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Aaron Lonetto (left) and Nate Johnson of Duluth were paired with Major League Baseball All-Star game ballplayers in mid-July. Johnson was paired with the Oakland Athletics’ Yoenis Cespedes and Lonetto with the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones. Cespedes hit the most home runs, earning the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland the grand prize of $50,000. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

Home runs net $50,000 for Duluth organization

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Nearly a dozen home runs at the Major League Baseball All-Star game in July caused a Duluth organization to receive $50,000 overnight.

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“This was a significant donation and totally unexpected,” said Todd Johnson, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. “We are so appreciative of this donation, and we are proud to support the Major League Baseball team.”

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