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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

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!
Teammate Joe Thomas Joins 2023 Hall of Fame Class
The NFL’s Iron Man, Joe Thomas (a Teammate since 2009) was selected to join the 2023 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The NFL’s Iron Man, Joe Thomas (a Teammate since 2009) was selected to join the Class of 2023 and will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Selected third overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, Joe started at left tackle all 16 games for the Browns his rookie season, finishing second in AP Offensive Rookie of the Year voting to Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. Known for his agility, strength and durability, he played an NFL record 10,363 consecutive snaps – a streak that ended Oct. 22, 2017, after suffering a triceps tear against the Tennessee Titans. Thomas allowed only 30 sacks in his remarkable career, despite facing several Hall of Fame sack specialists and many team’s top pass rushers. He was the first offensive lineman in NFL history to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons. His honors include: First-team All-Pro honors six seasons (2009-2011, 2013-15) and second-team All-Pro twice (2008, 2012) and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2010s. Well-known for his involvement in the community, he was selected as the Cleveland Browns’ Walter Payton Man of the Year three times (2010, 2012, 2016). Well deserved and congratulations Joe … we are proud to call you a Teammate!
Child Life Zones Send Birthday Wishes to Garth!
The Child Life Zones saluted Garth Brooks on his February 7th birthday. Click + to watch Videos.
The Child Life Zones saluted Garth Brooks on his February 7th birthday. The staffs, patients and families used the day to celebrate and say thank you to Garth for all he’s done to make the Zones an oasis in the hospitals. The gratitude was delivered as videos, artwork and songs … HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARTH! WATCH VIDEOS: Cook Children's Medical Center. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital Oklahoma Children's Hospital Phoenix Children's Riley Hospital for Children
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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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