The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan is making its annual trip to Springfield on Friday, January 17. The Caravan will be held at Hammons Field in the Indoor Training Facility and is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. with doors opening at 12:00 p.m.
Emcee: Ricky Horton
Current Players: Jordan Hicks, Lane Thomas, Giovanny Gallegos, Junior Fernandez
Alumni: Tom Pagnozzi, Al Hrabosky
Admission for the Cardinals Caravan is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3-12). All admission proceeds will benefit the Shelly Sachs Foundation, assisting families fighting cancer. Lunch will be available for purchase at the event.
Coinciding with the afternoon program at Hammons Field, the Springfield Cardinals will have a Garage Sale featuring jerseys, helmets, bats and many other Cardinals collectibles used by some of your favorite players here in Springfield.
In addition to appearing at Hammons Field in the afternoon, the Caravan will also visit kids at Mercy Hospital.
On Friday evening, the Caravan will continue on to JQH Arena for the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, presented by Chevy Dealers of the Ozarks, where the players and Cardinals staff will sign autographs. A ticket to the Tournament of Champions will be required to attend the evening autograph session at JQH Arena, and times for the signing will be announced at a later date.
The St. Louis Cardinals will be implementing an Autograph Ticket system at each stop of the Caravan. The first 400 kids (15 and under) through the door on the day of the event will receive a free Autograph Ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.
The Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and the Quincy, Ill. stop.