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09/08/2011 10:41 AM ET
Cardinals host 7th Annual Career Day at Busch Stadium
September 22nd event includes panel discussion with former players and front office staff
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
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ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 8, 2010 -The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they are inviting high school and college students who have an interest in a career in professional sports to attend the 7th Annual Career Day at Busch Stadium on September 22nd.

Students are encouraged to take part in a pregame panel discussion with executives of the Cardinals Front Office, hosted by Cardinals television play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. The moderated discussion will provide a unique opportunity for students to ask question about careers in the areas of Ticket Sales, Corporate Sales, Community Relations, Player Development and Scouting.

Each member of the panel will give a brief biographical sketch of their careers, talk about how they attained their current positions and provide students with advice about breaking into professional sports.

Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Hall, VP of Community Relations and Cardinals Care, Andy Benes and Kerry Robinson, both former players who work in Baseball Operations, are scheduled to be part of the panel. Cardinals' pitcher Kyle McClellan is also expected to take part in the panel discussion. Panel members are subject to change.

College recruiters will be available following the discussion to answer questions about potential college opportunities. Career day culminates with the 12:45 p.m. game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets. Tickets for the day are $15.00, which includes a ticket to the game, as well as a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda. For more information about attending career day, educators and students should contact Account Executive Matt Kitchell by phone (314) 345-9446 or e-mail mkitchell@cardinals.com.

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