All Proceeds From The 21st Annual Cardinals Care Event Will Continue To Benefit Local Children
ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 22, 2016 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, has announced that tickets for the 21st annual Winter Warm-Up will be available starting Friday, November 25, at 10:00 a.m. CT. The largest fundraising effort organized by Cardinals Care, Winter Warm-Up will take place Saturday, January 14, through Monday, January 16 (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 passes for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/winterwarmup, in the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and at Cardinals Clubhouse stores located around St. Louis. Those who order online by January 2 will receive their passes in the mail. Fans who order after January 2 can avoid the Will Call lines by picking up passes at the Busch Stadium ticket windows Tuesday, January 10, through Wednesday, January 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Will Call opens on Friday, January 13, at the Hyatt Regency at noon.
The prices for admission passes, 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 are admitted free of charge. Members of the military, police and fire departments with an active ID can receive one free adult pass which must be obtained in person at the Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium (November 25-January 13) or at the event.
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 the admission pass, while others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. All autograph tickets will be sold online beginning Wednesday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m. CT through Monday, January 9. Any remaining autograph tickets will be sold at the event. Fans can visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup in mid-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/winterwarmup (#CardsWarmUp).
About Cardinals Care (#CardsCare)
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 $21 million to support St. Louis area children and built 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 marked the 13th 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.