CELEBRATING 25 YEARS


Inaugural Press Conference (:22)
Larry Walker 1st Teammate (:38)
It's the Rule! (:33)
Garth Spring Training (:32)
Sports Camps • ProCamps (:36)
Challenger Little League (:43)
Home Plate Project (:26)
Stay in the Game (:37)
We Are All Teammates (:11)
The ZONE Players (:24)
IT ALL STARTED IN 1999


What sets Teammates for Kids apart from other non-profits is the small/unique team of donors that have supported our work since 1999. Ever since DAY 1 of our Foundation, 100% of the donations made to Teammates have gone directly to help kids in the areas of health, education, and inner-city services.

100% of the money goes to the KIDS, it’s not the goal, it’s the RULE!

THIS MONTH in HISTORY

January 7, 1999
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25 years ago today the Foundation was launched at a press conference in San Diego, CA
On January 7. 1999 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, Garth Brooks along with Major League Baseball players Tony Gwynn, Jason Kendall, Brian Hunter, and Wally Joyner announced at a national press conference the formation of the Touch’em All Foundaton. The Foundation would later change it’s name to the Teammates For Kids Foundation and in 25 years has generated almost $110 million in cash, scholarships and gifts in kind, to help children through over 900 charitable organizations in all 50 states, 10 Canadian Provinces and more than 60 countries around the world. Our thanks to the more than 5,000 professional athletes, the numerous private and corporate donors and friends who have stepped up to help make a difference in the lives of countless numbers of children in need. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAMMATES!!
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“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!
Teammates News and Stories

Teammate Hayward NFL Man of Year
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Cam Heyward was named the 2023 winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award at the NFL honors show in Las Vegas.
Cam Heyward was named the 2023 winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award at the NFL honors show in Las Vegas. A Teammate since 2016 and possibly the best Pittsburgh-born Steeler of all time rightfully earned the NFL honor, which is presented annually to the player who makes the most impactful difference on-and-off the field. In addition to being a Teammate, he created the Heyward House Foundation, is active with UPMC Children’s Hospital, Cafe Momentum and his own Craig’s Closet program, among others. Heyward returned to his hometown when the Steelers drafted him with the 31st overall pick in 2011, and he’s been chosen as an All-Pro defensive lineman four times, with three first-team nods. Heyward also has been a team captain since 2015. Cam closed his acceptance speech, “I know I can carry this on I can’t run as fast as Walter, and I won't try, but I’ll make sure I do my part.” We know you will and we are proud to call you our Teammate!
Mauer on His Way to Cooperstown
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Teammate Joe Mauer earns first ballot entry into the Hall of Fame.
Joe Mauer, a Teammate since 2006, was the first pick in the 2001 MLB draft. A local (St. Paul) high school hero he more than proved to the Minnesota Twins that he was the worthy No. 1 overall choice. Mauer won batting titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009, becoming the only catcher in history to lead his respective league in batting average on three separate occasions. Voted American League MVP after a sensational 2009 season, Mauer is one of six catchers ever with at least three Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Unusually tall for his position at 6-foot-5, Mauer batted .306 in a 15-year career spent entirely with the Twins, accumulating 2,123 hits and 143 home runs. He joined Johnny Bench and Ivan Rodriguez as the only catchers to be voted into the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. "I don't take this announcement lightly," said Mauer, “I have the utmost respect for the Hall of Fame and the players that went ahead of me and have done great things … I can't wait to get there and show my kids some of the history of this game -- this beautiful game." The voters got it right Joe, we are proud to call you our Teammate!
Alejandro Bedoya wins MLS Honor
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Teammate Named Recipient of the 2023 Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award.
Major League Soccer and Audi of America announced Alejandro Bedoya of the Philadelphia Union the recipient of the 2023 Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award. The honor is awarded to players for charitable and social impact work that creates sustainable communities, fosters equity and inclusion, and enriches the lives of those in need across the U.S. and Canada. “I’m proud to receive this coveted award and to be recognized for my efforts to help drive positive change in the Philadelphia community, a cause that is of great importance to me,” said Bedoya, a Teammate since 2017. “I’m honored to be in the company of the other finalists for this award as well as all players who use their platforms to prioritize driving progress in their communities. We are all making a difference in the areas that mean so much to us.” A highly respected leader in MLS and in global soccer, Bedoya helped his club earn a spot in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs. A star in Philadelphia since he joined the club in 2016, Bedoya has led the team to the playoffs every season. Congratulations Alejandro … we are proud 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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