On June 7th, the Cardinals hosted the 27th Annual Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park. This annual fundraiser supports the local St. Louis Chapter of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program (which operates out of the Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club), through Cardinals Care, the official non-profit arm of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Paid foursomes were paired with former Cardinals players and local celebrities in what amounted to a great day at the golf course! Some of the celebrities in attendance included: Kyle McClellan, Brad Thompson, and Bernard Gilkey.
This year’s event raised over $20,000 for the local St. Louis Chapter of the RBI program through Cardinals Care!
The RBI Program was established in 1989 as a means to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball. Major League Baseball decided to endorse the RBI concept and provide financial support for the program. MLB has administered the program since 1991, and has seen the program grow to encompass more than 200 cities and as many as 200,000 male and female participants a year.
We would like to thank our presenting sponsors from this event, including: Edward Jones, Kaufman Broadcast, and Success Promotions. The 2016 Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic was a great event that will aid in the impact of growing youth baseball in the local community!
For more information on the RBI program, please visit: http://web.mlbcommunity.org/index.jsp?content=programs&program=rbi
Cardinals Care, the official non-profit arm of the St. Louis Cardinals, 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. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $21 million to support St. Louis area children, and has built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods.
Twice per year, Cardinals Care distributes grants to area non-profit organizations that support local youth during a ceremony held at Busch Stadium. During this year’s Spring grant ceremony, held on May 4th at Busch Stadium, Cardinals Care distributed over $130,000.00 to 64 area non-profit groups! Team President Bill DeWitt III and Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care Michael Hall were on hand at the ceremony, as well as Cardinals outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in our community partners, and we look forward to our continued efforts in making a positive difference in our community!
To learn more about Cardinals Care Grants, please visit www.cardinals.com/grants.
List of Spring 2016 Cardinals Care Grant Recipients:
|2000 Feet, Inc.||Lift for Life Gym|
|Aim High St. Louis||Loyola Academy of St. Louis|
|Almost Home||Mt. Sinai Development Corporation|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri||National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Section|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County||Our Lady of Guadalupe|
|Burlington Area YMCA||Peace For Kids|
|Burns Recovered Support Group||Pemiscot County Initiative Network|
|Catholic Urban Programs||Penuel Inc.|
|CHADS Coalition for Mental Health||Ready Readers|
|Circle Of Concern||Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support|
|Circus Arts Foundation||Sherwood Forest Camp Inc.|
|Circus Harmony||ShowMe Aquatics and Fitness|
|Covenant House Missouri||Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School|
|Dental Health Theatre Inc.||South City Open Studio and Gallery|
|Disabled Athlete Sports Association||Southeast Missouri Food Bank|
|Elizabeth Ann Seton Program||SouthSide Early Childhood Center|
|Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley Inc.||Springboard to Learning|
|Eye Care Charity of Mid-America||Sprog|
|Faith That Works||St. Cecilia School and Academy|
|Friends of The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Battered Women Inc.||St. Frances Cabrini Academy|
|Giant Steps of St. Louis Inc.||St. John Community Improvement Corporation|
|Girls in the Know||St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries|
|Good Shepherd Catholic School||St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People|
|Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery||St. Louis County Police Athletic League|
|Harambee Youth Training Corporation||Support Dogs Inc.|
|Helmets First||Team Central Gymnastic Academy|
|Humansville Booster Club||The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society|
|Illinois State Dental Society Foundation||Trailnet Incorporated|
|Jonesboro City Stars Booster Club||TREE House of Greater St. Louis|
|LCMS National Housing Support Corporation||U.S. VETS – Missouri|
|Lemay Child and Family Center||Whole Kids Outreach Inc.|
|Leu Civic Center||Wild Canid Survival and Research Center|