A Push for the Playoffs That Raises Money for Charities in the Greater St. Louis Region
ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 13, 2019– The St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Adam Wainwright have announced the All Win Campaign. The team, along with current players Adam Wainwright, Miles Mikolas, Michael Wacha, Matt Carpenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew Miller, and fans from around the country are making a push for the playoffs and donating money for every Cardinals’ win for the rest of 2019. This includes a pledge from Paul Goldschmidt of $5,000 for every postseason win. The campaign has raised more than $205,000 to date. The Cardinals will match fan donations up to $10,000.
“This campaign started as a grass roots effort among myself and some of my teammates,” said Wainwright. “We’re continually impressed by the passion and loyalty of Cardinals fans, and we wanted to share an opportunity with them to support some of the local organizations that mean so much to us.”
The funds raised by the All Win Campaign will support projects being conducted by St. Louis-based charities Crisis Aid and Operation Food Search. Crisis Aid’s 200 Families project objective is to provide monthly allotments of food for 200 families in need at South City Academy and Confluence Academy through June 2020. Operation Food Search is conducting two projects. One project is a STEM program and Sustainable Farm at Normandy High School that will provide ag-tech training, nutritional food for students and the surrounding community, and a marketplace for students to learn business skills. The other project is the Rural Summer Meals Program, which will launch in 2020 and serve rural areas outside of St. Louis.
Fans can find more information and make a donation to the All Win campaign at cardinals.com/allwin.
About Big League Impact
Big League Impact, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of helping to meet basic human needs in an effort to restore dignity and hope to people in local communities and around the globe. Founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his brother Trey under the name “Waino’s World,” the organization has since grown to include other professional baseball players hosting Big League Impact charity events all across the country. For more information, visit bigleagueimpact.org.
About Crisis Aid International
Crisis Aid serves people in crisis living in 11 different countries. Together with its partners, they have provided more than 15 million pounds of food to 2.3 million adults and malnourished children and rescued more than 870 girls age 4 to 30 years old from sex trafficking. Today, Crisis Aid concentrates efforts in East Africa and the United States serving children and families who are in crisis situations like famine, disease, natural disaster, or sex trafficking.
About Operation Food Search
Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides food and nutrition education. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families with a range of programs and services proven to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy and affordable food. The agency helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties.