“Redbird Rookies is more than just baseball!”
Cardinals Care started Redbird Rookies in 2004, which annually serves around 2,500 participants. It is a free, noncompetitive, coed baseball/softball program for youth ages 5-13. Redbird Rookies works to instill the values of teamwork, integrity, self-esteem and leadership in the "classroom" of a baseball setting. Cardinals Care also provides leadership in building partnerships between Redbird Rookies and non-profit organizations that support kids in the areas of health, education, mentoring, cultural arts and scholarship.