(The Chirp) - Following a successful effort in 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals are once again encouraging the local fan base to support Cardinals Care by participating in "Cardinals RED for Kids."
The effort, which began last fall during the team's post season run, encouranges local businesses, schools and other organizations to make a donation to Cardinals Care in exchange for the opportunity to sport their Cardinal colors around the office on Opening Day.
"This is a great way to show your support for the team and help kids in our community as we commemorate the fifteen year anniversary of Cardinals Care," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "We hope to rally everyone as we celebrate the return of baseball with our reigning World Champion St. Louis Cardinals."
To participate, local businesses and organizations can log onto cardinals.com/red and download the registration form, choosing to participate for the Cardinals' April 4 season opener or the home opener on Friday, April 13.
Individual participants within the organization are then asked to pledge a modest donation to dress down and wear red in support of the Cardinals for the day. Companies can even make matching donations to support the cause. Schools are also encouraged to participate in Cardinals RED for Kids, but are not required to make a donation to get involved.
Participating schools, businesses and organizations are also encouraged to submit a creative photo showing their RED team spirit from the Rally Day. The photos will be displayed on cardinals.com
The organization that raises the most funds will receive 100 Cardinals tickets personally delivered to their office by Fredbird. Monies must be received by April 30th. Winners will be contacted directly to select their game. For more information, or to sign up for Cardinals RED for Kids, visit cardinals.com/red.