Season Kick Off Event To Be Held in Downtown St. Louis on January 18-20
All Proceeds From Annual Cardinals Care Event To Support Local Children
ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 25, 2019– Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, has announced that admission tickets for the 24th annual Winter Warm-Up will go on sale Friday, November 29, at 10:00 a.m. CT. The largest fundraising effort organized by Cardinals Care, the 2020 Winter Warm-Up will take place Saturday, January 18, through Monday, January 20 (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. Fans can also purchase admission tickets at the Busch Stadium Box Office starting Monday, December 2. Those who order online by noon on January 6 will receive their tickets in the mail. Fans who order after January 6 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 Tuesday, January 7 through Thursday, January 16 (box office closed on weekends). Winter Warm-Up Will Call opens on Friday, January 17, at the Hyatt Regency at 3:00 p.m. 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 December 2-January 16 or at the event. Please note the Busch Stadium Box Office will be closed November 29, Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, 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 the perfect opportunity for our passionate fans to meet their favorite players and hear from our front office leadership about the upcoming season, all while helping kids here in our community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations.
Many popular alumni autographs are free with an admission ticket, while current players require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. Fans can purchase Autograph tickets online starting at noon on December 9th. Autograph tickets can be purchased in person at the Busch Stadium Box Office beginning December 10th. Fans can visit cardinals.com/WWU for the latest details, including player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. #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 $26 million to support St. Louis area children and built or renovated 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. Most recently, the Cardinals dedicated Matt Carpenter Field at the Pagedale Family Resource Center in Pagedale, Missouri in August 2019. The 2020 season marks the 17th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball and softball 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, cultural arts, and scholarships for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community. #CardsCare