The St. Louis Cardinals’ Union Appreciation Day Sept. 2 not only provided a great start to the Labor Day weekend, the event raised $1,039 for the St. Louis Labor Council’s “$5 for the Fight” fund to help union members facing financial hardship.
Fans who purchased a Union Appreciation Day ticket also received specially designed, union printed “Cardinals Union Proud” t-shirts – many of which can be seen in the photos of proud and excited fans who attended the game.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about it,” said Pat White, president of the St. Louis Labor Council. “They put it together pretty quickly because of the Prop A fight, but it was really successful and we’re looking to build on that.
“Traditionally, the Cardinals have been a really strong union organization. Inside and out, they’re union down there,” White said. “Obviously everything they built down at the stadium was union.
“It’s a great relationship between the Cardinals and the community,” he said. “And, obviously, we have the best fans.”
Bethany White, senior account executive for theme tickets, said the Cardinals are looking into the possibility of doing a similar event next year.
“It was a rousing success,” White said. “We’re definitely looking forward to 2019.”
Here are some additional photos from the event: