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April 27, 2016

Cardinals announce new Saturday signings at the museum program

Fans Can Meet & Get Autographs From Former Players In The Cardinals Museum Before Every Saturday Home Game
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 27, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to announce Saturday Signings at the Museum, a new program held exclusively at the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum before each Saturday home game during the 2016 season where fans can meet and get an autograph from a former Cardinals player with valid admission to the museum.
“Saturday Signings at the Museum is another great way for fans to connect with their favorite former players and reminisce about their most celebrated Cardinals memories,” said Brian Finch, Manager of Stadium Tours & Museum Outreach.  “We are happy to have such a great group of Cardinals alumni who want to take part in the program and wish to remain close to the fans and the organization.”
In addition to having valid admission to the Cardinals Museum, fans must obtain a free autograph line ticket which will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Busch Stadium II Infield entrance to Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village on the day of each Saturday signing.  Players will sign for two hours prior to game time and fans will need to bring their own items to be autographed unless otherwise noted.  One autograph per ticket per guest.  Below is a full schedule for 2016 Saturday Signings at the Museum.  Fans can visit cardinals.com/museum for more details and scheduling.
Fans interested in the attending Saturday Signings should strongly consider joining the Hall of Fame & Museum Membership Program.  Individual ($50) or Family Membership ($85) options are available and membership benefits include unlimited museum admission for one year, guest passes, limited edition bobbleheads of Ken Boyer and Willie McGee, discounts to the Cardinals Authentics Shop & Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and access to select presales and member-only events.  Visit cardinals.com/membership for more information.
The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum within Cardinals Nation features one of the largest team-held collections in baseball.  The collection is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 20,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs.  This year’s special exhibition is “Farming the Business of Cardinals Baseball which celebrates the rich history of the franchise’s minor league system.  The Cardinals Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and remains open through the seventh inning on home game nights.  Visit cardinals.com/museum for more information.

2016 Saturday Signings at the Museum
Date
Signing Time
Player
April 30
10am-12pm
Glenn Brummer
May 7
10am-12pm
Bernard Gilkey
May 21
10am-12pm
Rick Horton
June 4
2pm-4pm
Danny Cox
June 18
11am-1pm
Tom Lawless
July 2
10am-12pm
TBD
July 16
2pm-4pm
Jack Clark
July 23
2pm-4pm
TBD
August 6
2pm-4pm
Kerry Robinson
August 27
10am-12pm
TBD
September 10
2pm-4pm
Kyle McClellan
October 1
11am-1pm
Brad Thompson


April 26, 2016

Registration now open for 12th annual Cardinals Kids Clinics

Kids Ages 7-13 Can Learn Baseball Fundamentals At Clinics Taught By Former Cardinals Players & Coaches 
 
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26, 2016 – Registration is now open for the 12th annual St. Louis Cardinals Kids Clinics presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
                Each year, Cardinals Kids Clinics provide all kids ages 7-13 with an opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from former Cardinals players and coaches at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis community.  Last year, nearly 1,500 kids participated in the clinics.
                The 2016 Kids Clinics schedule begins Wednesday, June 8, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and includes 14 dates around St. Louis.  For the second consecutive year, the Cardinals will host a clinic in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
                At each half-day clinic, several Cardinals alumni provide small group instruction on pitching, hitting, base-running and other baseball fundamentals.  All participants receive a Kids Clinics goodie bag complete with Cardinals t-shirt, cap and two tickets to a 2016 game, as well as baseball cards for a special autograph session with the alumni instructors and entry into prize drawings for great Cardinals items.
                For more information, or to register for a Kids Clinic, fans should visit cardinals.com/clinics.  Registration is $85 per camper and instructors will be named online at a later date. The full schedule follows:

Date
Clinic Location
Ages
7-9 year olds
10-13 year olds
7-13 year olds
7-13 year olds
7-9 year olds
10-13 year olds
7-9 year olds
10-13 year olds
7-13 year olds
7-13 year olds
7-9 year olds
10-13 year olds
7-9 year olds
10-13 year olds


About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a unique assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more.  The $4.6 billion company operates over 200 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based.  The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices.  For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

Cardinals to host Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive on May 1

Fans Encouraged To Donate Non-Perishable Food Items In Exchange For Cardinals Ticket Voucher


ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and Feeding Missouri to host the Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive before the Cardinals game versus the Washington Nationals on Sunday, May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballpark Village parking lot.
Fans who bring a non-perishable donation will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming Cardinals game (one voucher per person).  Donations collected at the event will be distributed to one of over 1,500 Feeding Missouri agencies located throughout the state and will be counted toward a statewide grand total of donations (in pounds) that will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
While most non-perishable donations are appreciated, some types of food items allow local pantries to best meet the needs of the communities they serve.  These items include: canned tuna and chicken, boxed or bagged pasta/rice, canned soup and chili, boxed crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, bottled jelly, granola/snack bars, fruit snacks and instant mashed potatoes.  Other non-perishable donations such as diapers, baby formula, toilet tissue and general hygiene products are welcomed as well. 
With nearly one in five Missourians receiving emergency food assistance each year, the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance recognize the need to obtain and distribute food to hungry Missouri neighbors.

April 25, 2016

Cardinals announce 7th annual Green Week at Busch Stadium

Week’s Events (April 29 – May 3) to Commemorate 46th Anniversary of Earth Day


ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 25, 2016 – After kicking off Green Week activities on Earth Day with an E-Cycling and General Donations Drive, the Cardinals have released the full schedule of events for the 7th Annual Green Week (#4AGreenerGame) at Busch Stadium happening Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 3.  Following is a listing of the week’s activities designed to promote recycling and energy efficiency both inside and outside of Busch Stadium.

Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 3
                The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes inside Busch Stadium gates before the games on Friday, April 29 through Monday, May 2.  Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together and drop them in the designated shoe collection bags.  Fans who are bringing shoes for donation should limit the size of any bags to 16” x 16” x 8” in dimension pursuant to Busch Stadium’s bag policy.  Shoeman Water Projects creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.
                On Monday, May 2, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice, in an on-field ceremony prior to the game.  Together, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies diverted nearly 78,000 pounds of unused food from concessions stands in Busch Stadium to Operation Food Search since 2010, which reduced the amount of waste going to landfills.  When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, slowing climate change while contributing to Operation Food Search’s efforts in feeding 200,000 of our neighbors in need.
                With the help of Ameren Missouri Pure Power, the Cardinals will offset energy consumption by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the duration of Green Week.  By purchasing RECs, the Cardinals will offset 100% of the energy used at Busch Stadium for the games during Green Week.
The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro is proud to join the St. Louis Cardinals and other partners for 2016 Green Week at Busch Stadium.  By transporting thousands of fans and stadium workers to and from each home game on MetroLink trains and MetroBus vehicles, together we are helping reduce air pollution by having fewer automobiles on the roadways.  It takes a team of partners and volunteers to go green and stay green, and Metro applauds and supports the Cardinals sustainability goals and recycling efforts inside and outside of the ballpark.
                During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl between innings to collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium.  In exchange for their services, the volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are done only between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans watching the game.  To volunteer, e-mail 4agreenergame@cardinals.com, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/green.
                Since the launch of 4 A Greener Game (#4AGreenerGame) in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 4,700 tons of solid waste from local landfills, and Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.  For instance:
o    The team has reduced energy use by 20% and water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.
o    37% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2015.
o    On average, five tons of trash are recycled at Busch Stadium each game.
o    550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.
                For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek.  For more information about 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green.  Join the conversation with #4AGreenerGame.