ST. LOUIS — Enjoy baseball and support mission efforts at the same time. Sports Crusaders has secured three Sports Crusaders Days at St. Louis Cardinals games this season — the first on April 2.
Sports Crusaders is a Holt Summit-based sports evangelism ministry that provides sports training and Bible study for children in the United States and abroad.
Just the second game of the season, the April 2 contest will see the Cardinals face the San Diego Padres.
Tickets, reserved for the first base terrace, are $24, with $10 of each ticket purchased through Sports Crusaders to benefit the ministry. The game gets underway at 3:10 p.m.
Tickets also are already on sale for the Sports Crusaders second special day on June 18 — a cross-state rivalry game between the Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals.
Sports Crusaders fans will be able to cheer their favorite team by purchasing $31 seats on the Infield Terrace for $28, with $13 of each ticket earmarked for the ministry.
In addition, the group purchasing the most tickets will receive two free passes for the pre-game batting practice two hours before the game begins. Pre-game ceremonies are slated for 5:45 p.m., with the game to begin at 6:15 p.m.
The third Sports Crusaders Day is a 6:15 p.m. game on Aug. 27 when the Cards will host the Pittsburg Pirates.