This year, Matt Holliday and Allen Craig have two surprise teammates joining Homers for Health. Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright have decided they want in on the charitable efforts and are rallying the pitchers together in K's for Kids! Fans can choose to pledge per home run hit or strikeout thrown by the Cardinals in the 2014 season. Plus, this year Matt has announced Holliday's Heroes to honor the most generous donors to Homers for Health. Check it out HERE!
Click below to decide if you are with the hitters or the pitchers! (Click HERE to read the press release.)
Watch episode 2 of the Homers for Health Saga below!
Homers for Health is a fan engaging home run pledge program created in 2012 by St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee (a member of our Board of Governors) who want to share the mission of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with Cardinal Nation. To date more than $1 Million has been raised to help benefit the sick and injured children who come to us in need of care.
Fans can pledge as little as .25 cents for every home run the St. Louis Cardinals hit in the regular season. Just after each home run is hit and the fireworks go off, the ribbon boards and scoreboard signage switch over to Homers for Health, showcasing the program at the height of the in-stadium home run celebration.
In it's first year of 2012, Matt Holliday and his teammate David Freese led Cardinal Nation to raise $480,000 to help build a child-friendly Imaging and Diagnostic Center at the hospital. The Imaging Center provides patients the lowest dose radiation and children can watch their favorite movie on a flat-panel screen in the CT suite and also select a colored theme for the room. Thanks to our Homers for Health donors, patients are more relaxed and the number of patients requiring sedation has significantly reduced.
In 2013 Homers for Health pledges poured in from 38 states, Scotland, Australia and China making each of the 125 home runs cracked off the bat of Cardinals players worth$4,313. New H4H chair Allen Craig joined Matt Holliday and David Freese in raising a grand total of $539,125 for the kids at Cardinal Glennon through pledges, Game Ball Relay (GBR13) and Homers for Health activities in schools across the area.