Fans Can Compete Virtually with Cardinals Players and Support Cardinals Care
ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 4, 2020–In its eighth straight year, Big League Impact Fantasy will give baseball fans the chance to compete head-to-head with their favorite baseball players in fantasy football — all for charitable causes. Fans will play directly against big leaguers, with donations from entry fees going to causes personally selected by the players.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Big League Impact founder Adam Wainwright will lead the way in the Gateway City, with funds from those leagues going to Crisis Aid International and St. Louis Public Schools Foundation. Big League Impact has worked closely with Crisis Aid, feeding families in St. Louis and helping to provide refuge for women and children rescued from human trafficking. He will be joined by breakout star Tommy Edman. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser will also benefit Cardinals Care and its work to help children in our community.
“This is one of my favorite times of the year, not just for fantasy football, but knowing that we get to support people in need,” Wainwright said. “Big League Impact Fantasy is something we’re all passionate about, knowing that the real winners are the people we have the opportunity to help. We’re looking forward to another big season in 2020, partnering with incredible charities that do critical and life-saving work here and around the world.”
Fans interested in participating can learn more at bigleagueimpact.org.
About Big League Impact
Big League Impact (www.BigLeagueImpact.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help meet basic human needs like food, clean water, medical care and shelter, in an effort to restore dignity and hope to people in the US and around the globe. Founded by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright in 2013, Big League Impact works with 80 MLB players, and has raised more than $5.2 million for the projects and causes that allow BLI to fulfill its mission.
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 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.
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 St. Louis Public Schools Foundation
The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 for the purpose of engaging and focusing local, regional, and national support to promote educational success for the St. Louis Public Schools. Governed by an independent board of directors, the Foundation serves as a neutral vehicle through which general and dedicated funding can be used to develop and initiate specifically targeted projects and programs that will result in immediate and long-term improvements in educational outcomes for St. Louis Public School students.