Let’s fill the stands! Invite your friends and family to Celebration Ceremonies.
Friday, June 21
Parade of Athletes staging – 6:15 p.m. (southeast corner of track, near entrance to Rec Center)
Ceremonies – 7 p.m.
Dance – 8 p.m.
We’re excited to announce this year’s Grand Marshals of Summer Games! They’ll help us kick off Celebration Ceremonies.
Joe Mauer is a former professional baseball player who spent his entire 15-year career with our hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. Mauer, a St. Paul native, has received three batting titles, three Gold Glove Awards and one MVP award throughout his legacy of a career.
John Randle is a former defensive tackle who played for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks. A 2010 inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Randle still holds the record for “Most Seasons Leading Team In Sacks” with nine record-breaking years between 1991-2000.
Ben Leber led a 10-year career as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, the San Diego Chargers and the St. Louis Rams. Today, Leber is a college football broadcaster for Fox Sports and the Vikings, and a Sideline Analyst for KFAN radio in the Twin Cities.