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Cardinals And Scott Credit Union Announce $10 Ticket Offer To Support Veterans

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CARDINALS & SCOTT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE TICKET OFFER TO SUPPORT VETERANS

$10 Tickets Available for July 26-28 Series vs. Nationals; Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Veterans Community Project of St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 10, 2024 – The St. Louis Cardinals, Cardinals Care and Scott Credit Union are teaming up to support the Veterans Community Project of St. Louis with a special discount ticket offer for the Cardinals-Nationals Salute to Service July 26-28 weekend series at Busch Stadium.  A portion of each $10 ticket sold will help furnish a tiny home for a Veteran transitioning from homelessness.

On-sale now, fans can purchase up to eight of these specially-priced tickets per person, per game at cardinals.com/scottcreditunion or via phone at 314.345.9000. 

“Cardinals Care is proud to join Scott Credit Union in supporting the important programs the Veterans Community Project of St. Louis provides to homeless Veterans in our community,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care.

“Scott Credit Union has deep military roots and is dedicated to honoring and supporting veterans.  Their sacrifice and service inspire us to recognize and respect their contributions in every way we can.  Veterans Community Project is dedicated to ending veteran homelessness and we are proud to work with Cardinals Care on this initiative,” said Frank Padak, President and CEO of Scott Credit Union.

Funds raised through the ticket offer will be added to by both Cardinals Care and Scott Credit Union to enable the Veterans Community Project of St. Louis to furnish two tiny homes in the VCP Village, located on a nearly four-acre property in the heart of the Jeff Vander-Lou neighborhood.

“Over 3,000 cities reached out to say we want you to come to our town. St. Louis was at the top of our list because it is a community willing to give,” said Mark Solomon, Co-Founder VCP & U.S. Navy Commander.  “We are grateful to Cardinals fans, Scott Credit Union, and Cardinals Care for contributing to our mission to support Veterans.”

Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP Village is a planned tiny home community designed to get homeless Veterans off the street and transition them to permanent housing.  In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace.  Comprehensive Veteran support services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other resources.

ABOUT VETERANS COMMUNITY PROJECT OF ST. LOUIS

Veterans Community Project (VCP) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in Kansas City, MO, by a group of combat Veterans frustrated with the rampant homelessness within the Veteran population who resolved not to leave any of their brothers and sisters behind. Using the success of Kansas City as a blueprint, Veterans Community Project (VCP) has the long-term goal of preventing and ending Veteran homelessness across the nation by providing high-quality and well-developed strategic services that enable Veterans to meet the challenges of day-to-day living, resolve immediate crises, and move toward permanent stability.

The St. Louis VCP Village is situated on a nearly 4-acre property in the heart of the Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood. This specialized community, when fully realized, will comprise of 50 tiny homes, offering transitional housing and wrap-around support for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The housing community is enhanced by a Village Center serving as a central hub for their continuum of care. Additionally, the St. Louis campus has an operating Outreach Center building, open for walk-in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at 1515 N. Grand. The Outreach Center provides various support services to any Veteran, regardless of type or time of service and discharge status, within the St. Louis metro and surrounding areas.

ABOUT CARDINALS CARE

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way to team up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $31 million to support St. Louis area children, built or renovated 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods, and distributed over $17 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.

Since 2004, Cardinals Care has orchestrated the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free co-ed baseball/softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms and equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 2,500 kids who participate in the program each year. In 2023, Cardinals Care launched the Cardinals Nike Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program in cooperation with Major League Baseball to provide greater baseball and softball opportunities for youth ages 14-18 in our community.

ABOUT SCOTT CREDIT UNION

Founded in 1943 by and for civilian employees at Scott Field (now Scott Air Force Base), Scott Credit Union is now a full-service financial institution providing financial services for 150,000 members in 32 counties throughout Missouri and Illinois. Scott Credit Union’s ties to the military run deep and remain strong, even as membership has grown beyond the base over the past 81 years. At SCU your membership matters and allows us to contribute to our community. SCU is proud to support the Veterans Community Project.

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