Homestand Highlights (Monday, April 11-Wednesday, April 20, 2016)

Opening Day, Wainwright bobblehead giveaway, and Jackie Robinson Day highlight the first homestand of 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 11, 2016 – Today marks the annual return of baseball to St. Louis, and the reigning National League Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals are kicking off their 2016 home schedule against division rivals Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.  The nine-game homestand is highlighted by annual Opening Day festivities (#OpeningDaySTL), an Adam Wainwright bobblehead giveaway and the Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle.

Monday, April 11, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3:15 p.m.)

#OpeningDaySTL

Gates open at 12:45 p.m. 

  • Cardinals Official Opening Day Pre-Game Party at Cardinals Nation Restaurant: Cardinals Nation Restaurant in Ballpark Village will host the official Opening Day Pre-Game Party on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in the Hall of Fame Club beginning at 12:45 p.m.  This ticketed, pep-rally style party includes an all-inclusive full ballpark style buffet (hot dogs, brats, nachos, entrée selections, salads and desserts), along with a full service bar.  The pre-game party will feature a DJ or live music all the way until first pitch.  Tickets for the event can be purchased in person at any Cardinals box office, at the Cardinals Museum or online for digital delivery at cardinals.com/pregame.
  • Magnet Schedule Promotional Giveaway: All ticketed-fans, ages 21 and older, will receive a magnet featuring the 2016 Cardinals schedule, compliments of Budweiser.
  • Anthem: The National Anthem will be performed by Clayton Mathews, professional Opera singer and son of Cardinals front office employee Marilyn Mathews.
  • Ceremonial Pitch: Former Cardinals outfielder and Hall of Famer Lou Brock will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Remembering Strauss & Garagiola: Prior to the game, there will be a moment of silence for long-time Post-Dispatch sportswriter and former Cardinals beat writer Joe Strauss and former Cardinals catcher and St. Louis native Joe Garagiola.
  • Pre-game Ceremony: The pre-game ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. as the famed Budweiser Clydesdales take their annual pre-game lap around the warning track.  The ceremony continues with appearances from St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Fredbird, Team Fredbird and an American Bald Eagle, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary.  The 2016 team and National Baseball Hall of Famers will be introduced via Ford motorcade, while Cardinals Hall of Fame members Mike Shannon, Jim Edmonds and Ted Simmons will also be on field.  The Color Guard and American Flag in center field will be presented by the service men and women of Ft. Leonard Wood.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.
  • Get Social: Fans should follow the team on Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Twitter (@Cardinals), and Instagram (cardinals) for behind-the-scenes content from the club throughout the day.  Fans can join the Opening Day discussion using the hashtag #OpeningDaySTL.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Cardinals Poster Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans will receive a poster highlighting the 10th anniversary of Busch Stadium III, compliments of Shelter Insurance.
  • College Night Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to the first college night of the season.  This is the first of two College Nights planned for the 2016 season.  Fans who purchase the $20 Right/Left Field loge theme night ticket, receive an exclusive, limited edition Cardinals lightweight hoodie.  Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • KSDK First Alert Weather Bash at Busch: The Cardinals and KSDK News Channel 5 are hosting a weather bash pre-game to educate kids about the weather and its effects on the environment.  This educational program, geared towards elementary and middle school students, teaches children about weather, and includes science experiments from Mad Science, an educational expo and tickets to the game all for just $16.  Visit cardinals.com/theme for more info. 
  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts.  For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Friday, April 15, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Jackie Robinson Day: Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with all players and on-field personnel wearing Number ’42’ during the game.
  • Replica Busch Stadium III Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a replica of Busch Stadium III with working lights, presented by Ameren.
  • Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: During a pre-game ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run, and Anheuser-Busch will kick off their 9th annual Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle which raises money for the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) and Cardinals Care in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day.  Fans can purchase raffle tickets at area On the Run locations for a chance to win a game-worn, autographed #42 jersey from Jackie Robinson Day at Busch Stadium and two tickets to the July 22nd home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Winners will receive their jerseys as part of a pre-game field ceremony on July 22nd at Busch Stadium.  Raffle sales begin April 15th and continue through May 15th.  Visit OnTheRunSTL.com to find the nearest On the Run store.  Efforts support students of color in pursuit of a college education and children throughout Missouri and Illinois.  Over the past eight seasons, the Jackie Robinson Day Jersey Raffle has raised more than $400,000 to benefit the JRF’s local scholars and Cardinals Care.
  • Missouri Farmers Care “Race to the Plate”: During tonight’s game, the Cardinals and Missouri Farmers Care are bringing back the Farm Team for the “Race to the Plate” mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow and Simon the Soybean.  The race will happen at every Friday home game during the 2016 season with a new mascot debuting later this season.  Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com(#GoFarmTeam).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m. 

