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Former Royal Leads KC Baseball Camp
2021-08-13 [1]
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Teammate Alex Gordon enthusiastically shared his Gold Glove skills with the kids.
On August 7 while in Kansas City for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert, Teammates For Kids hosted a baseball sports camp at Kauffman Stadium. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young baseball campers, from the Kansas City Royals Urban Youth Leagues, learned the skills of playing on the diamond from former Major Leaguer Alex Gordon. Alex Gordon (a Teammate since 2007), was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. A member of the Royals’ 2015 World Series Championship team, Gordon won eight Gold Glove Awards, four Fielding Bible Awards and a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year. Alex retired in 2020 after playing his entire Major League career for Kansas City. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Kansas City, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Graylee Davis, age 9; Carolina Droge, age 10; and Larissa Zaragoza, age 12. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.

Hospitalized Kids Run the Bases at Dodger Stadium
2021-08-09 [2]
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OhmniBot Telepresence Robots take the patients to the park to meet the players.
Patients got a robot-eye view of home plate and chatted with Dodger players while “running” the bases via a tablet from their hospital beds. As a part of The Child Life Zone Network, the Chase Child Life Program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has two OhmniBot Telepresence robots that help pediatric patients feel a little less isolated during their hospital stay.

Floor Hockey Sports Camp in Nashville
2021-08-04 [3]
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Former NHL Goalie Chris Mason teaches the game to the kids.
On July 31, while in Nashville for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert at Nissan Stadium, Teammates For Kids hosted a floor hockey sports camp at Nashville Inner City Ministry. Coaches at the camp taught hockey fundamentals to the young athletes under the keen-eye of former NHL Goaltender Chris Mason. Mason was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 1995 NHL Draft out of the WHL Prince George Cougars. The former Goalie was on the roster for the Predators, Blues, Thrashers and Jets in the NHL. After his retirement in 2015, Chris joined the Nashville Predators Radio Network as a color commentator. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young hockey players represented the Nashville Predators, Backfield in Motion, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Caring Hearts Mexico, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Middle Tennessee. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Nashville, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Nicholas Jones, age 7; BJ Tate, age 12; and Greedy Sanchez, age 11. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.

Three Teammates Lead USA Baseball into Olympics
2021-07-30 [4]
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Frazier, Jackson and Kazmir take the field at international tournament.
For the first time since the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, baseball will be played at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Six teams qualified for the tournament, and they are broken into two groups. Group A features host Japan, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, while Group B features the United States, Israel and defending Olympic champion South Korea. We are proud to announce that three Teammates are part of the United States roster: Todd Frazier (Teammate since 2016) started all four games at third base for Team USA at the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier, batting .400 and tying for a team-best with two home runs to go along with five RBIs. Frazier saved his best for the title-clinching game with a 4-for-4 night that included a double, a home run, and a stolen base as part of the 4-2 victory that secured the Olympic berth for the U.S. Edwin Jackson (Teammate since 2011) went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in two appearances at the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier, including a 2.0-inning stint to earn the victory in the title game – a 4-2 win over Venezuela. He also worked two-thirds of an inning in relief to help Team USA to an 8-6 win over the Dominican Republic that clinched a spot in the AOQ Super Round. Scott Kazmir (Teammate since 2006) will also get to wear the red, white and blue in Japan. The three-time MLB All-Star returned to the Majors last spring (pitching seven innings for the Giants) after being out for five seasons. This former AL strikeout leader will be an important part of Team USA’s pitching staff. Congratulations … we’re proud to call you Teammates!

PHX Zone Gets Pumped-Up for NBA Finals
2021-07-28 [5]
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Phoenix Children’s takes on Children’s Wisconsin in virtual challenge.
As the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks were in full pursuit of the NBA championship title, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Wisconsin engaged in a jubilant virtual competition of their own. It was a “Patient Pump-Up” that began with Dr. Wayne Franklin, MD in the Zone at Phoenix Children’s and Dr. David Margolis, MD at Children’s Wisconsin getting their hair sprayed with Suns/Bucks colors by patients. The doctors then challenged each other to a medical supply shooting contest, which Dr. Franklin won with his final toss just before the buzzer sounded! Patients embraced the friendly contest as they played a “Who Knows Their Team Better?” trivia game led by former Olympic athletes Lyndsey Fry and Alex Rigsby Cavallini. The excitement continued when the young fans were surprised with appearances by GO the Suns Gorilla and Mr. ORNG, a popular community figure. Patients showed everyone their best slam dunks, and to inspire their favorite teams, familiar cheers erupted at both hospitals. Six-year-old, Henry Paustian, had a blast throughout the “Patient Pump-Up” in The Child Life Zone. His favorite parts were spraying Dr. Franklin’s hair purple and holding up his orange & purple Suns sign while cheering with other fans. His mother, Stephanie Calkins, expressed, “It was really great to be a part of this as the Suns have always had a huge influence on our family. The energy really boosted Henry’s spirits, and it was cool to see how excited he was during a time that is typically hard for him medically. It helped him know that going to the hospital doesn’t only mean pokes & procedures and that there can be fun, too.” She added, “Even though we didn’t want the Bucks to win, it was still nice being able to have that Zoom time with other kids from another state. Once Henry grasped the location difference from Phoenix to Milwaukee, he thought that part was also cool!” She smiled as she reflected on Henry’s advice to all who attended: “We should say ‘Let’s Go Suns’ every day!”

Salt Lake Hosts Football Sports Camp
2021-07-20 [6]
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Two retired NFL Teammates coach kids in Utah.
On July 17, while in Salt Lake for the Garth Brooks Stadium Concert at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, The Teammates For Kids Foundation hosted a football sports camp at Northwest Recreation Center. Players from the University of Utah Football Team (helping as the camp coaching staff) ran the young athletes through drills and scrimmages to help sharpen their gridiron skills under the watchful eye of former NFL players Mark Asper and Daniel Coats. Mark Asper was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Oregon. The former NFL offensive lineman as on the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants rosters. Daniel Coats played his college football as a tight end with Brigham Young University. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. Coats finished his NFL career with the Denver Broncos. The boys and girls attended the sports camp at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young footballers represented the Aftermath Youth Football League, Big Brothers Big Sisters Utah, Neighborhood House Salt Lake and Tickets for Kids Charities Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Salt Lake, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Mia Garcia, age 9; Isaac Korthas, age 13; and Hunter Critchlow, age 14. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.

