January 18, 2013

On all three days of the Cardinals Winter Warm-up

All Three Days
Second Floor:
On the second floor of the Hyatt, fans will be able to play interactive games, find collectible memorabilia and baseball cards, meet Fredbird and listen to informative presentations by Cardinals executives.

Fourth Floor: On the fourth floor, fans will be able to meet their favorite players at the autograph tables, shop the Cardinals Care Store, Cardinals Publications, Team Store and Authentics, and visit booths for Tony La Russa’s ARF Foundation, Stan the Man, Inc. the Lou Brock Foundation and more.

Cardinals Care Store: Open throughout the weekend, the Cardinals Care Store is stocked full of Cardinals memorabilia such as discounted baseball caps, team-issued apparel, t-shirts, game-worn jerseys, toys, grab bags, books, autographed photos and bats, lapel pins and more. Fans can even purchase photos for collecting player autographs and baseball cases for your new autographed collectibles. Also, any fan that purchased an autograph ticket for a pre-signed baseball from Bob Gibson, Jason Motte and Ozzie Smith may redeem their ticket at the Cardinals Care Store to receive their autographed item.

Cardinals Magazine: Fans are encouraged to visit the Cardinals Magazine table during Winter Warm- Up and take advantage of an exclusive offer: Purchase a subscription to Cardinals Magazine for just $35 and take home a FREE ticket voucher to a 2013 home game AND receive one entry into a drawing for a 2012 game-worn jersey from Jackie Robinson Day. In addition, customers who spend at least $25 at the table will receive an entry for the jersey. Other items for sale include 2011 Collectible Commemoratives from the World Championship season, an extensive collection of past issues of Cardinals Magazine – perfect for autographs at the show – and the Official 2013 Cardinals Calendar.
Authentics and Personalized Bats: Cardinals Authentics – the only official source of memorabilia directly from the team – will be selling unique game-used, limited-edition and autographed collectibles at their booth. Fans can also buy a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Each bat, which comes in two sizes, can feature up to three lines of custom text and two logos, including the exclusive 2013 Winter Warm-Up logo and new "St. Louis" alternate jersey logo. 30% of all personalized bat sales will benefit Cardinals Care.

Busch Stadium Tours: Guided tours of Busch Stadium will be offered during the 2013 Winter Warm-Up each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every half-hour. These tours will be offered at the regular tour prices, but include a stop inside the Cardinals Clubhouse. It’s the only time each year the Cardinals’ locker room is open to tours. For ticket prices, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/tours. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care.

Busch Stadium Team Store: The Busch Stadium Team Store will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Winter Warm-Up. Fans will also be able to stop by the official Team Store booth at Winter Warm-Up where they can shop a large selection of discounted merchandise and stock up on autograph gear like permanent markers, photos, bats and balls.

Cardinals Care Raffle: Throughout the weekend, Cardinals fans can purchase raffle tickets for $5 for a chance to win a pair of 2013 Season tickets valued at over $3,000. The drawing takes place on the Main Stage between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, January 21. Need not be present to win. For $1, fans can also purchase Cardinals scratch-off tickets for the chance to win a David Freese or Carlos Beltran autograph. Both the raffle and scratch-off tickets can be purchased from roaming volunteers or at the Admissions and Autograph Tickets Sales table on Level 2 of the Hyatt.

Green Team: The team’s "4 A Greener Game" initiative will have a booth where fans can register to join the Cardinals Green Team – a group of volunteers who collect recyclables from fans throughout each game at Busch Stadium. In exchange for volunteering, fans are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium and be entered into a monthly drawing for prizes such as autographed items, memorabilia and tickets to an upcoming game.
Gloves 4 Troops (#Gloves4Troops): Throughout the weekend, the Cardinals are urging fans to donate new or gently used baseball gloves in support of the "Gloves 4 Troops" effort organized by Cardinals minor league infielder Vance Albitz who hopes to collect at least a thousand baseball gloves and balls by Spring Training. "Gloves 4 Troops" is a volunteer effort organized by Albitz, an infielder with the Springfield Cardinals, who has already collected over 200 gloves to send to U.S. troops currently serving overseas. Fans can learn more at www.gloves4troops.com, and donate gently used gloves at a number of collection bins set up around the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, with the help of Cardinals Care and Rawlings.

Social Media: Throughout the Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up, fans can stay connected by following the Cardinals on Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (Facebook.com/Cardinals) and Instagram (Cardinals) for the latest news, event updates and behind-the-scenes content. Each day, the team will have contests for both fans at the event and at home, Twitter Interviews with players, exclusive videos, photos and more. Fans should join the conversation, and share their own photos and experiences by using the hashtags #WWU, #CardsCaravan, #Gloves4Troops and #CardinalsCare.