Go to Bat for Kids


A Cardinals game is so much more than baseball, especially for children.

It’s cheering when our Redbirds take the field. It’s hoping for a visit from Fredbird. It’s the National Anthem. Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Seventh Inning Stretch. It’s the way hotdogs somehow taste better at the ballpark!

Imagine a child – a child who might not otherwise have the opportunity – taking it all in for the first time.

Go to Bat for Kids is a beloved tradition, now 20 years strong, that has brought smiles to the faces of tens of thousands of children served by Catholic Charities agencies. And it’s made possible by people like you.

We’re hosting six games this season and at each, one young guest will experience the thrill of throwing out a ceremonial pitch. Adding to the magic this year, our June 20 guests can participate in an on-field pregame Catholic Charities parade!  

We invite you to step up to the plate and Go to Bat for Kids. Sponsoring a child is just $26 and includes admission, hot dog, and soda. If you can help create memories for one or more child, please donate today.

Kids. Cards. Catholic Charities. A winning combination!

Thanks to Great Southern Bank who will again serve as the Go to Bat for Kids Presenting Sponsor, and to the family of Stan and Lil Musial for allowing us to offer the Stan and Lil Musial Tribute giving level, recognizing those who give $2,500 or more. Giving levels are available starting at $250.