Youth Soccer Camp in Las Vegas
2021-07-14 [7]
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Teammates sports camps return after 504-day Covid break.
Young athletes in the Las Vegas area, had a unique and fun experience on July 10 when they were invited to attend a youth soccer camp hosted by Teammates for Kids as a part of Garth’s Stadium Tour. Players from the UNLV Women’s Soccer Team (helping as the camp coaching staff) ran the athletes through drills and practice matches to help sharpen their soccer skills under the watchful eye of UNLV Head Coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams. Ruiz-Williams competed for the Mexican National Team at the highest level, earning medals at three Pan American Games, qualifying for the Olympics and playing at the FIFA World Cup. Her professional career extended beyond her national playing time, completing stints with both the Bay Area Breeze (Women's Premier Soccer League) and Seattle Reign FC (National Women's Soccer League) before returning to the college game to begin her coaching career. A former UNLV Rebel standout as a student-athlete from 2001-04, she returns to her alma mater after serving as an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge and Oregon State. The camp participants, over 95 boys and girls, attended the camp at Lied Memorial Boys and Girls Club at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young people represented the Ralph and Betty Englestad Boys and Girls Club, Albion SC, Boulder Highway Boys and Girls Club, Eagle Quest, Silver State Soccer, St. Jude’s Ranch, Tickets for Kids Charities and Lied Memorial Boys and Girls Club. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Las Vegas, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Elias Coleman, age 8; Celeste Gallegos, age 10; and Brianna Lee, age 12. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field.

Teammate ANDRE VASILEVSKIY Wins Conn Smythe
2021-07-12 [8]
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Four Teammates help Tampa Bay repeat as Stanley Cup Champs!
Congratulations to Teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy for being awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, July 7. Vasilevskiy was voted the winner after he helped the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He made 22 saves in a 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Cup Final at Amalie Arena. "I can't believe it," Vasilevskiy said. He is the first goalie in NHL history to get a shutout in five straight series-clinching wins and the first to do it four times in a single postseason. "It's obviously the whole team deserves it for sure," Vasilevskiy said. "Just to have five shutouts in one playoffs, it's all about team for sure. We were able to shut down the teams four times in a row in clinching games, just amazing. Can't say more. It's not about me, it's about our team." We would also like to congratulate the other Lightning Teammates: Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson, and Alex Killorn for bringing home the Cup!

Congrats to ZACK STEFFEN for being the first American to win the Premier League title.
2021-05-19 [9]
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Zack has been a Teammate since 2017 when he was playing for the Columbus Crew SC of MLS.
Manchester City recently won their 7th League title. Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, he has been a Teammate since 2017 when he was playing for the Columbus Crew SC of MLS. In 2015 Zack signed a professional contract with German club SC Freiburg after playing two seasons at the University of Maryland. The goalkeeper returned to the United States in 2016, signing with Columbus Crew SC. After 4 seasons in MLS he signed with Manchester City. He has made 21 appearances for the USMNT.

Teammate Wade Miley Throws No-Hitter
2021-05-12 [10]
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Congrats to WADE MILEY for throwing the 4th No-Hitter this season and 309th in MLB history.
Congrats to WADE MILEY for throwing the 4th No-Hitter this season and 309th in MLB history. The Cincinnati Reds left-hander first became a Teammate in 2013 when he was pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 1st round draft pick in 2008 played college baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University. In his 11th season in big leagues, the Louisiana native also played for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros.

Phoenix Zone Teams Up With the Diamondbacks
2021-05-06 [11]
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It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever!
It is an experience that fourteen-year-old Eddie Smith says he will remember forever! While driving a robot from his hospital room at Phoenix Children’s, Eddie went on a grand slam tour at Chase Field – home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. From joining a press conference to checking out the clubhouse to talking with his favorite players at batting practice, emotions were charged. When asked what it was like, Eddie expressed, “Surreal, awesome, a once in a lifetime thing!” The Child Life Zone team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, along with the Diamondbacks organization, have been strategizing how to utilize OhmniLabs robots with the hope of brightening hospital stays for patients and families. Working together, they are implementing innovative ways to give patients opportunities to make inspiring connections that extend beyond the walls of their hospital rooms. Eddie’s grandma, Mary Smith, shared, “Eddie’s visit with Torey Lovullo (Manager), Pat O’Connell (Director of Player and Media Relations), along with several players like David Peralta, Pavin Smith, and Eduardo Escobar, will always be one of his greatest stories! He cried he was so happy. It made his life!” WATCH VIDEO

Phoenix Coyotes honor Teammate Leighton Accardo
2021-04-20 [12]
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Leighton Accardo, honorary Coyotes teammate, “Hockey Fights Cancer” ambassador and a skater with the Kachinas Girls’ Hockey Association, passed away, at age nine on November 24, 2020 from Stage Four cancer.
Leighton Accardo, honorary Coyotes teammate, “Hockey Fights Cancer” ambassador and a skater with the Kachinas Girls’ Hockey Association, passed away, at age nine on November 24, 2020 from Stage Four cancer. Her life and spirit were honored on Saturday, April 17 at Gila River Arena prior to the game against the St. Louis Blues. She became the first individual who is not a former player, coach, general manager, or broadcaster, to be inducted into a team’s Ring of Honor in the entire National Hockey League. “Accardo” and Leighton’s hockey number, 49, is now permanently etched into the arena’s upper ring, joining Wayne Gretzky, Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roenick, Teppo Numminen, Dale Hawerchuck, Thomas Steen and Bobby Hull. The hockey community first became familiar with Leighton when she signed a one-day contract in February 2019 to be the Coyotes ambassador for “Hockey Fights Cancer Night.” In addition to serving as pre-game locker-room speaker, she swapped roles with Captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson, taking the ceremonial face-off. “She is a part of the Coyotes, and she forever will be,” said Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez, “her name in the Ring of Honor is incredibly special to this organization. She inspired us. She brought us together. She created hope. She brought joy.” The Coyotes have worn “LA49” decals on their helmets this season and wore special jerseys during pre-game warm-ups on Saturday, they are being auctioned off to benefit the Leighton Accardo Memorial Scholarship Fund for girls’ hockey in Arizona. The entire Accardo family attended the ceremony, siblings Larson, LeeAnne and Locke, and father, Jeremy (a Teammate since 2007), who took a leave from his duties as New York Mets assistant pitching coach. This courageous young girl was able to spend time at the Child Life Zone during her stays at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Coyotes Tribute Video

