During the weeks leading up to the game against the Chicago Cubs, fans were offered a steal on tickets: pay $40 versus the normal $88.80, with partial proceeds benefitting the Army’s vital services and programs. Fans responded enthusiastically, purchasing all 500 available tickets.
Prior to the game, The Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Division in Chicago and Midland Division in St. Louis had a friendly competition to see who would throw the first pitch at the game. Cubs fans were asked to text MYCUBS and Cardinals fans were asked to text MYCARDS to 80888 to make a $10 donation to their respective Salvation Army. It was no surprise the Midland Division received the most votes, and Major Phil Aho – General Secretary of Programs – threw the ceremonial first pitch.
In the end, sponsors fans of both the Cardinals and Cubs came together to support The Salvation Army and its mission to “Do the Most Good” in our community.
Night at the Ballpark was made possible by generous support from sponsors HBD Construction and Building Stars.
There’s still time for you to go to bat for The Salvation Army by texting MYCARDS to 80888 to make a $10 donation that will help us give local, struggling families the support they need to survive.