Today Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced that tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT tickets for the Cardinals 19th Annual Winter Warm-Up will be on sale. Tickets can be bought at cardinals.com/winterwarmup and the event will be held from January 17th-19th at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Since its establishment in 1997, Cardinals Care has donated almost $20 million to to support non-profit youth organizations in disadvantaged areas of St. Louis. They have also built 21 youth baseball fields in these areas as well.
Normally I don’t post about fundraisers, but this event allows fans to meet offseason acquisitions Jason Heyward, Matt Belisle, Mark Reynolds and Jordan Walden for the first time, which is pretty cool. While some player’s autographs will be free, with an additional purchase of an autograph ticket (specific donation depending on the player) fans can receive autographs from new Cardinals as well as members of last year’s team. Over 60 current and former players will be on hand for the event and autograph donation amounts and times can be found by clicking on the above link.