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Making the Game Count for Kids!
“This is the most important thing I've ever done!”
- Garth Brooks

Teammates for Kids began in 1999 with the love and support of 67 Major League Baseball players who made a pledge to help kids.

Since then, over 4,700 professional athletes from baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, rodeo and racing have joined our team.
"Once a Teammate ... Always a Teammate"

100% of All Money Donated Goes to the Kids
Quite simply, Teammates for Kids exists to do everything we can to help kids. It’s that simple and that important! We accomplish our goals by partnering professional athletes, corporations, celebrities and now, for the first time, individuals from the private sector.

Because the foundation’s overhead expenses are privately funded, 100% of all money donated goes to the kids.

That’s not the goal ... it’s the rule!
Teammates News and Stories

Congrats to Teammate Paul Goldschmidt
St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman wins 2022 National League MVP Award.
Paul Goldschmidt, Teammate since 2012, took home his first MVP honor, receiving 22 of 30 first-place votes and eight seconds for 380 points from a Baseball Writers' Association of America panel. It's the sixth time in Goldschmidt's 12-year career that he has finished in the top six in voting for the award. He is the fifth player to win his first career MVP at age 35 or older and the first since Dennis Eckersley in 1992. "I think definitely as you age, you have to adapt, and that's some of what I've tried to do. I've tried to get ahead of it," Goldschmidt said in an interview on MLB Network. "You can't just try to do the same thing you did the year before. But yeah, kind of the stigma that as you get older, you're going to keep getting worse. I mean, nobody likes that. They don't like being told you can't do something, so it's definitely motivation.'' For the season, he hit .317 with 35 home runs and 115 RBIs, ranking third in the NL in batting average, fifth in home runs and second in RBIs, as he helped lead the Cardinals to an NL Central Division title. Since becoming a Teammate in 2012 Paul and his wife Amy have been active in the Foundation. While he played for the Diamondbacks, they were regulars at the Phoenix Children’s Zone and also hosted a Baseball Teammates ProCamp with Garth. Congratulations Paul … we’re proud to call you a Teammate!
Good Luck to All of Our World Cup Teammates
Six Teammates part of US Men’s National Team in Qatar 2022.
When the United States kicks off their 2022 World Cup campaign against Wales on Monday, November 21, six Teammates will be part of the squad. The 26-man roster announced last week by Coach Gregg Berhalter will face tough competition from Wales, England and Iran as they hope to advance out of the Group B stage. The following TEAMMATES will represent the United States in Qatar: Sean Johnson GK NYCFC, Teammate since 2010 Tim Ream D - Fulham, Teammate since 2010 Aaron Long D - NY Red Bulls, Teammate since 2016 Walker Zimmerman D - Nashville SC, Teammate since 2015 Kellyn Acosta M - LAFC, Teammate since 2013 Tyler Adams M - Leeds United, Teammate since 2017 - Tyler hosted the Teammates soccer ProCamp with Garth on Dec. 2017 with Garth. The squad also features forward Gio Reyna, son of Teammate (2007) Claudio Reyna. We're proud to call you all Teammates for everything you do on and off the pitch!
Teammate Kessel Breaks NHL Record
Phil Kessel is the new NHL “Iron Man” with 990 consecutive games played.
Phil Kessel is the new NHL “Iron Man” with 990 consecutive games played. Congratulations to Golden Knights winger Phil Kessel who played in his 990th consecutive game on Tuesday night, October 25th, surpassing Keith Yandle to become the National Hockey League’s new “Iron Man”. Kessel celebrated his record-breaking achievement by scoring his 400th career goal as his Las Vegas Golden Knights beat the Sharks 4-2. His career began in 2006 (the same year he became a Teammate), when he was drafted fifth overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-seven games into his rookie year, he was diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer. Amazingly he was back in the lineup after missing only 11 regular season games. Phil started his impressive streak on November 3, 2009 when he made his debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs. After being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, he won consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. His career has also seen him play for the Arizona Coyotes and most recently, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The American (Olympic Silver Medalist in 2014) has not missed a game for almost 13 years said Tuesday night, “I like to play, I enjoy going out there. I’ve been doing it for a long time and it’s still fun to me.” Yandle, who set the previous record in January, had a video message for Kessel, “To play in even one NHL game is a remarkable achievement but to play in every game going back 13 years takes unbelievable talent to stay in the line-up day in and day out, tremendous determination to play through aches and pains, and a whole lot of luck,” Ten more and Kessel will become the first player to rack-up 1000 consecutive games. We are so proud to have the “Iron Man” as a Teammate!
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Child Life Zones
A Child Life Zone is a state-of-the-art, therapeutic play area inside a hospital where pediatric patients and their families can play, learn, laugh, and relax. Child life specialists teach patients about their illness, what to expect during treatment, and they provide support to patients and their families before, during, and after procedures.

Playing in a ZONE turns patients into KIDS!

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