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Kindred teen to sing during Twins' seventh-inning stretch this weekend

Kensey Knight
Kensey Knight, right, of Kindred, N.D., has been invited to sing during the seventh-inning stretch of a Twins baseball game. In this photo she is performing the role of Belle in a Totally Trollwood Musical production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Special to The Forum.

KINDRED, N.D. — A Kindred teen is set to provide a musical interlude during this Sunday's Minnesota Twins game in Minneapolis.

Kensey Knight, 13, an eighth-grader at Kindred High School and daughter of Amy Parker and David Knight, submitted a recorded audition last fall to the Twins organization, letting the team know she was ready and willing to sing during a Twins baseball game this season, according to her mother.

The family received a thank-you from the Twins, and the organization said they would let Kensey know if they needed her to sing, Parker said.

Then things were quiet.


That is until Monday of this past week, when the family received a call from the Twins inviting Kensey to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch of Sunday afternoon's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Parker said her daughter was super excited and also a little nervous to hear the news, adding that Kensey's younger brother, Jeremy, a big Twins fan, was perhaps even more over the moon about it.

The Twins provided the family with some free tickets and Parker said they expect a large number of friends and family to join them this Sunday as they head to the game.

This isn't the first time Kensey will have performed in front of a crowd; she has sung at FM RedHawks games and other sporting events, Parker said.

For the past several years, Kensey has been very involved in the Totally Trollwood Musical, and participated in the North Dakota state music contest, earning essentially what amounted to a state championship ranking in the duet category, Parker said.

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