July 18, 2014

Homestand Highlights - July 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 18, 2014) – Fresh off the All-Star break, the Cardinals are home at Busch to kick off the second half of the season. The five-game homestand features three games with the Dodgers in their first visit to Busch since being eliminated in the 2013 NLCS as well as two games with the Tampa Bay Rays. The homestand is highlighted by Photo Day, a jersey giveaway, live music at Cardinals Nation, the Cardinals Wives’ Grab Bag event, Christmas in July and a visit from Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker. 

Friday, July 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15 p.m.)

  • 1964 World Champions Print: 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a replica newspaper print celebrating the Cardinals’ 1964 World Series victory. Presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (#CardsPromo)

  • Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: During the game, the Cardinal Wives will be selling grab bags of autographed baseballs to raise money for the Covering House, a local agency which provides a place of refuge and restoration for girls who have been victimized by sex trafficking or have been sexually exploited. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 2, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. Learn more at cardinals.com/wivescare. (#CardsWives) 

  • Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher, Danny Cox, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)  

  • Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle Ceremony: Twenty-eight lucky fans will be presented an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) at tonight’s game. Fans had the opportunity to win jerseys through a springtime raffle benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care hosted by the Cardinals and On the Run. Coupled with a $15,000 donation from Anheuser-Busch, the sponsors will present a $46,000 donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation before game time.

  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Rich Mahogany on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.

  • Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and on MLB Network outside the Cardinals’ home television territory.

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