Pujols Foundation holds junior prom for children with down syndrome

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Dozens of kids feel like a million bucks. They're stepping out in style for a senior prom put on by the Pujols Family Foundation.  Albert and his wife started the charity in 2005 for their child, who has down syndrome, and now there is an annual event to honor kids just like her.

This year, they're changing things up a bit.  This was a big night for 5-to-17 year olds because it was their time to shine at their first junior prom.

The Puljos Family Foundation aims at improving the quality of life and their experiences not just for kids with down syndrome
but for kids who have life threatening illnesses.  They also strive to help children in the Dominican Republic that need education, medical relief and tangible goods. Albert Pujols was here last year but could not be here this year.   A good friend filled his shoes and apparently it's his right hand guy.

"Albert and I had this pack that if he wasn't able to be here for something Id help him out and he's at home nursing an injury so Im happy that I am able to help." said former Cardinal Jim Edmonds.

Seeing a baseball great has got to be a neat experience for some of these kids. But, this night was all all about the dancing.

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