Cardinals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield partner on school supply and book drives this month

By Springfield Cardinals | August 9, 2018 12:26 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - To help Missouri children prepare for the upcoming school year, the Springfield Cardinals are excited to partner with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to hold two charitable drives at Hammons Field this season - the school supply drive on Aug. 14 and a book drive on Aug. 28.

The charitable drives exemplify the Cardinals and Anthem's dedication and commitment to supporting and fostering the importance of education throughout our community.

All fans that donate to the drives may purchase a discounted $1 ticket to the Springfield Cardinals home game taking place that day.

The Cardinals take on the San Antonio Missions at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, the day of the school supply drive, which will benefit the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. The list of preferred items from the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools includes:

-24-count Crayola crayons
-12-count Crayola washable markers
-Wide ruled composition books
-Wide ruled spiral notebooks
-12-count Crayola colored pencils
-Expo dry erase markers, black

The book drive takes place Tuesday, Aug. 28 when the Cardinals host the Arkansas Travelers at 6:30 p.m. The book drive will benefit the Springfield-Greene County Library.

Both days are also Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Days, meaning fans that participate in the drives have a chance to help their community, catch the game for just $1 and enjoy $1 hot dogs!

To donate to the charitable drives in advance, please bring your item to the Cardinals Front Office at Hammons Field between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Fans are also welcome to bring their donation to the Ticket Office on their way into the ballpark the night of each drive.

For more information, call the Cardinals Front Office at (417) 863-0395.

In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area) Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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