Teammate Al Leiter’s son is dominating College Baseball
2021-04-13 [13]
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We would like to congratulate Jack Leiter (son of Teammate Al Leiter) for his amazing 7-0 start this spring.
We would like to congratulate Jack Leiter (son of Teammate Al Leiter) for his amazing 7-0 start this spring. Leiter has a 0.55 ERA in his eight starts this season with 84 strikeouts and 19 walks in 49 innings. He has allowed just three earned runs and thirteen hits. The son of former Major League All-Star pitcher Al Leiter (a Teammate since 1999) is a favorite to go in the first few picks of the MLB draft in July. Jack had extended his no-hit streak to 20 innings and his scoreless run to 25 frames before both came to a halt in the fifth inning of Vanderbilt’s 11-2 victory over LSU on Friday, April 2. The 20-year-old sophomore has reached a point where expectations have crossed a remarkable line … if Jack gives up a lone run it becomes newsworthy. Congratulations to the Leiter family!

Teammate Dan Campbell named Lions Head Coach
2021-02-09 [14]
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Congratulations to Teammate Dan Campbell who officially became the Detroit Lions Head Coach on January 20, 2021. Campbell has been a Teammate since 2007.
Congratulations to Teammate Dan Campbell who officially became the Detroit Lions Head Coach on January 20, 2021. Campbell has been a Teammate since 2007. Campbell brings 22 years of NFL experience to the Lions, including 11 years as a coach and 11 as a player. He most recently served as the assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints, a position he held since 2016. Campbell entered the NFL coaching ranks following an 11-year playing career with the New York Giants (1999-2002), Dallas Cowboys (2003-05), Detroit Lions (2006-08) and New Orleans Saints (2009). A third-round selection by the New York Giants in the 1999 NFL Draft, the former tight end appeared in 114 total career games (76 starts) and caught 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. He becomes the fifth former Lions player to be named full-time head coach for the team and the first since Joe Schmidt, who played for Detroit from 1953-65 and served as head coach from 1967-72. A Clifton, Texas native, Campbell attended Texas A&M, where he was a four-year letterman for the Aggies and majored in agricultural development. Campbell and his wife, Holly, have a son, Cody, and a daughter, Piper.

“Love ... will not be cancelled” T-Shirt Sale Raises $65,000.
2021-02-02 [15]
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Thank you to everyone who purchased a “Love ... will not be cancelled” t-shirt, generating $65,000 for the Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone Network!  Sales will continue while supplies last.  Only 35 shirts remain.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a “Love ... will not be cancelled” t-shirt, generating $65,000 for the Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone Network!  Sales will continue while supplies last.  Only 35 shirts remain. The t-shirts are available exclusively in the store at garthbrooks.com for $25. Sales began in December, after Garth wore one of the shirts during “Garth & Trisha Live: A Holiday Concert Event” on CBS.  Garth’s Teammates for Kids Foundation currently supports a network of 13 Child Life Zones in children’s hospitals across the country.  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. Photos are of Child Life Zone staffers proudly wearing their shirts as they receive the COVID vaccine.

PUPPYatrics at San Antonio Zone
2020-12-08 [16]
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The Children's Hospital of San Antonio has now grown by four furry feet! Recently, our hospital welcomed a facility dog. The pup named Marcus is the first member of the PUPPYatrics team in our hospital's Child Life Department.
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio has now grown by four furry feet! Recently, our hospital welcomed a facility dog. The pup named Marcus is the first member of the PUPPYatrics team in our hospital's Child Life Department. Marcus is a lab/golden mix, is two years old and was generously donated by: Asher and Zoe Reilly and the Reilly Family Foundation. He came to us from the organization Canine Assistants and its Children's Hospital Initiative. The dogs from this program are not like others from normal therapy dog programs. Because of their specialized teaching and calm disposition, these dogs are allowed special access to patients in almost all areas of the hospital. A facility dog serves many roles, including: • Providing emotional support and comfort to patients and their families to aid in coping with the stressors of hospitalization; • Normalizing the hospital environment; • Helping patients reach their treatment goals by providing support during procedures, encouraging movement, and promoting play; • Providing support for pain management; • Providing support to staff to aid in reducing caregiver fatigue and increasing morale; and • Offering a sense of unconditional love and acceptance "After months of preparation and training, we are thrilled to have Marcus here at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio," said Allison Sharawi, Facility Dog Coordinator. "Our newest associate is a win-win for our patients and associates. Marcus will make hospitalizations easier for the children and their families, while boosting the spirits of our amazing teams during these challenging times." Marcus is already making a huge impression at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. During his first few days, he met associates and patients, explored the hospital, and received a Blessing of the Paws from our Spiritual Care team. Learn more about our new PUPPYatrics Program and follow the adventures of Marcus on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/puppyatrics

