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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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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!
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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Former Royal Leads KC Baseball Camp
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Teammate Alex Gordon enthusiastically shared his Gold Glove skills with the kids.
On August 7 while in Kansas City for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert, Teammates For Kids hosted a baseball sports camp at Kauffman Stadium. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young baseball campers, from the Kansas City Royals Urban Youth Leagues, learned the skills of playing on the diamond from former Major Leaguer Alex Gordon. Alex Gordon (a Teammate since 2007), was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. A member of the Royals’ 2015 World Series Championship team, Gordon won eight Gold Glove Awards, four Fielding Bible Awards and a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year. Alex retired in 2020 after playing his entire Major League career for Kansas City. 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 Kansas City, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Graylee Davis, age 9; Carolina Droge, age 10; and Larissa Zaragoza, age 12. 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.
Hospitalized Kids Run the Bases at Dodger Stadium
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OhmniBot Telepresence Robots take the patients to the park to meet the players.
Patients got a robot-eye view of home plate and chatted with Dodger players while “running” the bases via a tablet from their hospital beds. As a part of The Child Life Zone Network, the Chase Child Life Program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has two OhmniBot Telepresence robots that help pediatric patients feel a little less isolated during their hospital stay.
Floor Hockey Sports Camp in Nashville
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Former NHL Goalie Chris Mason teaches the game to the kids.
On July 31, while in Nashville for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert at Nissan Stadium, Teammates For Kids hosted a floor hockey sports camp at Nashville Inner City Ministry. Coaches at the camp taught hockey fundamentals to the young athletes under the keen-eye of former NHL Goaltender Chris Mason. Mason was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 1995 NHL Draft out of the WHL Prince George Cougars. The former Goalie was on the roster for the Predators, Blues, Thrashers and Jets in the NHL. After his retirement in 2015, Chris joined the Nashville Predators Radio Network as a color commentator. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young hockey players represented the Nashville Predators, Backfield in Motion, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Caring Hearts Mexico, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Middle Tennessee. 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 Nashville, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Nicholas Jones, age 7; BJ Tate, age 12; and Greedy Sanchez, age 11. 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.
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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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