COLUMBIA, Mo. – The St. Louis Cardinals were honored with the Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder Award Sept. 30 in Columbia. Since 2002, the Cardinals and 4-H organizations in Missouri and Illinois have partnered to offer 4-H Day with the Cardinals, bringing more than 21,000 fans to Busch Stadium, and raising nearly $50,000 for Missouri and Illinois college scholarships.
“We are pleased to partner with 4-H in this event,” said Joe Strohm, St. Louis Cardinals vice president of ticket sales. “This day is a highlight of May on our calendar, and we appreciate the time and effort of 4-H to make it a success.”
The Missouri 4-H Foundation Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder Award is presented to individuals or organizations for their exceptional service bridging youth and community.
“The St. Louis Cardinals provide outstanding support of 4-H youth through 4-H Day with the Cardinals,” said Cheryl Reams, executive director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. The event surpasses all others with the benefits it provides to 4-H members through college scholarships. We are indebted to the Cardinals for sharing 4-H and its mission with the thousands of Cardinals fans who attend the games each year. The generosity of the St. Louis Cardinals is unparalleled, and it is a great honor to name them the 2011 Nelson Trickey Bridge Builder Award recipient.”
Celebrating more than 60 years of service to 4-H youth, the Missouri 4-H Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to secure and manage funds for the state Missouri 4-H youth development program.