Congratulations to Teammate Jarome Iginla
2020-06-25 [17]
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Jarome Iginla (Teammate since 2003) was selected to Hockey’s Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Others chosen are Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St-Pierre and Ken Holland.
Jarome Iginla (Teammate since 2003) was selected to Hockey’s Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Others chosen are Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St-Pierre and Ken Holland. Iginla spent 1,219 of his 1,554 NHL games as a member of the Flames. After breaking into the league in 1996, “Iggy” went on to score 625 goals, record 1,300 points, win two Rocket Richard Trophies, the King Clancy, the Art Ross, and the Ted Lindsay Award. The winger was a six-time All-Star. Iginla managed two 50-goal seasons, and passed the 40-goal mark on four occasions. The power forward also distinguished himself before reaching the NHL, winning two Memorial Cups with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. On the international scene, he represented Canada at various levels, winning two World Junior Championships, one World Championship, one World Cup of Hockey, and two Olympic gold medals. Iginla set up Sidney Crosby‘s “golden goal” in overtime during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Lee Brice Visits Phoenix Zone
2020-01-29 [18]
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The Zone at Phoenix Children's Hospital was buzzing with excitement when Lee Brice visited for the very first time.
The Zone at Phoenix Children's Hospital was buzzing with excitement when Lee Brice visited for the very first time. Patients and families lined up to shake hands, get autographs, and pose for photos with the popular country artist. With a sincere heart, Lee Brice took his time uplifting the spirits of each person he met. "He seemed excited to meet us," said 17-year-old patient Kiersten Pennington. The star personalized every conversation. "He told me that his son is about my age and also likes soccer!" expressed 11-year-old patient, Isaac. Before parting ways with his new friends, Lee Brice picked up The Zone's Garth Brooks' autographed guitar for an impromptu performance of the hit song "Rumor." Cheers filled The Zone as he played the last note. "I'm in a hospital and we got to have our own mini concert!" exclaimed Kiersten Pennington, "It was so cool!" CLICK HERE to watch video.

CONGRATULATIONS LARRY!
2020-01-21 [19]
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We would like to salute our Teammate Larry Walker, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
We would like to salute our Teammate Larry Walker, who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. (Wearing a Teammates ball cap.) Larry will be officially honored during the induction ceremony on July 26 in Cooperstown. Walker batted .313 with 383 home runs over 17 seasons with Montreal, Colorado and St. Louis. He was the National League MVP in 1997 when he hit .366 with league-leading totals in home runs (49), total bases (409, the 18th -highest single-season total in history), on-base percentage (.452) and slugging percentage (.720) for the Rockies. The three-time batting champion won seven Gold Glove Awards for fielding and three Silver Slugger Awards as an outfielder. Walker was a five-time All-Star who ranks 12th in career slugging percentage (.565) and 15th in career on-base percentage plus slugging (.965). He batted .357 with a 1.366 OPS in his only World Series appearance, in 2004 with the Cardinals. Larry was the first official "Teammate" to sign on when the foundation began in 1999, and he has served on the Board of Directors since 2002. "I had no idea when I first joined Teammates for Kids that it would be as amazing as it is!" said Walker. "The number of lives that it has touched is out of this world! It has been a true honor to not only be on the board, but to be the first athlete to be part of this incredible group!" "Walker is all about the kids. He has served this foundation since day one, he has been a dear friend to me ever since and will continue to be the rest of my life. I love Larry Walker," said Co-Founder of Teammates for Kids Garth Brooks.

Garth's 7th!
2019-11-18 [20]
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For the third time in the past four years Teammates co-founder Garth Brooks was honored as the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year.
For the third time in the past four years Teammates co-founder Garth Brooks was honored as the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year. Garth is the only artist in CMA Awards history to win the award 7 times. The legendary entertainer (who continues to set new records at every venue during the current Stadium Tour) always keeps the needs of kids in his heart and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children all around the world. We are all proud to be a part of your Team!

WWE Stars Shine at PHX Zone
2019-10-17 [21]
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Patients in The Child Life Zone at Phoenix Children's Hospital were awarded championship belts during a visit with four professional wrestlers this week.
Patients in The Child Life Zone at Phoenix Children's Hospital were awarded championship belts during a visit with four professional wrestlers this week. Prior to their Monday Night Raw event at Talking Stick Resort Arena, WWE superstars Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, Titus O'Neil, and Mojo Rawley shared several inspiring moments with PCH superstars. Nine-year-old patient, Erin, had tickets to the WWE matches but was unable to attend after being admitted to the hospital. Her disappointment immediately switched to excitement when she actually met the wrestlers in person. Erin's face lit up as she expressed, "Dana Brooke even FaceTimed my favorite wrestler, Alexa Bliss, so I got to talk to her, too!" Child life specialist Tori Hoffman stated, "Erin is still carrying around her championship belt and is all smiles when she talks about her experience with the WWE athletes. Seeing her so happy about this during a challenging time is really something special!"

Hockey Sports Camp in Canada
2019-08-12 [22]
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Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids hosted a youth sports camp in Regina, Saskatchewan, bringing in 92 young athletes for a day of hockey on Saturday, August 10.
Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids hosted a youth sports camp in Regina, Saskatchewan, bringing in 92 young athletes for a day of hockey on Saturday, August 10. The camp was held at Cooperators Centre on the Prairie Mobile Arena and the kids represented the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Regina, City Kidz - Regina, Ehrlo Sports Venture, Foster Families Association - Regina and Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation. Professional hockey players Travis Moen, Mike Sillinger and JC Lipon lead a coaching staff that worked with the kids on all aspects of hockey plus encouraged them to understand the values that make up a good Teammate: Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Regina, Good Teammate Awards were presented to:Venice Gagnon, age 9; Morgyn Moule, age 10; and Gabriella Howlett, age 13. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth Sports Camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, track & field and golf.

Will Harris Part of Astros No-HIitter
2019-08-08 [23]
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Teammate Will Harris, joined Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini and Chris Devenski for a combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, August 3rd.
Teammate Will Harris, joined Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini and Chris Devenski for a combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, August 3rd. It was the 12th no-hitter and the second combined no-hitter in Houston Astros history. Congratulations Will and thanks for everything you do to help kids around the world!

