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Making the Game Count for Kids!
Empowering Kids to be Kids with Child Life Zones, Teammates Sports Camps, Stay in the Game and the Home Plate Project.
Empowering Kids to be Kids with Child Life Zones, Teammates Sports Camps, Stay in the Game and the Home Plate Project.
“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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Inspirational T-shirts, like the one Garth wore on "Garth & Trisha Live: A Holiday Concert Event," now available exclusively at garthbrooks.com

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT GARTH’S TEAMMATES FOR KIDS CHILD LIFE ZONE NETWORK. Read More

Less then 35 shirts still available.

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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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Teammates News and Stories

Teammate Dan Campbell named Lions Head Coach
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Congratulations to Dan Campbell ... who has been a Teammate since 2007.
Congratulations to Teammate Dan Campbell who officially became the Detroit Lions Head Coach on January 20, 2021. Campbell has been a Teammate since 2007. Campbell brings 22 years of NFL experience to the Lions, including 11 years as a coach and 11 as a player. He most recently served as the assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints, a position he held since 2016. Campbell entered the NFL coaching ranks following an 11-year playing career with the New York Giants (1999-2002), Dallas Cowboys (2003-05), Detroit Lions (2006-08) and New Orleans Saints (2009). A third-round selection by the New York Giants in the 1999 NFL Draft, the former tight end appeared in 114 total career games (76 starts) and caught 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. He becomes the fifth former Lions player to be named full-time head coach for the team and the first since Joe Schmidt, who played for Detroit from 1953-65 and served as head coach from 1967-72. A Clifton, Texas native, Campbell attended Texas A&M, where he was a four-year letterman for the Aggies and majored in agricultural development. Campbell and his wife, Holly, have a son, Cody, and a daughter, Piper.
“Love ... will not be cancelled” T-Shirt Sale Raises $65,000.
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Thank you to everyone who purchased a “Love ... will not be cancelled” t-shirt.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a “Love ... will not be cancelled” t-shirt, generating $65,000 for the Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone Network!  Sales will continue while supplies last.  Only 35 shirts remain. The t-shirts are available exclusively in the store at garthbrooks.com for $25. Sales began in December, after Garth wore one of the shirts during “Garth & Trisha Live: A Holiday Concert Event” on CBS.  Garth’s Teammates for Kids Foundation currently supports a network of 13 Child Life Zones in children’s hospitals across the country.  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. Photos are of Child Life Zone staffers proudly wearing their shirts as they receive the COVID vaccine.
PUPPYatrics at San Antonio Zone
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The Children's Hospital of San Antonio has now grown by four furry feet!
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio has now grown by four furry feet! Recently, our hospital welcomed a facility dog. The pup named Marcus is the first member of the PUPPYatrics team in our hospital's Child Life Department. Marcus is a lab/golden mix, is two years old and was generously donated by: Asher and Zoe Reilly and the Reilly Family Foundation. He came to us from the organization Canine Assistants and its Children's Hospital Initiative. The dogs from this program are not like others from normal therapy dog programs. Because of their specialized teaching and calm disposition, these dogs are allowed special access to patients in almost all areas of the hospital. A facility dog serves many roles, including: • Providing emotional support and comfort to patients and their families to aid in coping with the stressors of hospitalization; • Normalizing the hospital environment; • Helping patients reach their treatment goals by providing support during procedures, encouraging movement, and promoting play; • Providing support for pain management; • Providing support to staff to aid in reducing caregiver fatigue and increasing morale; and • Offering a sense of unconditional love and acceptance "After months of preparation and training, we are thrilled to have Marcus here at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio," said Allison Sharawi, Facility Dog Coordinator. "Our newest associate is a win-win for our patients and associates. Marcus will make hospitalizations easier for the children and their families, while boosting the spirits of our amazing teams during these challenging times." Marcus is already making a huge impression at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. During his first few days, he met associates and patients, explored the hospital, and received a Blessing of the Paws from our Spiritual Care team. Learn more about our new PUPPYatrics Program and follow the adventures of Marcus on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/puppyatrics
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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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