Cardinals Press Release
Cardinals Care Spring Grant Cycle to Aid More Than 70 Non-Profits
Over $133,000 to be Donated to Area Groups During Ceremony on Wednesday, April 18th
ST. LOUIS (April 17, 2012) – Cardinals Care will distribute $133,000 to 71 area non-profit groups that support local kids during a ceremony Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Cardinals’ players, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event. Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children, has invested nearly $18 Million since its inception in 1997, in “Caring for Kids” both on and off the baseball field.
Who: Cardinals Care along with Cardinals’ players, executives, Fredbird and hundreds of children and representatives from many of the organizations who will benefit from the Cardinals Care Grants.
What: Cardinals Care Spring Grant Ceremony
Where: Guests & Media are asked to check-in beginning at 2:15 p.m. at Gate Three, located on the third-base side of Busch Stadium.
When: The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Over the last 15 years, Cardinals Care has provided nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations and built 19 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. Cardinals Care also runs the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids in Missouri and Illinois who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans may now make a tax-deductible donation to Cardinals Care on-line at cardinals.com/community.
2012 Spring Grant Recipient
Action for Autism
Agape in Motion Incorporated
Almost Home, Inc.
America SCORES St. Louis
American Diabetes Association
Annie's Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids
Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Burns Recovered Support Group
Care and Counseling, Inc.
Casa de Salud
CHADS Coalition for Mental Health
Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center
Christian Activity Center (CAC)
College Summit - St. Louis
Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home
Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of Franklin County
Douglas County CHART
Emmaus Homes, Inc.
Episcopal City Mission
Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc.
Family Advocacy and Community Training (F.A.C.T.)
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
Girls Incorporated of St. Louis
Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Haven House St. Louis
Joint Neighborhood Ministry
Kell Grade School
Kids First Sports Inc.
Lemay Child & Family Center
Lift for Life Gym, Inc.
Little Flower School
Loyola Academy of St. Louis
National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area
New Vision Counseling
Northside Community Center, Inc.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Our Little Haven
PedNet Coalition, Inc.
Pemiscot County Initiative Network (PIN)
Perry Christian Academy
Progressive Youth Connection
Ritenour School District (Cardinal Ordinates)
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Sherwood Forest Camp, Inc.
Sinai Family Life Center
SSDN (South Side Day Nursery)
St. Louis Internship Program
Star Enterprises, Inc.
TBOC Christian Church
Team Mascoutah Athletic Association
The Community Partnership
The Learning Tree
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Magic House
The Nehemiah Program
The Studio Place
TRP Community Resource and Development Center
Whole Kids Outreach
Youth and Family Center