Announcing the HOME PLATE PROJECT
2019-08-05 [24]
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Currently in the U.S., 1 in 6 children may not know where their next meal is coming from. As child hunger is a growing problem in our country, players from all 30 Major League Baseball teams are stepping up to the plate.
Currently in the U.S., 1 in 6 children may not know where their next meal is coming from. As child hunger is a growing problem in our country, players from all 30 Major League Baseball teams are stepping up to the plate. Today, we're announcing a partnership with MLB and Big League Impact - the Home Plate Project. This groundbreaking initiative, featuring superstars like Adam Wainwright, Clayton Kershaw, Jacob deGrom and Josh Bell, will work with local organizations across all MLB cities to distribute food and non-perishables to children in need. The Home Plate Project is expected to reach more than 25,000 children and provide more than 3.6 million meals. Go to HOME PLATE PROJECT

MLS All-Star Teammates
2019-07-26 [25]
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Major League Soccer's star-studded roster is set for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and it will showcase 9 current and past Teammates.
Major League Soccer's star-studded roster is set for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and it will showcase 9 current and past Teammates. This highly anticipated event against the La Liga powerhouse, Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, July 31 will be played at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando Florida (8:00 pm Eastern Time, live on FS1, UniMas, TSN and TVA Sports). Congratulations ... you are all All-Stars on-and-off the pitch to the kids who's lives you've positively changed. The 9 All-Star Teammates include: Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union Brad Guzan - Atlanta United Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake Walker Zimmerman - Los Angeles Football Club Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City Diego Chara - Portland Timbers Mark-Anthony Kaye - Los Angeles Football Club Maxi Moralez - NYCFC Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

Teammates Tee-Up First Golf Sports Camp
2019-07-22 [26]
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Teammates for Kids, and Garth Brooks joined forces to bring a youth golf camp to Boise, Idaho on Saturday, July 20.
Teammates for Kids, and Garth Brooks joined forces to bring a youth golf camp to Boise, Idaho on Saturday, July 20. One-Hundred and Two area children from Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, Ronald McDonald House and 19 Community Fund were guests at the daylong camp, where they practiced their golfing skills under the direction of PGA Professional and Boise State Graduate Graham DeLaet and the coaching staff. The camp was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County - Meridian Unit. Teammates for Kids provides scholarships so all of the campers can attend for free and also presents the Good Teammate Award to those athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a TOTAL TEAMMATE - leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Boise, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Rory, Team 3; Enslea, Team 5; and Gage, Team 8. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth Sports Camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, track & field and now golf.

Eugene Hosts First Track & Field Camp
2019-07-02 [27]
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While in Eugene for a Stadium Concert at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, Garth Brooks and Teammates For Kids hosted their first track and field Sports Camp at South Eugene High School.
While in Eugene for a Stadium Concert at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, Garth Brooks and Teammates For Kids hosted their first track and field Sports Camp at South Eugene High School. In addition to learning many of the disciplines of the sport including: sprints, relays, shot put, high jump, long jump and the javelin, the one-hundred athletes also worked with their coaches on better understanding the importance of attitude, character, courage, discipline and respect. The young athletes participated in the camp at no charge. Participants were elementary and middle school students representing Boys & Girls Club Emerald, Co-Op Family Center, Kidsports, Military Gold Star Parents, YMCA Eugene, NAACP Eugene/Springfield, Oregon Community Programs, Elrod Center, A Family for Every Child and Williamalane Parks & Recreation. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Eugene, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Chloe Krouse, age 9; and Beth Hsu, age 10. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth Sports Camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse and now track & field.

USNWT World Cup Teammates!
2019-07-01 [28]
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The United States Women's National Team is attempting to win it's fourth World Cup title at this year's tournament in France.
The United States Women's National Team is attempting to win it's fourth World Cup title at this year's tournament in France. In three short decades, the U.S. team has established itself as the biggest force in soccer. Throughout history some of the world's greatest players have worn red, white and blue kits, but more importantly they come together for team success on the international stage. We are proud to call six members of this year's roster Teammates because of their success both on and off the soccer pitch. We thank you for everything you do to help kids throughout the world! United States Women's National Team Teammates: Alyssa Naeher - Goalkeeper Ali Krieger - Defender Julie Ertz - Midfielder Tobin Heath - Forward Carli Lloyd - Forward Alex Morgan - Forward

Lowry & Raptors Win NBA Finals
2019-06-26 [29]
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We would like to congratulate Teammate Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors for winning the 2019 NBA Championship.
We would like to congratulate Teammate Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors for winning the 2019 NBA Championship. They closed out two-time-defending champion Golden State Warriors in six games, culminating 24 years as the only remaining NBA team north of the border. Lowry is the longest tenured member of the NBA Champs (seven years) during which he has made five All-Star teams and led Toronto to five division titles. We congratulate Kyle for his championship on the court and also his championship approach to helping kids when he is off the court!

Congrats to the Blues!
2019-06-19 [30]
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For the first time since the franchise's start in 1967, the St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup Champions.
For the first time since the franchise's start in 1967, the St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup Champions. We are proud that 21 (current and former) Teammates are a part of the organization that brought the Cup to St. Louis after 50 seasons. St. Louis Blues Teammates: Jake Allen Doug Armstrong - General Manager Craig Berube - Head Coach (Teammate as a player in 2003) Robert Bortuzzo Jay Bouwmeester Kelly Chase - Blues Radio Broadcaster Vince Dunn Joel Edmundson Robby Fabbri Carl Gunnarsson Patrick Maroon Ryan O'Reilly David Perron Alex Pietrangelo Zach Sanford Brayden Schenn Jaden Schwartz Alex Steen Oskar Sundqvist Vladimir Tarasenko Chris Thorburn

Inaugural Lacrosse Sports Camp
2019-06-12 [31]
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One hundred and twenty-five young athletes from the Denver/Metro area Boys & Girls Clubs and Tickets for Kids Charities participated in a youth Lacrosse camp presented by Garth Brooks, Teammates for Kids.
Last Saturday at the J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club in Denver, one hundred and twenty-five young athletes from the Denver/Metro area Boys & Girls Clubs and Tickets for Kids Charities participated in a youth Lacrosse camp presented by Garth Brooks, Teammates for Kids. Several alumni members of the University of Denver Lacrosse team (many from the 2015 National Championship team) plus former players from the University of Kansas and Colorado State teams, coached and mentored the kids through catching, passing, scooping, cradling, dodging and shooting drills. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Denver, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Amaya Paul, age 9; Micah Scott, age 10; and Zachary Segura, age 12. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his StadiumTour. Athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, or lacrosse.

