Matt Holliday To Host Fundraising Event for Siteman Cancer Center

Fans Can Join Matt and Leslee Holliday May 28 at The Schlafly Tap Room to Raise Money for Cancer Research

           ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2015 – St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee are pleased to announce their 2015 Uncork for a Cause charity program which kicks off on Thursday, May 28, with a special event to support cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and raise awareness for colon cancer prevention.

Fans can join the Hollidays for the event on May 28, from 7-9 p.m. at The Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis. The event serves as the release party for Holliday Red Lager, a limited-edition beer brewed specially for Matt by the Schlafly team.

“Cancer research has always been something I’ve cared about, even before it hit close to home when my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012,” said Matt Holliday. “With Uncork for a Cause, I’m looking forward to raising money – which stays in our community – and generating awareness for such an important cause, all while having a good time with fans.”

Tickets are limited and are priced at $75 for general admission and $225 for VIP, which includes admission to a private, pre-event gathering with Matt and a few special guests, as well as a gift bag containing a Matt Holliday autographed baseball, autographed photograph and more. Tickets also include a free collectible large-format bottle of Holliday Red Lager and a photo opportunity with Matt.

All attendees will enjoy an enticing culinary menu, a large selection of Schlafly’s award-winning beer, wine and an auction featuring Cardinals gear, local and national sports items and wine lots from many of California’s elite producers. For additional information, and to purchase tickets, visit UncorkforaCause.com.

Following the event, Holliday Red Lager will be available for a limited time in individually numbered, large-format bottles and on tap. You can find Holliday Red Lager at The Schlafly Tap Room, Schlafly Bottleworks, and at select locations around the St. Louis area.

“The Cardinals are really lucky to have so many players and families like the Hollidays who generously give back to our St. Louis community,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “Just like our players’ selfless support of Cardinals Care, this is another example of Cardinals players and their wives going to bat to help others in this area.”

Fans can learn more about Cardinals players’ community efforts at cardinals.com/playerscare.

About Siteman Cancer Center

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. Siteman is ranked among the top cancer facilities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is Missouri’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

About The Saint Louis Brewery™

The Saint Louis Brewery™, maker of Schlafly beer, is proud to be Missouri’s largest locally owned independent brewery. Each year, they brew more than 50 styles of beer, available at their two brewery-restaurants. The Schlafly Tap Room, the first brewpub in Missouri since Prohibition, opened in 1991 in a beautifully restored wood and brick building on the National Register of Historic Places.

About Cardinals Care

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested nearly $21 million to support St. Louis area children and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. 2015 marks the 12th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids 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.

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