Treasure Island Resort & Casino Partners With St. Paul Saints

Treasure Island Saints

WELCH – For the third consecutive season, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the St. Paul Saints have partnered to give back to local youth development non-profit organizations through the “Goin’ Yard for Youth” community program. Entering its 10th season as Founding Partner of CHS Field and the title sponsor of the Treasure Island Terrace and the Treasure Island Berm, Treasure Island is the exclusive casino partner of the Saints. 

In 2016, Treasure Island installed a life-sized ship to the right field line at CHS Field, and a tradition was born. Each time a Saints player hit a home run, cannons from the ship have gone off. The practice will continue this year, and to take it a step further, Treasure Island and the Saints will donate $500 for every home run hit by a Saints player at CHS Field during the 2024 regular season to a local non-profit organization in support of youth and education. Proceeds from the program will go to a different 501©(3) certified organization each month.

These non-profit organizations include:

Special Olympics Minnesota – March 29-April 28: Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Minnesota provides growth opportunities in self-esteem, social skills, physical fitness and leadership for people with intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to create a new world of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities by providing year-round sports training and athletic competitions, inclusive healthcare programs, leadership and advocacy training, and inclusive school programs.

Playworks Minnesota – April 30-June 6: Playworks Minnesota helps schools and youth program create healthy play environments where every child can join in. Playworks builds a culture of play that enables kids to feel a sense of belonging.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul – June 7-July 7: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul works in partnership with diverse faith and spiritual communities to drive significant change in the community. Its Department of Indian Work partners with American Indian families to revitalize culture, education and wellness. They provide a safe, Indigenous space to empower American Indians towards self-determination, while respecting cultural and spiritual diversity. 

Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) – July 23-August 22: ACES is an innovative out-of-school program that brings math and social-emotional learning to life for Minnesota students. Its hands-on curriculum, individual mentorship and once-in-a-lifetime field trip opportunities help students develop crucial academic and life skills – all through the exciting lens of sports.

Matter – August 23-September 22: Matter brings together the best companies, experts, problem solvers and, above all, doers to launch projects that improve communities. Its guiding belief is encapsulated in the simple yet powerful expression, “you matter.”

With a total of 113 home runs hit by Saints players at CHS Field last season, $56,000 was donated to local youth enrichment organizations through the “Goin’ Yard for Youth” program. Since the inception of the program, the St. Paul Saints and Treasure Island Resort & Casino have donated $100,500 to local non-profits. 

Since 1994, the Prairie Island Indian Community, which owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, has donated over $25 million to many non-profit and community organizations.