Zone Prom 2019 - Finding Neverland
2019-05-23 [32]
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Spring Prom is a rite of passage for teens all over the world and our patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were treated to the night of their lives in our Child Life Zone!
Spring Prom is a rite of passage for teens all over the world and our patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were treated to the night of their lives in our Child Life Zone! The theme was Finding Neverland and as usual, every nook and cranny of our Zone was covered in some kind of beautiful decoration - we had a London scene, a pirate ship, the dance floor was a fairy forest, a mermaid lagoon and so much more! One teen patient said "I didn't recognize The Zone - it was so beautiful - just like a miracle!" One patient walked in to prom for the very first time on her new prosthetic legs - she was so proud! She was even more excited when she met other kids who also had prosthetic limbs and she may even join them at camp this summer! Our prom is made possible by so many wonderful volunteers that donate their time, their services and their expertise! Carrey and Cindy are our two 'prom queens' that spend many hours and days planning and decorating. We spend 1 full day transforming The Zone before we welcome in the kids. Everything about the evening is perfect and most kids leave with new friends and lots of new contacts in their phones! They all want to know if they can come back next year! We can't wait! Watch ABC News Video Watch Inside Edition Video

Youth Football Camp in the Steel City
2019-05-20 [33]
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Young athletes in the Pittsburgh area, had a unique, incredible experience on May 18 when they were invited to attend a youth football camp hosted by Teammates for Kids as a part of Garth's Stadium Tour.
Young athletes in the Pittsburgh area, had a unique, incredible experience on May 18 when they were invited to attend a youth football camp hosted by Teammates for Kids as a part of Garth's Stadium Tour. Shaun Suisham, former Steelers placekicker, along with his coaching staff, ran the athletes through drills and scrimmages to develop their gridiron skills. The camp participants, 80 boys and girls, attended the camp at Carlynton High School at no charge, thanks to the generosity of Teammates for Kids. The young people represented the Allegheny YMCA, Auberie 412, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Pittsburgh, Carlynton Schools, Every Child Inc., Holy Family Institute, Kids in Seats, Pittsburgh Flag Football, Project Destiny inc. and Tickets for Kids Charities. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Pittsburgh, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Damir Burks, age 8; Tadj Cohen, age 11; and Noah Hall, age 12. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer.

Minneapolis Youth Hockey Camp
2019-05-07 [34]
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In connection with Garth Brooks' 2-night's at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, last weekend, Teammates for Kids hosted a youth hockey camp for 100 young athletes.
In connection with Garth Brooks' 2-night's at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, last weekend, Teammates for Kids hosted a youth hockey camp for 100 young athletes. The kids, who came from Southdale YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities, United Heroes League, Tickets for Kids Charities, People Serving People and Washburn Center, met at North Community High School. There they enjoyed a day developing their hockey skills under the direction of Minnesota Wild Forward Jason Zucker and former NHL player Jordan Leopold. Teammates presents the Good Teammate Award at each of the sports camps where they provide scholarships. The award recognizes the athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Minneapolis, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Gracelyn Kinneberg, age 8 and Quinn Sayre, age 10. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer.

Gator Flair at Florida Camp
2019-04-22 [35]
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As football fans across the country anxiously await the NFL Draft, Garth Brooks and Teammates For Kids hosted a football camp for kids interested in playing the game.
As football fans across the country anxiously await the NFL Draft, Garth Brooks and Teammates For Kids hosted a football camp for kids interested in playing the game. While in Gainesville for a Stadium Concert at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The Swamp", Teammates welcomed boys and girls to a football camp at the North Central YMCA in Gainesville. The young athletes, representing Girls Place, Inc., Partnership for Strong Families, Children's Home Society of Florida, Kids in Seats, North Central Florida YMCA, Legacy Park, Boys and Girls Club of Marion, Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, Boys and Girls Club of Alachua City and Resilience Charter School, attended the camp for free. Former members of the University of Florida football team, Caleb Sturgis (current LA Chargers kicker) and Chas Henry (former Philadelphia Eagles punter) were coaches who talked to the kids about the importance of teamwork. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Gainesville, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Caleb Davis, age 8; Aiden Lepianka, age 11; and Jarrel, age 13. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his Stadium Tour. Brooks and athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer.

Over 1,000,000 Visitors!!
2019-04-09 [36]
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Teammates For Kids is proud to announce that the Child Life Zone Network has celebrated it's one-millionth (patients, families and friends) visitor.
Teammates For Kids is proud to announce that the Child Life Zone Network has celebrated it's one-millionth (patients, families and friends) visitor. The Network started tracking visits in 2012. The Foundation is extremely proud of these remarkable facilities that provide healing at a level no medicine can equal for both the patient and the patient's family. Today, there are eleven Zones in hospitals across North America with 3 in the planning, design and construction stages. Each Zone is a safe-place for children in the hospital to get away from medical realities ... a place where no needles and no treatments are allowed ... ever! Because all kids deserve the best care, the Child Life Zone Network will continue to be a priority for Teammates.

