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Saint-Louis Cardinals cancel charity event due to work stoppage

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One of the Saint Louis Cardinals’ biggest charity events of the year has been canceled, according to a press release from the organization. The winter warm-up, originally scheduled for Jan. 15-17, will not continue as Major League Baseball and the players’ union were unable to come to an agreement on a new contract in early December.

The winter warm-up typically includes fans interacting with the team’s players, a self-guided tour of the Cardinals Clubhouse, and admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Hotel packages were also offered.

“The winter warm-up is about the fans interacting with the players,” said Bill DeWitt, president of the St. Louis Cardinals and chairman of the board of directors of Cardinals Care, in a press release, “and sadly, the circumstances we are still planning the event as usual.

Refunds are given to fans of credit cards used at the time of purchase. Michael Hall, vice president of community relations and executive director of Cardinals Care, said the organization looks forward to hosting the event next year.

the St. Louis Post-Expedition reported that the players’ union had expressed hope that after the vacation formal negotiations would begin.

However, fans can still participate in a raffle online. Four “Early Bird” prizes are currently being offered, including four signed baseballs. Half of the raffle jackpot will go to the winner and the other half will go to Cardinals Care youth programs. Visit cardinals.com/5050 for more information and to register.

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