“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
Congratulations to Teammates Scott Rolen and Fred McGriff
Rolen (Teammate since 2001) and McGriff (Teammates since 2000) are the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
Rolen (Teammate since 2001) and McGriff (Teammates since 2000) are the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will join 11 other Teammates in Cooperstown.
Congrats to Teammate Paul Goldschmidt
St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman wins 2022 National League MVP Award.
Paul Goldschmidt, Teammate since 2012, took home his first MVP honor, receiving 22 of 30 first-place votes and eight seconds for 380 points from a Baseball Writers' Association of America panel.
It's the sixth time in Goldschmidt's 12-year career that he has finished in the top six in voting for the award. He is the fifth player to win his first career MVP at age 35 or older and the first since Dennis Eckersley in 1992.
"I think definitely as you age, you have to adapt, and that's some of what I've tried to do. I've tried to get ahead of it," Goldschmidt said in an interview on MLB Network. "You can't just try to do the same thing you did the year before. But yeah, kind of the stigma that as you get older, you're going to keep getting worse. I mean, nobody likes that. They don't like being told you can't do something, so it's definitely motivation.''
For the season, he hit .317 with 35 home runs and 115 RBIs, ranking third in the NL in batting average, fifth in home runs and second in RBIs, as he helped lead the Cardinals to an NL Central Division title.
Since becoming a Teammate in 2012 Paul and his wife Amy have been active in the Foundation. While he played for the Diamondbacks, they were regulars at the Phoenix Children’s Zone and also hosted a Baseball Teammates ProCamp with Garth.
Congratulations Paul … we’re proud to call you a Teammate!
Good Luck to All of Our World Cup Teammates
Six Teammates part of US Men’s National Team in Qatar 2022.
When the United States kicks off their 2022 World Cup campaign against Wales on Monday, November 21, six Teammates will be part of the squad. The 26-man roster announced last week by Coach Gregg Berhalter will face tough competition from Wales, England and Iran as they hope to advance out of the Group B stage.
The following TEAMMATES will represent the United States in Qatar:
Sean Johnson GK NYCFC, Teammate since 2010
Tim Ream D - Fulham, Teammate since 2010
Aaron Long D - NY Red Bulls, Teammate since 2016
Walker Zimmerman D - Nashville SC, Teammate since 2015
Kellyn Acosta M - LAFC, Teammate since 2013
Tyler Adams M - Leeds United, Teammate since 2017
- Tyler hosted the Teammates soccer ProCamp with Garth on Dec. 2017 with Garth.
The squad also features forward Gio Reyna, son of Teammate (2007) Claudio Reyna.
We're proud to call you all Teammates for everything you do on and off the pitch!
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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Jason C. Grahame
P.O. Box 461315
Denver, CO 80246
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