Magazine article The New American

Charitable St. Louis Cardinals

Magazine article The New American

Charitable St. Louis Cardinals

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Matt Holliday and David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals are working with the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in a new program this baseball season called "Homers for Health."

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center is a not-for-profit pediatric medical center that treats children from across the United States and from countries around the world.

Holliday and Freese are asking fans to pledge money for each home run the Cardinals hit in 2012. According to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center website, all those who make donations will receive a Rally Tally Scorecard and a "Homers for Health" window cling. Generous donors who donate 50 cents or more per home run will also receive a photo from Holliday and Freese.

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"We know thousands of fans will step up to the plate with us and make a pledge. Together, we're going to help a lot of kids get back in the game," explained Freese on the website.

"This is an opportunity to make every home run hit this year by the Cardinals matter in the lives of kids," said Matt Holliday at a press conference at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. …

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