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Making the Game Count for Kids!
“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"

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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!
50 MLB Players Team Up to Provide over 4 Million Meals to Address Childhood Hunger Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
More than 20 million students in the United States and Canada rely on school-provided free or reduced-price meals. With schools shut down, players personally reached out to each other to collect donations as part of the Home Plate Project, a partnership between Major League Baseball, Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and Big League Impact.
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Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz Hosts Camp
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Cincinnati kids learn at football camp presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.
With football fans across the Cincinnati area still excited about the Bengals, Garth Brooks and Teammates For Kids hosted a football camp for 5th, 6th and 7th graders at Oyler School. While in Cincinnati for a Garth Stadium Concert at Paul Brown Stadium, Teammates welcomed 140 boys and girls to a football camp to learn from Muñoz, former Bengal Eric Ghiaciuc and football players from nearby Elder High School. Anthony Muñoz, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1998 was the third overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He became a starter in his rookie season and was the Bengals left tackle for 13 seasons and is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. We are also proud that Anthony is a member of the Teammates For Kids Board of Directors. Eric Ghiaiuc became a Teammate in 2007. He was a 4th round pick of the Bengals in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Central Michigan. Ghiaciuc played on the Offensive Line for the Bengals, Dolphins and Chargers. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Cincinnati, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Dominic Mitchell, Alexis Byndon, London Davis and Terrell Franklin. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.
Notre Dame Football Camp
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141 kids participate in sports camp as part of Garth’s Stadium Tour.
Teammates for Kids, and Garth Brooks joined forces again to bring a youth football camp to South Bend, Indiana on Friday, May 6th. One-Hundred and Forty-One 4th and 5th graders at Darden Elementary School, practiced their offensive and defensive gridiron skills under the direction of former NFL player Kyle Rudolph and the coaching staff. Rudolph has been a Teammate since 2012. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has been selected to two Pro Bowls. Kyle played for the New York Giants in 2021. We were also honored in 2018 when he hosted the SuperProCamp Vl with Garth in Minnesota prior to Super Bowl Lll. Teammates for Kids provides scholarships for all of the campers to attend for free and also presents the Good Teammate Award to those athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a TOTAL TEAMMATE--leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. At Notre Dame, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Kaisan Rouse, Nyla Love, Payton Kujawa and Tanner Hinton. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.
Super Bowl Champ Hosts Camp
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Kids in Baton Rouge enjoy Teammates football camp.
On April 29th, while in Baton Rouge for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert, Teammates For Kids hosted a football sports camp at Port Allen Middle School. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The 108 young football campers learned the skills of playing on the gridiron from former NFL Punter, Donnie Jones. Jones (a Teammate since 2004) won a BCS National Championship with Louisiana State University in 2003 and the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. Donnie played high school football in Baton Rouge and had a 15 year career in the NFL. We were also honored to have him host our Camp with Garth in Lafayette, LA in 2017. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognized the athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Baton Rouge, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: <strong>Caliyah Brown, Thomas Becker, Dwaynia Lowery and Del Rosario.</strong> Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to <strong>Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect</strong> into their lives on-and-off the field.
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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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