Registration is underway for the Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic hosted by Cardinals Care that will be held Tuesday, June 10th at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.
Former Cardinal Ted Savage started the tournament 25 years ago 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.
The golf classic promises an impressive roster of celebrity participants including Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Whitey Herzog, as well as Alan Benes, Glenn Brummer, Bernard Gilkey and several other former Cardinals. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. and features first, second and third place teams. In addition to donuts, coffee, juice, beer, soda, water, snacks and lunch, each participant will go home with a goody bag. For sponsorship information, registration or other information, contact Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or visit cardinals.com/rbigolf. Join the conversation with #CardsCare and #SavageRBIgolf.
"The Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic is a day of golf, good times and giving back," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "We hope fans can come out to the course and enjoy a game of golf knowing they're fostering the growth of young ballplayers on and off the field."
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care's 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.