It's been a busy couple days in Minneapolis, and Monday it only became busier with the MLB Homerun Derby. FanFest also continued today, and a Sioux Falls woman is having the time off her life working the event.
Marta Huls grew up in Clark, and she now lives in Sioux Falls. She is a die-hard baseball fan, but her team is not the Minnesota Twins. It's the Atlanta Braves. She has gotten the chance to meet some former Atlanta greats while working FanFest.
It's the 4th day of FanFest, and the Minneapolis convention center is still packed with people. There is something for people of all ages at FanFest and in order for everything to run smoothly, hundreds of volunteers are needed for the event.
"It's awesome, a lot of stuff to do even if your not a baseball fan, I'm not a diehard like my wife," Marta's husband Troy said. When Marta found out the All-Star game was coming to Minneapolis she wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to get involved.
"So far I've been volunteering. Yesterday I got to pitch to kids, today I get to sell All-Star souvenir books. Tomorrow I'm a designated hitter, so I get to fill in wherever they need a volunteer," she said.
So far she has had a blast.
"This has been an amazing experience. When I signed up a couple months ago, I didn't know what to expect. I didn't think it was this huge," she said. Monday she got to meet former Braves pitcher John Smoltz, that was something she never thought would happen. It was an experience she says she will never forget.
FanFest finished up on Tuesday. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.