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Join the Cardinals in helping out Joplin

The Double-A Springfield Cardinals will begin a six-game homestand at Hammons Field on Wednesday evening with the Corpus Christi Hooks first up at 7:07 P.M.

In an acknowledgment of the tremendous devastation suffered in Joplin after the Sunday tornado, the Cardinals will be accepting donations for Convoy of Hope every day of the homestand to assist the families affected by the disaster.

Above taking donations for the victims of the Joplin tornado, the Springfield Cardinals and their St. Louis parent are jointly making a $25,000 donation to the Convoy of Hope.  A formal check presentation will take place prior to Friday night’s game.

Convoy of Hope, a Missouri-based disaster relief agency that has a World Distribution Center in Springfield, was one of the first agencies to provide emergency assistance to the people of Joplin.

Those unable to contribute at the park can make a secure online donation to Convoy of Hope at or make a $10 text donation by texting the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard message and data rates apply.

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