All Proceeds From The 22nd Annual Cardinals Care Event To Support Local Children
ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 21, 2017 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, has announced that admission tickets for the 22nd annual Winter Warm-Up will be available on Friday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. CT. The largest fundraising effort organized by Cardinals Care, Winter Warm-Up will take place Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Event times are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday.
Beginning Friday morning, fans can purchase admission tickets for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/WWU and at the Busch Stadium Box Office. Those who order online by noon on January 4 will receive their tickets in the mail. Fans who order after January 4 can pick up their admission tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office during regular box office hours, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from Friday, January 5 through Thursday, January 11 (box office closed on weekends). Winter Warm-Up Will Call opens on Friday, January 12, at the Hyatt Regency at noon until 7:00 p.m.
The prices for admission tickets, which are valid for all three days of the Warm-Up, will remain the same as previous years; $40 for fans age 16 and over, $10 for children age 5 to 15. Kids under 5 years old are admitted free of charge. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult admission ticket which must be obtained in person at the Busch Stadium Box Office, during regular box office hours, from November 27-January 11 or at the event. Please note the Busch Stadium Box Office will be closed November 24, December 25-30, January 1 and on weekends.
Winter Warm-Up provides fans with countless unique opportunities while raising money for Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable fund whose mission is caring for kids in the Cardinals community. Fans can meet their favorite players at autograph sessions, play interactive games, share memories with Hall of Famers, take photos with Fredbird, find collectible memorabilia, bid on one-of-a-kind items at live and silent auctions, experience live presentations and ask tough questions of players, owners, scouts, broadcasters and officials at Q&A sessions.
“The Winter Warm-Up is our premier offseason event where fans can engage with our players and team personnel while helping kids in our community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “It’s always exciting to witness the passion and enthusiasm our fans bring to the Winter Warm-Up every year.”
Many players’ autographs are free with an admission ticket, while others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. All autograph tickets will be sold online and at the Busch Stadium Box Office beginning Monday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m. CT through Thursday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m. CT. Any remaining autograph tickets will be sold at the event. Fans can visit cardinals.com/WWU in December for details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up.
For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visit cardinals.com/WWU. #CardsWarmUp
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 23 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Dexter Fowler Field at Hess Park in Decatur, Ill. in July 2017. This season marked 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 3,000 kids who participate in the program each year. #CardsCare