The St. Paul Saints gave Prince a final farewell — complete with a lot of purple, and some red Corvettes.
Before Sunday’s Purple Game, the players arrived at the field in the Corvettes. Players wore purple uniforms, which were auctioned for the Elevate Hope Foundation, a charity co-founded by onetime Prince band member Sheila E. that provides music and art therapy to abused and abandoned kids.
KSTP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/25tZfjB) that Prince was one of the charity’s early supporters.
The game ended with a purple fireworks show set to Prince music.
The Saints say there were more than 10,000 fans at the special game, breaking a franchise attendance record. The Saints beat the Kansas City T-bones, 4-1.
Prince died at his Paisley Park home on April 21. His cause of death hasn’t been released.