“This is the most important thing I've ever done!”
- Garth Brooks
Teammates for Kids began in 1999 with the love and support of 67 Major League Baseball players who made a pledge to help kids.
Since then, over 4,700 professional athletes from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, rodeo and racing have joined our team.
"Once a Teammate ... Always a Teammate"
100% of All Money Donated Goes to the Kids
Quite simply, Teammates for Kids exists to do everything we can to help kids. It’s that simple and that important! We accomplish our goals by partnering professional athletes, corporations, celebrities and now, for the first time, individuals from the private sector.
Because the foundation’s overhead expenses are privately funded, 100% of all money donated goes to the kids.
That’s not the goal ... it’s the rule!
Teammates News and Stories
Teammate Lorenzen Throws No-Hitter
Michael Lorenzen throws 14th no-hitter in Philadelphia Phillies history.
A Teammate since 2016, Lorenzen struck out five, walked four and improved to 2-0 since he was acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline. The crowd of 30,406 erupted when a fly ball was caught to end his first career complete game in 2 hours and 9 minutes, he was then mobbed by his teammates in a rowdy celebration near the plate.
An All-Star this season for the Tigers, Lorenzen proved he can play a key role in leading the Phillies back to the postseason.
Later, he left Citizens Bank Park with an amazing souvenir from the no-no: Philadelphia’s grounds crew dug up the rubber and presented it the pitcher in the clubhouse.
CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL … we are proud to call you a Teammate!
Congrats to the Golden Knights
Four Teammates lead Vegas to first Stanley Cup.
The first-time owner Bill Foley Brayden McNabb spoke about the Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup in year one, "Playoffs in three. Cup in six."
From one perspective, it was an understandable goal from an enthusiastic new owner. From another, Foley's timeline was completely unreal. There had been only six franchises in NHL history that required six or fewer seasons to win their first Stanley Cup.
But it's not so unreal now, after seeing the Golden Knights skate the Stanley Cup in front of their jubilant fans Tuesday night.
The four Teammates that helped bring the Cup to the desert:
Phil Kessel (Teammate since 2006) was the 5th overall pick in 2006 by the Boston Bruins and is now a three-time Stanley Cup Champion after winning back-to-back titles with the Penguins.
Alex Pietrangelo (Teammate since 2010) the 4th overall pick in 2008 by the St. Louis Blues, Alex scored the cup-winning goal leading the Blues to their first Stanley Cup in 2019.
Reilly Smith (Teammate since 2016) was a 2009 pick by the Dallas Stars, this Alternate Captain scored the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Golden Knights.
Mark Stone (Teammate since 2015), the Golden Knights Captain was a 2010 pick of the Ottawa Senators. A key part of the 2023 playoff run, Mark scored a hat-trick in the Cup clinching game 5 … only the 3rd player in NHL history to do so.
CONGRATULATIONS CHAMPIONS … we are proud to call you our Teammates!
Teammate Andrew Heaney ties AL Record
Texas Rangers left-hander strikes out nine consecutive batters against Royals.
A Teammate since 2016, Andrew Heaney tied the record on Monday, April 10 during an 11-2 win against Kansas City. He matched the record shared by Tyler Alexander and Doug Fister, who both pitched for the Detroit Tigers.
The Major League record for consecutive strikeouts is 10, held by Tom Seaver (Mets), Aaron Nola (Phillies) and Corbin Burnes (Brewers).
"I felt like I owed it to the guys, owed it to the fans, to myself to be better than what I was," Heaney said, referencing his rocky outing in his Rangers debut last week.
We were honored to have Andrew co-host our Teammates ProCamp with Garth in Anaheim, CA on Sept. 17, 2016.
Child Life Zones
A Child Life Zone is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic play area inside a hospital where pediatric patients and their families can play, learn, laugh, and relax. Child life specialists teach patients about their illness, what to expect during treatment, and they provide support to patients and their families before, during, and after procedures.
Playing in a ZONE turns patients into KIDS!
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Happy Birthday Garth
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