Teammates Introduces Stay In The Game
2019-04-05 [37]
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Teammates For Kids is proud to host Stay in the Game at each Stadium Tour city.
The great part about this life is that we get to do it with other people ... we get to do it with "Teammates" ... this can be family, coaches, friends, teachers, siblings ... anyone is a Teammate and we need all of them to help us through. Teammates For Kids is proud to host Stay in the Game at each Stadium Tour city. Stay in the Game is not just about sports ... it's about life. Garth and a Teammate athlete talk with kids and their parents on how to prepare for success in their lives the same way that they prepare for success in sports. In St. Louis we were honored to have former MLB/MVP Larry Walker as our guest speaker and in Glendale, Arizona Cardinal Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald joined Garth on stage.
Stay in the Game challenge: Change something in you life for the positive. Can be big or small ... take care of yourself first! Write someone a letter and send it to them. Tell them why they helped you Stay in the Game! Create a moment for someone you don't know. Say hello, learn their name, invite them to sit at your lunch table. Give someone a hug and tell them you love them. Love one another ... love yourself, do right when everyone is asking you to do wrong.

Glendale Arizona Football Camp
2019-03-26 [38]
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Teammates for Kids, and Garth Brooks joined forces again to bring a youth football camp to Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, March 23rd.
Teammates for Kids, and Garth Brooks joined forces again to bring a youth football camp to Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, March 23rd. One-Hundred and Eleven area children from Helping Hands for Single Moms, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, Tickets for Kids Charities, Child Crisis Nursery of Arizona and Salt River Maricopa Pima Native American Community were guests at the daylong camp, where they practiced their offensive and defensive moves under the direction of former NFL player Adam Snyder and the coaching staff. Teammates for Kids provides scholarships so all of the campers can attend for free and also presents the Good Teammate Award to those athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a TOTAL TEAMMATE--leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Glendale, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Kenlie VanNoy, age 10; Gabriel Fortune, age 12; and Bailey Mitchell, age 13. Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold a sports camp at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer.

Inaugural Teammates Sports Camp
2019-03-11 [39]
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Ninety-seven boys and girls in St. Louis, Missouri had a one-of-a-kind learning experience on March 9 when they attended a youth baseball camp sponsored by Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids.
Ninety-seven boys and girls in St. Louis, Missouri had a one-of-a-kind learning experience on March 9 when they attended a youth baseball camp sponsored by Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids. The young athletes gathered at Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School for an opportunity to hone their hitting, fielding, and base running skills, all under the watchful eye of a coaching staff led by former MLB All-Star Larry Walker. Walker, the 1997 National League MVP, was the first official "Teammate" to sign on when the foundation began in 1999, "I had no idea when I first joined Teammates for Kids that it would be as amazing as it is!" said Walker. "The number of lives that it has touched is out of this world! It has been a true honor to be the first player to be part of this incredible group!" The young athletes participated in the camp at no charge. They are elementary and middle school students representing St. Louis Youth Sports Outreach, Children's Home Society of Missouri, Tickets for Kids Charities, Crisis Nursery, DeSales Community Development and Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis. Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In St. Louis, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Kaydin Nelson, age 10; Brianna Kelley, age 10; and Ahmad Nelson, age 11. St. Louis was the inaugural Teammates sports camp. Teammates will partner with Garth to hold a sports camp at every city on his Stadium Tour. Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in either football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer. The next Teammates sports camp will be a football camp in Glendale, Arizona with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald sharing his talents with the kids.

Garth is Spring Training with Bucs
2019-02-19 [40]
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Garth Brooks is briefly returning to the diamond to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Teammates.
Garth Brooks is briefly returning to the diamond to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Teammates. The Pirates are the fourth team to sign Garth to a spring training contract. Previously he has taken the field with the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and the Kansas City Royals (2004). Brooks is a life-long Pirates fan, "Pittsburgh was my thing, I don't know why ... Just loved them form the beginning, and probably because of Roberto. And from there, Pittsburgh's the only city with all black and gold everything." Garth went on to tell the story of his childhood pledge to Roberto Clemente in 1972. The day after the Pirates legend died on New Year's Eve in a plane crash while attempting to bring aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Garth made a promise that he would do something in baseball. In 1999 Teammates For Kids was created with the support of 67 Major League Baseball players and now with Garth wearing the black and gold of Pittsburgh, "it brings it full circle". INSIDE STUDIO G VIDEO (Spring Training)

Super Bowl Week at ATL Zone
2019-02-04 [41]
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The Child Life Zone at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite celebrated Super Bowl week with over 15 football-themed events!
The Child Life Zone at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite celebrated Super Bowl week with over 15 football-themed events! They did everything from painting wooden footballs to playing Super Bowl and Zone trivia with Patrick DiMarco of the Buffalo Bills, to spending an afternoon with Baskets of Hope and NFL Legends! Lots of University of Georgia and NFL alums stopped in to say hi too including Matt and John Stinchcomb and DJ Shockley. Jersey Mikes and Kona Ice provided great snacks ... which is always a nice surprise! The Zone's patients and families have felt the love that all of Atlanta is feeling hosting Super Bowl 53! It's hard to say which team the kids were rooting for but a visit from Rampage (the Rams mascot) certainly turned a few of them towards the LA Rams!

Super Bowl LIII Teammates
2019-01-29 [42]
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We are proud of the 25 current and former Teammates who are playing in Super Bowl Llll on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta.
We are proud of the 25 current and former Teammates who are playing in Super Bowl Llll on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. Congratulations and best wishes to all of the players on both the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots! Even though these great Teammates will be competing against each other to win the championship, they are all on the same team helping kids around the world. The Rams Teammates: Brandon Allen Austin Blythe Brandin Cooks Bryce Hager Robert Havenstein Johnny Hekker Matt Longacre Sean Mannion Jake McQuaide Ndamukong Suh John Sullivan Andrew Whitworth Greg Zuerlein The Patriots Teammates: Dwayne Allen Julian Edelman Stephen Gostkowski Rob Gronkowski Brian Hoyer Ulrick John Sony Michel Brian Schwenke Dan Skipper Matthew Slater Kyle Van Noy Isaiah Wynn

Happy Birthday Teammates!!
2019-01-07 [43]
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On January 7. 1999 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, Garth Brooks announced at a national press conference the formation of the Touch'em All Foundation.
On January 7. 1999 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, Garth Brooks along with Major League Baseball players Tony Gwynn, Jason Kendall, Brian Hunter, and Wally Joyner announced at a national press conference the formation of the Touch'em All Foundation. The Foundation would later change it's name to the Teammates For Kids Foundation and in 20 years has generated almost $120 million in cash, scholarships and gifts in kind, to help children in all 50 states, 10 Canadian Provinces and more than 60 countries around the world. Our thanks to the more than 4,500 professional athletes, the numerous private and corporate donors and friends who have stepped up to help make a difference in the lives of countless numbers of children in need.

