(KTVI)-The Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic will be held Tuesday, June 11th at Forest Park Golf Course in St. Louis. It is the 24th annual tournament hosted by Cardinals Care. Recently, the tournament was renamed the “Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic” as a tribute to former Cardinal Ted Savage who started the tournament to help kids who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program.
RBI is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program designed to increase participation in baseball among under-served youth, encourage academic achievement and preparation, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the game, and teach the value of teamwork.
Whitey Herzog, Lou Brock, Andy Benes, and several other former Cardinals will take part in the tournament. To register, contact Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or visit cardinals.com/rbigolf.
Cardinals Care was established in 1997 and is the charitable arm of the Cardinals organization. It has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 20 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.
In 2013, Cardinals Care celebrates the 10th anniversary of the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play.