The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to join MLB in recognizing the third annual “Lou Gehrig Day” today to honor the legacy of the Hall of Fame first baseman and raise awareness and funds to fight ALS. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is currently no cure for ALS.
On Tuesday, June 13th, the Cardinals will celebrate Lou Gehrig Day at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have partnered with the ALS Association to offer specially-priced $25 Field Box tickets for the 6:45 PM game vs. the San Francisco Giants. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the ALS Association.
The Cardinals will hold a special pregame ceremony to acknowledge the ALS Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the work they do to support patients and families. Additionally, Len Jax, a current ALS patient, will present Paul Goldschmidt with an award to recognize him for being named a Lou Gehrig Award finalist. The Lou Gehrig Award is an annual award presented by Gehrig’s Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta International, in partnership with the Live Like Lou Foundation, to the Major League Baseball Player who best exemplifies the spirit and character of Lou Gehrig, both on and off the field.
Fans in attendance can learn more about the latest research and ways to support patients and families of those affected by the disease by visiting the ALS Association booth in Ford Plaza from the time gates open through the first inning of the game.
Cardinals Care will donate proceeds from a special auction of a Paul Goldschmidt autographed Lou Gehrig Day baseball to the ALS Association. Autographed Lou Gehrig Day baseballs will also be donated to the ALS and MDA Associations for their fundraising purposes.
More information on the Cardinals Lou Gehrig Day efforts, including a link to purchase ALS Day at the Ballpark tickets, can be found by visiting cardinals.com/gehrig.