Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cardinals Care, media outlets contribute $300,000 for Joplin kids

The Teams Unite for Joplin fundraiser, held while the Kansas City Royals were playing at St. Louis, raised more than $200,000 from Cardinals Care and an additional $100,000 from Fox Sports Midwest and KMOX Radio:

"This was a team effort all the way around, with everyone joining in to help Joplin," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Cardinals Care. "Tony La Russa, Whitey Herzog and Lou Brock deserve co-MVPs for each agreeing to double their contribution to help the kids of Joplin."

Each agreed to double their auction experience contributions as Cardinals Care was able to convince three under bidders to match the winning bids on three VIP experiences.

"It is also important to recognize our Winter Warm-Up hotel partner the Hyatt Regency St. Louis, as well as Kyle McClellan, Mike Matheny, Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Al Hrabosky, Dan McLaughlin and Rick Horton for generously supporting this important effort," Hall said.

For the first time, Cardinals Care also collected donations via text message with thousands of fans texting to support the effort.

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