About the Fund
“It is the mission of the Cardinals/Marlins Fund to provide financial assistance to sports and community service non-profit organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties so that young people may participate in baseball, sports programs, and physical fitness activities.”
After being founded in 1998, when Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium was built, the Cardinals/Marlins fund has played an important role in the community’s well-being. The fund is designed to promote sports and physical fitness within youth programs. Special consideration is given to baseball organizations and to other foundations that support the underserved members of the community. Allowing someone to participate when they otherwise might be unable to is a top priority for the Cardinals/Marlins Fund.
Today, the fund continues to make lifelong impacts on those in our community. Countless efforts at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium now contribute to the fund. Everything from PA announcements, silent auction items, in-game recognition, on-field experiences, and other events at the ballpark are all executed with the Cardinals/Marlins Fund in mind.
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium understands that the facility represents more than a baseball stadium to the community. Since its inception, the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals strive to play an active role in the community both through baseball and other non-sport-related endeavors. To uphold the high standards of the fund, the teams appointed an Advisory Board of community leaders and officials to oversee all activities and serve as a liaison to the community.
“I’m proud to work with the Cardinals, the Marlins, and the Advisory Board to help improve the lives of our neighbors,” said Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium General Manager Mike Bauer. “We’re presented with the unique opportunity to reach thousands of people every day at the games, so it’s important to make the most of it.”