April 23, 2011

Cardinals pitch in with Tornado Relief Efforts

Team Pledges $30,000 to the American Red Cross to Help Families
ST. LOUIS (April 23, 2011) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that the team and

its charitable foundation Cardinals Care will make donations to the American Red Cross to assist

them with their efforts to help the families devastated by yesterday’s tornados in the St. Louis area.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and neighbors tonight,” said Bill DeWitt III,

the President of the Cardinals. “We want to do our part to immediately help these families begin the

process of rebuilding their lives.”

The team has pledged $30,000 to the American Red Cross, with $20,000 coming directly

from the Cardinals and $10,000 from the team’s charitable foundation Cardinals Care. The team

will make a formal check presentation to representatives of the American Red Cross prior to

tomorrow night’s game.

“Our hearts go out to each of these families and particularly the children,” said Michael Hall,

Vice President of Cardinals Care and Community Relations.

Cardinals Care is dedicated to caring for kids. Since it was founded in 1997, Cardinals Care

has distributed over $17 million to area non-profit youth organizations, built 19 youth ball fields in

local disadvantaged neighborhoods and currently serves over 4,000 kids as part of the Redbird

Rookies program.

Fans are encouraged to assist with the relief efforts and can learn more about helping the

American Red Cross at www.redcrossstl.org or calling 314.516.2800.