Strike Out Stroke is presented each May during Stroke Awareness Month in partnership with the Minnesota Twins baseball team. At its heart, the event honors stroke survivors from the previous year.
Area hospitals are invited to bring stroke survivors who are honored at a rally prior to an afternoon Twins game. After a brief address, each hospital presents its patients and says a few words about their journey back from stroke. This is also a time to highlight the work of the Minnesota Stroke Association.
Prior to the game, stroke survivors sing the national anthem. Also, a health professional speaks briefly about stroke, and information on stroke is shown on the stadium's screen.