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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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Congrats to ZACK STEFFEN for being the first American to win the Premier League title.
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Zack has been a Teammate since 2017 when he was playing for the Columbus Crew SC of MLS.
Manchester City recently won their 7th League title. Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, he has been a Teammate since 2017 when he was playing for the Columbus Crew SC of MLS. In 2015 Zack signed a professional contract with German club SC Freiburg after playing two seasons at the University of Maryland. The goalkeeper returned to the United States in 2016, signing with Columbus Crew SC. After 4 seasons in MLS he signed with Manchester City. He has made 21 appearances for the USMNT.
Teammate Wade Miley Throws No-Hitter
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Congrats to WADE MILEY for throwing the 4th No-Hitter this season and 309th in MLB history.
Congrats to WADE MILEY for throwing the 4th No-Hitter this season and 309th in MLB history. The Cincinnati Reds left-hander first became a Teammate in 2013 when he was pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 1st round draft pick in 2008 played college baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University. In his 11th season in big leagues, the Louisiana native also played for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros.
Phoenix Zone Teams Up With the Diamondbacks
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It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever!
It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever! While driving a robot from his hospital room at Phoenix Children’s, Eddie went on a grand slam tour at Chase Field – home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. From joining a press conference to checking out the clubhouse to talking with his favorite players at batting practice, emotions were charged. When asked what it was like, Eddie expressed, “Surreal, awesome, a once in a lifetime thing!” The Child Life Zone team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, along with the Diamondbacks organization, have been strategizing how to utilize OhmniLabs robots with the hope of brightening hospital stays for patients and families. Working together, they are implementing innovative ways to give patients opportunities to make inspiring connections that extend beyond the walls of their hospital rooms. Eddie’s grandma, Mary Smith, shared, “Eddie’s visit with Torey Lovullo (Manager), Pat O’Connell (Director of Player and Media Relations), along with several players like David Peralta, Pavin Smith, and Eduardo Escobar, will always be one of his greatest stories! He cried he was so happy. It made his life!” WATCH VIDEO
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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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