ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 17, 2013) - Registration is underway for the Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic that will be held Tuesday, June 11th at Forest Park Golf Course in St. Louis.
The 24th annual tournament hosted by Cardinals Care, was recently renamed the "Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic" as a tribute to former Cardinal Ted Savage who started the tournament to help kids in the St. Louis community who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program. RBI is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program designed to increase participation in baseball among underserved youth, encourage academic achievement and preparation, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the game, and teach the value of teamwork.
"Ted Savage is the perfect ambassador for RBI -- a living model for everything the program strives to achieve," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "Ted grew up locally playing baseball in his neighborhood before embarking on a successful career in baseball as a player and front office executive."
The golf classic promises an impressive roster of celebrity participants including the likes of Whitey Herzog, Lou Brock, Andy Benes, and several other former Cardinals Players. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and features first, second, and third place teams in each round. In addition to breakfast, lunch, beer, soda and snacks, each participant will go home with a goody bag. For sponsorship information, registration or other information, please contact Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or visit cardinals.com/rbigolf.
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 20 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois. In 2013, Cardinals Care celebrates the 10th anniversary of the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Join the conversation with #cardscare and #SavageRBIgolf.