  • Adam Wainwright Bobblehead Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a bobblehead of Adam Wainwright, courtesy of Nathan’s Famous and Schnucks.
  • Saturday Signings at the Hall: Franchise saves leader Jason Isringhausen will be on hand to sign autographs at the Cardinals Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Saturday Signings is a new program held exclusively in the Cardinals Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the Museum.  In addition to having a valid admission to the museum, fans must have an autograph line ticket, which are free and will be distributed on the day of each Saturday signing.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for the full schedule and additional details.
  • Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest: Major League Eating, Nathan’s Famous & Schnucks will host a local regional qualifier for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at noon in the Ford Plaza.  The top male and female finishers in this event will qualify for a seat at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn where they will face reigning champions Matt Stonie and Miki Sudo.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Adult Replica Yadier Molina Jersey Promotional Giveaway: The first 30,000 ticketed fans, ages 16 and older, will take home a replica Yadier Molina home white jersey featuring a special 10th anniversary Busch Stadium III patch similar to the one the team will wear during the first homestand of 2016.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting).  Presented by Prairie Farms.
  • Kids Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, receive a free ticket to a 2016 home game courtesy of Ritz.
  • McDonald’s Life Size Monopoly Board: A 12×12 Monopoly game board will be located in the Riverview Corner (Terrace level in Section 432) prior to tonight’s first pitch.  Fans can stop by to roll a large oversized die to move around the board and win prizes courtesy of McDonald’s.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the seven ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning.  One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children.  For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

 

Monday, April 18, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. 

  • Boy/Girl Scouts Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families to enjoy Scout Night at the ballpark.  This is the first of three planned Scouts Nights for the 2016 season.  For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a voucher which can be exchanged for a Cardinals scout patch.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme(#CardsTheme).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning.  All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Adam Wainwright Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Adam Wainwright mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2006 World Series Champion Cardinals.  VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Adam Wainwright.  VIP tickets are currently sold out.  Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.  For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game.  The auction is a great way for fans and collectors to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community.  Auction tables are located at Gate 1 (Section 137), Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.
  • Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals welcome back the Battle at Busch concert series.  The 2016 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza.  Tonight’s battle features Man Eating Tiger, Casey Bazzell, and Reign of the Rich.  Gate 6 will open at 5:15 p.m. for the event.  Performances begin at 5:30 p.m. with each act given 20 minutes to perform.  Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point.  The top four scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 28th in the “Battle at Busch” finals for the grand prize package.  Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Cardinals Hall of Fame Voting:  Today marks the final day that fans can cast their ballot online at cardinals.com/hof presented by Edward Jones for the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame inductees.  Chris Carpenter, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria, Scott Rolen and Joe Torre are the eight players nominated for possible induction.  The two players with the most fan votes will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August.
  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts.  For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

More Homestand Information

Metal Detectors

Cardinals fans will note the continued use of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of Major League Baseball’s implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2016.  Please see below for some helpful tips to ensure a smooth entry process for fans at Busch Stadium this season:

  • Allow more time – Stadium entry may take longer than in previous years.  Please try to arrive earlier than normal to ensure you’re in the ballpark in plenty of time.
  • Be prepared for gate inspections – Entering with fewer items and having bags ready for inspection will speed up the process.  Busch Stadium walk-through metal detectors are not as sensitive as TSA detectors at airports.  Fans do not need to remove belt and shoes, but will need to remove large metal objects from pockets such as cell phones, keys, and glasses.  Please inform gate staff of pacemakers or artificial joints that may set off the detectors. Have game tickets ready for ushers to scan.  Fans can also visit this link for a refresher on which items are allowed into the ballpark.
  • Best gates to use – Fans who park on North or East sides of Busch Stadium are encouraged to enter at Gates 1 or 6, as these gates typically have shorter entry lines.

Cardinals Magazine Kicks Off 25th Season With Fantastic Season-Opening Edition

Cardinals Magazine opens its quarter-century season with a pair of exclusive Q&A’s featuring primary figures who have helped make the Cardinals one of the game’s model franchises.  The April cover story brings together cornerstone players Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright for a wide-ranging interview about their decorated careers wearing the birds-on-the-bat and their desire to secure another world championship for the Cardinals.  Cardinals Magazine also sat down with the father-son duo who has guided the organization through an unprecedented run of achievement since taking ownership in 1996: Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and club President Bill DeWitt III.

Fans will enjoy the breadth of stories in the season-opening edition starting with the first installments of our season-long 10th anniversary celebration of the historic 2006 season, which marked the opening of Busch Stadium III and the club’s 10th World Championship.  The magazine highlights the best moments from the first month of action at the sparkling new ballpark, as well as one of the key role players from the ’06 club, fan favorite So Taguchi.  Additionally Cardinals Magazine readers will see 16 reasons why the Cards-Cubs rivalry will be white-hot in 2016.  Other issue highlights include the debut of our monthly #AskCarlos department where the All-Star pitcher answers questions from fans, our focus on the 12 prospects who could soon be making a difference for the parent club, and much more!

