All proceeds from the 24th annual Winter Warm-Up benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation supporting kids.
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in the St. Louis community. Cardinals Care has invested over $26 million to support St. Louis area children.
Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has provided over $14 million in grants to non-profit youth organizations and built 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois. Since 2004, Cardinals Care has also orchestrated the innovative Redbird Rookies program. Redbird Rookies is a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.