All proceeds from the 18th annual Winter Warm-Up benefit Cardinals Care, the team's community foundation supporting kids. Thanks to the generous assistance of our fans, players, staff, volunteers, and sponsors, Cardinals Care has distributed more than $18 million to area organizations since its inception in 1997. Part of the proceeds support Redbird Rookies, a free youth baseball development league for kids who otherwise may not have the opportunity to play. Cardinals Care builds ballparks and provides all of the equipment and off-field support to ensure that participants reach their goals. The Winter Warm-Up is the largest of several fund-raising efforts that supply grants to non-profit agencies in the St. Louis area that help kids in health, education, mentoring, and the arts.