings Plan, is Minnesota’s official 529 college savings plan. It takes just $25 to start, making it easier for families to save for higher education expenses. Funds saved can be used at colleges, technical schools and grad schools nationwide to cover the cost of tuition, as well as books, supplies and other qualified expenses. Additionally, recently ranked the Minnesota College Savings Plan as one of the nation’s top performing direct sold 529 plans.



The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22 year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit

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