Cardinals Magazine is on sale for just $5 at Busch Stadium vendors inside each stadium gate, team store locations and Cardinals Authentics stores in Ford Plaza and Ballpark Village.  Throughout St. Louis, the magazine is available for purchase at major retailers like Cardinals Clubhouse, Dierbergs, Schnucks, QuikTrip and Walgreens.  Print and digital subscriptions are also available at cardinals.com/magazine or 314-345-9000, and if you sign up today, you’ll receive 2 FREE tickets to a 2016 home game.  Also, new this season, you can follow Cardinals Magazine on Twitter @CardsMagazine for breaking team coverage, special offers and much more!

2016 Official Scorecard Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Busch Stadium III

One of the longest-standing collectible souvenirs in baseball, the scorecard represents much more than a means to keep track of the hits, runs and outs that occur over the course of a game.  It’s a tangible keepsake commemorating a game that might be memorable for any number reasons—a fan’s first game, a couple’s first date or a record-setting performance.

It’s no wonder that the first order of business at Busch Stadium for baseball’s best fans is a stop at a Cardinals Publications vendors cart inside each gate entrance to purchase the Official 2016 Cardinals Scorecard—sold individually or included with each copy of Cardinals Magazine.

This must-have keepsake features the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003.  Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the “Cardinal Way”—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s.   Be sure to purchase your 2016 Scorecard at the ballpark this season!  Copies are also available online at cardinals.com/scorecard.

Cardinals Authentics

The Cardinals Authentics Shop – the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club – will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of each game.  All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit.  For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visit cardinals.com/authentics or follow them on Twitter (@CardsAuthentics) (#CardsAuthentics).

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events.  Offering an expansive menu that recently added 17 new menu items, Cardinals Nation has something for everyone.  This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • All-inclusive Official Pre-Game Parties 2½ hours before every home game in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor), tickets at cardinals.com/pregame
  • G&W Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis’ own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days
  • Dinger’s Donuts and Gus’ Prezetls game day carts on Clark Street
  • Homerun Brunch every non-game Sunday from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
  • Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season
  • DJ after every game on the 1st floor of Cardinals Nation
  • And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the place to be before, during and after the game!  Since opening in March of 2014, Ballpark Village has hosted more than 10 million visitors of all ages from across the country and brought hundreds of great events to downtown St. Louis.  As Ballpark Village enters its third year, several additions and improvements are underway.  The brand new Prairie Farms Dugout will serve up Prairie Farms hand-dipped ice cream, North Star frozen novelties and cold beverages on the turf of the Busch II Infield.  Inside fans can catch the pre-game pep rallies in FOX Sports Midwest Live! featuring emcee Todd Thomas and live post-game music by the region’s greatest bands.  When the Cardinals are away, Ballpark Village has fans covered with the return of the Official Away Game Watch Parties featuring premium giveaways.  For all upcoming events please visit stlballparkvillage.com.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cardinals are proud to continue to offer the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program for fans in 2016.  Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for more information.

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features the largest team-held collection in baseball.  The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  Be sure to check out this year’s special gallery, Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball, which explores the history of baseball’s first successful farm system and how it literally changed the sport.  The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. and remains open through the 7th inning on home game nights. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/museum (#CardsMuseum).

2016 Official Team Media Guide

The St. Louis Cardinals official team Media Guide has long been relied upon by journalists and broadcasters who cover the team.  Containing stats, photos and biographies of every player in the entire Cardinals organization, along with the definitive history of the club since its inception, the 2016 Media Guide is the best and most comprehensive book about the Cardinals.

The Cardinals annual media guide is a great collectable, with the cover each season highlighting a moment in Cardinals history.  New this season, for every Media Guide purchased at the team store, Cards Authentics store or stands around the ballpark, fans will receive an exclusive poster featuring all 11 media guide covers at the new ballpark, along with the 2016 schedule.  The 2016 Media Guide is available for $20 at the Team Store, Cardinals Authentics or cardinals.com/mediaguide.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) 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 distributed over $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.

2016 marks the 13th 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.  Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways:

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the seventh annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 18th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k (#CardsCare6K).

Cardinals Work “4 A Greener Game”

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game.  To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).

#PlayBallLikeACardinal Fan Video Initiative

The Cardinals recently launched #PlayBallLikeACardinal, a youth-focused video engagement seeking out young people who have a passion for the Redbirds and are incorporating that passion into how they play the game.

Fans are asked to post short video clips of their children imitating their favorite Cardinals players to their preferred social media platform (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag, #PlayBallLikeACardinal, or share a link to a video they have posted to a public video platform like YouTube directly with the Cardinals at cardinals.com/playball.  The Cardinals intend to share videos of children playing ball like Cardinals on the team’s television broadcasts such as Cardinals Insider, within Busch Stadium on the new high definition scoreboard or online via cardinals.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Snapchat (cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals).  Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more.  For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect.  Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird

Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis.  Be sure to join the fun.  To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season.  Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion.  Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets.  At 9:00 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket).  The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game.  The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and theme nights visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

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