Proceeds from BP Jerseys, Worn Last September by Cardinals Players, to Benefit Cardinals Care
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 1, 2017 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced the start of a week-long online auction of commemorative St. Louis Blues-themed batting practice jerseys.
The online auction, which begins today and continues through Sunday, May 7, at 8:59 p.m. CT, features 39 autographed jerseys worn by the Cardinals prior to the club’s Blues Theme Night on September 28, 2016 at Busch Stadium.
Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit Cardinals Care in their mission to help kids throughout the St. Louis community. Last year’s auction raised over $25,000 for Cardinals Care. Those wishing to bid on the rare jerseys can do so by visiting cardinals.com/community.
|Available St. Louis Blues-Themed Autographed Batting Practice Jerseys
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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. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $22 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 22 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Adam Wainwright Field at Bob Russell Park in August 2016. This season marks the 14th 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.