MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN -

The Minnesota Twins today announced plans to honor Jacob Wetterling and support the Wetterling family by wearing red jerseys with a number 11 patch Friday night when they host the Cleveland Indians. Additionally, the visiting Cleveland Indians will also wear the number 11 patch in honor of Jacob Friday.

A fan of all sports, Jacob wore a red number 11 jersey in sports as a child and the Wetterling family asked people to use the number 11 as a symbol of hope to honor their son and show a commitment to making the world a better place for kids. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and the Wetterling family asked to put on the number 11 and live by these 11 traits:

1. Be fair
2. Be kind
3. Be understanding
4. Be honest
5. Be thankful
6. Be a good sport
7. Be a good friend
8. Be joyful
9. Be generous
10. Be gentle with others
11. Be positive

Fans are also encouraged to share how they are living by these 11 traits by using the hashtags #JacobsHopeLives and #11forJacob on social media.

Beginning Friday, the Twins will auction off 11 game-worn jerseys with the number 11 patch from Friday with all proceeds benefitting the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Fans can go to twinsbaseball.com/auctions to bid on the jerseys. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children. JWRC would like to thank everyone for their commitment to the 11 traits and remind all Minnesotans: Let’s continue to be guided by the children.

In addition, the Twins will have a moment of remembrance pre-game Friday against the Indians to accept the family’s wishes of honoring Jacob with the number 11, as well as a tribute to Jacob’s life in the form of an outfield wall graphic at Target Field for the remainder of the 2016 season.

Courtesy: Minnesota Twins