Cardinals, fans and TV station join up to help kids

August 10, 2013 by  

KMOV, a St. Louis, Missouri television station, is sponsoring a 6K run called ‘Cardinals Care’.

Like many professional sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals are involved in their community; in this case through their community foundation. Cardinals Care funds programs for young people in various fields, including education, the arts, education, health, and recreation.

To raise the funds necessary, the team is holding its fourth annual 6K run. The Cardinals Care foundation will distribute the funds raised at the event to local non-profit organizations that benefit young people.

The run has a theme: Stan ‘The Man’ Musial – a legendary baseball Hall of Famer who played for the Cardinals his entire major league career, spanning the years 1941-1963, with a hiatus in 1945 and 1946 when he served in the U.S. Navy. Musial earned a .331 lifetime batting average, as well as hitting 475 home runs in his career. His playing has inspired legions of youngsters and he seems a fitting choice given that the event stresses the importance of fitness and good health.

The run is slated to take place August 18 starting at 8.06 a.m. The starting line has yet to be determined, but the race ends on the field of Busch Stadium, the home of the Cardinals. Further information is available on the Cardinals Care website.

Race organizers could work with a poster printing company to create colorful posters for display throughout the area. These could be sold later as souvenirs of the event.