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Saints Giving 15,000 Fans a Chance to Spend Holiday Weekend at "The Cabin"

July 5, 2012 - American Association (AA) - St. Paul Saints News Release

ST. PAUL, MN (July 5, 2012) - What does a baby in Minnesota receive when they are born? A birth certificate and a deed to a cabin of course. Minnesota may be known as the Land of 10,000 lakes, but it could be easily known as the State of 10,000 cabins. During the upcoming holiday weekend the St. Paul Saints are giving Minnesotan's the vacation opportunity of a lifetime with a trip to "The Cabin"

During the weekend of July 6-8 Midway Stadium, home of the St. Paul Saints, will be known as "The Cabin." Whether you're into rustic or luxurious this cabin has all of that and everything in between. If you're idea is roughing it by sharing bathrooms with hundreds of others or climbing into a port a potty, then "The Cabin" is for you. If you like the amenities of having other people cook for you, not having to lift a finger and just kicking back and relaxing then the Saints have you covered.

It all begins on Friday, July 6 with a 7:05 p.m. game. Spending time at The Cabin is all about family. Hitch the boat up to the back of the car, get the bags together and put the family in the car because that long awaited vacation to The Cabin is about to begin (sure you were there just a couple of months ago for the winter, but this is different or so you tell yourself). You've probably been to cabins in Duluth, Winona, Crystal, Brainerd, Bemidji, Ely, St. Cloud, Lake Elmo, Osage and a number of others in the state, but this cabin is different. Once you get to The Cabin it will feel like you never left the comforts of your own home. The trip to The Cabin will be the shortest drive you've ever had.

The weekend continues with day two at The Cabin on Saturday, July 7 at 7:05 p.m. presented by 5 Eyewitness News. Whether it's crooning "Take Me Home, Country Road" or belting out "Kum Ba Yah" as a group sitting around the campfire and singing songs is a time honored tradition at the cabin. Sing songs that bring you back to your childhood while roasting tasty s'mores over an open fire. First one to find the snipe wins a prize.

The final day at The Cabin is on Sunday, July 8 with a 1:05 p.m. game. Put the zinc oxide on your nose and all the fair skinned Minnesotan's should put on SPF 50 because it's going to be a hot one. Grab the water skis and get ready to head out onto the water. If taking a dip isn't your style then pull up a lounge chair and kick back with your favorite adult beverage because the weekend is coming to a close and you have to share stories with everyone else who spent the weekend at The Cabin.

And, while you're kicking back, you can give back to help preserve our state's lakes and rivers. The Tonka Beer Company is sponsoring Cabin Week. The local craft beer company was founded to help preserve Minnesota's lakes and rivers and donates 100 percent of its profits to the Save-Our-Lakes organization to help prevent the spread of invasive species. Its refreshing ale, Big Island Shandy, is available for sale throughout the stadium.

"It's a grand slam," said Jason Landstrom, a founder of Tonka Beer Co. "In a matter of hours, you can spend quality time at the cabin, cheer on the home team, enjoy some beer - and help save our lakes and rivers. It's the Minnesota thing to do."

Three glorious days away from the Cities spent in Minnesota at The Cabin is just what you needed. It's the first of many trips this year to your home away from home. The Cabin has been passed down from generation to generation and you know in the not too distant future your kids will take over your spot. Going to The Cabin, a Minnesotan thing to do.

Tickets for Saints home games are $5 for general admission, $8 for outfield reserved and $12 for infield reserved. Tickets purchased on the Day of the Game are an additional $1 per ticket. Children under the age of 14 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. Tickets are available by contacting the Saints ticket office at 651-644-6659 or visiting

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