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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"

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 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. CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW!
Teammate Adam Wainwright sings Opening Day national anthem
The St. Louis Cardinals great performed The Star-Spangled Banner before beginning his final MLB season.
The St. Louis Cardinals great performed The Star-Spangled Banner before beginning his final MLB season. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright (a Teammate since 2004) performed The Star-Spangled Banner before his team's Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays, singing the national anthem to begin his final season as a Major League Baseball player. Wainwright's performance allowed the Cardinals to feature Wainwright on Opening Day as he recovers from a groin strain sustained during the World Baseball Classic. Wainwright invoked his inner Garth Brooks as he was introduced by the P.A. at Busch Stadium as "one of the most up-and-coming singers from right here in St. Louis," and received a warm and rousing ovation from the crowd as he begins his 18th and final continuous season of playing for the Cardinals. The third-oldest player in the Major Leagues at age 41, Wainwright has more than earned his place in St. Louis history. A three-time All-Star, Wainwright was a key contributor to the Cardinals' 2006 World Series title, closing out both the NLCS and World Series with strikeouts to win it all. Wainwright has also been a two-time Golden Glove winner, a Silver Slugger award winner, and the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. Teammates was proud to partner with Wainwright’s, Big League Impact to launch The Home Plate Project. The league-wide initiative supported by all 30 MLB clubs and over 50 Major League players provided more than 4 million meals to students, fighting childhood hunger in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Great job Adam! Watch Video
Shane Steichen New Indianapolis Head Coach
Congratulations for being selected to take the reins of the Colts.
Shane Steichen (a Teammate since 2017) was named the Indianapolis Colts new head coach 2 days after leading the Eagles offense in the Super Bowl. The former Philadelphia offensive coordinator beat out 13 other candidates and is poised to bring success back to the Colts. “Shane just knocked it out of the park and really showed the qualities the put him above during the whole process as our man,” owner Jim Irsay said. The hope is that Steichen can replicate some of his past success, such as the passing attack he developed with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020 and the multifaceted approach he displayed with the Eagles the past two seasons. "I give a lot of credit to Coach Steichen for what he's been for me these last two years, the things he's taught me," said Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts. "For what he's been for me and this team as a motivator, as a leader, as a coach, as a coordinator, I think he's been the world to us. When you win, you want to give other people opportunities to chase their dreams, and that's something he's been able to do, and I know he's going to do a great job in Indianapolis." Congratulations Coach … we’re honored that you are a Teammate!
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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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