Cardinals Announce New Firefighters Appreciation Night

Portion of Each Theme Ticket Sold Will Be Donated to The BackStoppers, Inc.

Presented by The Hartford in Honor of the Company’s Junior Fire Marshal Program

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 24, 2017 – Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Firefighter Appreciation Night to the 2017 Theme Ticket schedule.  The Cardinals will partner with The Hartford and the company’s Junior Fire Marshal program to celebrate our brave men and women in uniform when the Redbirds take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:15 p.m.

Fans who purchase the special theme ticket will receive a unique Cardinals firefighter t-shirt and a portion of each theme ticket purchased will be donated to The BackStoppers, Inc.  Children who visit The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal booths inside Busch Stadium will receive a free Junior Fire Marshal helmet and fire safety educational materials.  In addition, during a pregame ceremony, children will be encouraged to take part in the Junior Fire Marshal pledge about fire safety.  For more information, visit

The Hartford has deputized more than 110 million children since the company’s Junior Fire Marshal program started in 1947.  The company’s signature red fire helmets have been proudly displayed by generations of children who have learned the basics of fire safety through this innovative and educational program.  The program teaches lifesaving lessons such as Stop, Drop and Roll, Go Low in Smoke and Draw a Home Fire Escape Plan.  These lessons along with other fun, engaging and educational activities allow parents and teachers to have meaningful and vital fire safety conversations with children and students. More information about the program can be found at

Fans can purchase tickets for Firefighter Appreciation Night and view the remaining 2017 theme ticket schedule at


About The BackStoppers

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty.  The BackStoppers currently assists 81 families with 66 dependent children and has supported 160 families since 1959.

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