Cardinals Care, FOX Sports Midwest and 20th Century FOX Home Entertainment dedicated a ball field for disabled children Thursday in Fenton, Mo. that was made possible by a $50,000 investment made in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the popular film “The Sandlot”. David Mickey Evans, the Director of the movie, and actor Patrick Renna who played Hamilton Porter, "The Great Hambino" were on hand for the festivities.
Watch video highlights from "The Sandlot" ball park dedication attended by David M. Evans and Patrick Renna
Aware of the strong baseball tradition in St. Louis, FOX Home Entertainment worked with FOX Sports Midwest and Cardinals Care to find an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Sandlot” by donating funds to renovate a local sandlot. FOX Home Entertainment established the Sandlot Baseball Field Program to coordinate baseball field renovations across the U.S. so that fans and baseball lovers will be able to enjoy their own “Sandlot” field. FOX Sports Midwest celebrities participated as celebrity bench coaches during the inaugural game on the field. .
This is the 21st youth ball field that Cardinals Care has dedicated. 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 incorporated in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 20 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.
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