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St. Louis Cardinals give back with Red Bird Rookies program

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The program also hopes to expose kids to broader opportunities like health education, dental and vision screenings, and cultural arts. The program also hopes to expose kids to broader opportunities like health education, dental and vision screenings, and cultural arts.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Cardinals are giving children the chance to play the classic game of baseball through Cardinals Care's Red Bird Rookies program.

The program brings kids together with volunteers who teach the children how to not only play ball, but to help them build baseball fields within their communities. More than four-thousand kids have enrolled in the program over the last 11 years. The children age anywhere from 5-13 years-old.

The program also hopes to expose kids to broader opportunities like health education, dental and vision screenings, and cultural arts.

“We want them to play baseball, we want to them to understand baseball but it's more teaching them other things. We have a health fair for them where there's a lot of screenings,” said Vice President of Cardinals Community Relations Michael Hall.

Fundraising is a key part of what the team's community fund does. Cardinals Care's biggest fundraisers include the 6-K Run in September, Winter Warm Up in January and the relatively new 50-50 raffle during weekend games at Busch Stadium.

KMOV is proud to be the media partner at the Cardinals Care 6-K this fall that will be dedicated to the original number 6, Stan Musial.

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