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Lakeville Teen with Down Syndrome Gets MVP Treatment at Target Field

Updated: 08/06/2014 7:27 AM
Created: 08/05/2014 6:38 PM KSTP.com
By: Jessica Miles

A Lakeville teenager, who has Down syndrome, lived out his dream at Target Field Tuesday night.

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Haas, took a special tour of Target Field and received custom jerseys for his entire family. He also got to hang out with the Twins during batting practice, and he now has a baseball with a few autographs.

Matthew received the MVP treatment thanks to the Sons of Baseball Foundation. The charity takes disabled children or children battling life-threatening medical conditions to see their favorite baseball teams across the country.

Kristine Haas, Mattew’s mom, says not only is it a great event, but it's a great opportunity for him.

"This is very special he'll put it on his Instagram and will be looked at as a cool kid," she said.

To top off his special day, Matthew got to bring the ball out onto the field before the start of Tuesday’s game.


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