Teammates Celebrates 20 Years
2019-01-01 [44]
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As 2019 launches our 20th Anniversary, we thank you and salute your commitment to helping kids around the world.
As 2019 launches our 20th Anniversary, we thank you and salute your commitment to helping kids around the world. We hope the New Year brings you and your family great joy and happiness!

Morgan is Top Female Soccer Player
2018-12-11 [45]
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Teammate Alex Morgan, coming off her second-most prolific goal-scoring year with the national team as her 18 goals helped the U.S. compile an 18-0-2 record and qualify for next year's Women's World Cup, was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the second time.
Teammate Alex Morgan, coming off her second-most prolific goal-scoring year with the national team as her 18 goals helped the U.S. compile an 18-0-2 record and qualify for next year's Women's World Cup, was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the second time. She tied for fifth on the national team with three assists and led all players with 1,500 minutes played. She currently has 98 goals with the U.S women's national team and needs just two to join Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Michelle Akers, Carli Lloyd and Tiffeny Milbrett as the only women to reach the milestone for the U.S. Congratulations Alex ... We are proud to call you a Teammate!

2018 MLS Cup Teammates
2018-12-03 [46]
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We are very proud of the 18 current and former Teammates that are playing for the 2018 MLS Cup.
We are very proud of the 18 current and former Teammates that are playing for the 2018 MLS Cup. We want to congratulate and wish all the players on both the Portland Timbers and Atlanta United all the best! Even though these great athletes are competing against each other to lift the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy, they are on the same team of helping kids around the World! The Portland Timbers Teammates are: Jeff Attinella, Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, Steven Clark, Jeremy Ebobisse, Jacob Gleeson, Larrys Mabiala, Roy Miller, Liam Ridgewell, Zarek Valentin and Diego Valeri. The Atlanta United roster includes these Teammates: Michael Ambrose, Gregory Garza, Alec Kann, Darlington Nagbe, Michael Parkhurst, Miles Robinson and Sal Zizzo.

Gonzaga Takes Top Spot in Coaches Poll
2018-11-26 [47]
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Gonzaga, 6-0 and fresh off an impressive Maui Invitational Championship win over Duke, finds itself at No. 1 in the most recent Coaches Poll rankings.
Gonzaga, 6-0 and fresh off an impressive Maui Invitational Championship win over Duke, finds itself at No. 1 in the most recent Coaches Poll rankings. We are very proud to call Head Coach Mark Few and the Bulldogs our friends. Last November Gonzaga hosted our Teammates ProCamp on campus at the McCarthy Athletic Center. Coach Few, led the coaching staff including players from the Gonzaga men's team. They worked with almost 75 local boys and girls in grades 2-6. While they spent plenty of time practicing dribbling and shooting, the kids learned some very important life lessons while listening to Garth Brooks and Coach Few. Congratulations on your great start and we are all looking forward to a seeing you in Minneapolis next April!

Teammate Selected Best Defender
2018-11-20 [48]
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Three-year Teammate Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls has been selected as the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year.
Three-year Teammate Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls has been selected as the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year. The 26-year-old Long enjoyed a breakout year during the Red Bulls' run to a third Supporters' Shield and an MLS single-season points record (71). He played in all 34 regular season games while posting three goals and two assists in 2,806 minutes - all career highs. He led a defensive line that was the best in MLS, allowing only 33 goals in 34 games to represent the lone MLS club to concede less than one goal per game. Additionally, Aaron was selected to play in his first MLS All-Star Game. Long's rise coincided with a heavy presence with the U.S. Men's National Team, earning his first call-up in September, prior to the USA's match against Brazil in East Rutherford, N.J. Long made his U.S. MNT debut on Oct. 16, playing the full match during a draw against Peru. He has been called in once again for the USA's November international matches against England and Italy. Congratulations Aaron, we are proud to call you a Teammate!

Teammate Gold Glove Winners
2018-11-13 [49]
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The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, honors the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League and National League.
The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, honors the best individual fielding performances at each position in the American League and National League. Each manager and up to six coaches on his staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their League, and cannot vote for players from their own team. In 2013, Rawlings added a sabermetric component to the Rawlings Gold Glove Award selection process, as part of its collaboration with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). The SABR Defensive Index comprises approximately 25 percent of the overall selection total, with the managers and coaches' vote continuing to carry the majority. We are proud to congratulate our Teammate Gold Glove winners: Ian Kinsler - Second Base, Boston Red Sox Alex Gordon - Left Field, Kansas City Royals Mookie Betts - Right Field, Boston Red Sox Zack Greinke - Pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks Anthony Rizzo - First Base, Chicago Cubs

Teammate Voted Best 2018 Keeper
2018-11-07 [50]
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Major League Soccer announced that two-year Teammate Zack Steffen has been voted the 2018 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
Major League Soccer announced that two-year Teammate Zack Steffen has been voted the 2018 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. The 23-year-old Steffen completed his second straight regular season as Columbus Crew SC's starting goalkeeper. He earned a career-high 10 shutouts while leading the Crew SC to a berth in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Steffen played a big role in the Crew SC's club-record 512-minute shutout streak this season. Individually, Steffen posted a career-high 525 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal - the eighth-longest streak in league history - and earned MLS Player of the Month honors for May. Outside of MLS play, Steffen has enjoyed remarkable success with the U.S. Men's National Team, tying a U.S. Soccer goalkeeping record with six appearances during his first campaign; he shares the first-year record with a pair of former MLS goalkeepers in Kasey Keller (1990) and Troy Perkins (2009). Congratulations Zack, we are proud to call you a Teammate!



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