The Major League Baseball Clubhouse Managers Association, in conjunction with New Era Cap Company, have announced a partnership to send signed caps from all 30 Major League Baseball teams to Caps For Kids. Caps For Kids is an organization dedicated to “providing caps to children that are diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer or receiving chemotherapy.”
In a joint release from the three entities, “With more than 125 chapters at medical facilities throughout the United States and Canada, Caps for Kids works with a network of volunteers to secure autographed caps…More than 10,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. Their goal is to put a cap on every one of their heads.”
Dr. Stephen Heinrich, a pediatric surgeon from New Orleans, LA, founded Caps For Kids in 1993. Dr. Heinrich was treating a young Auburn Tigers fan at the time and gave his patient an autographed cap signed by Terry Bowden (head football coach at Auburn University) and Bobby Bowden (head football coach at Florida State University).
“After experiencing the joy a simple hat could bring, Dr. Heinrich organized Caps for Kids to life the spirits of young cancer patients nationwide.”
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The Major League Baseball Clubhouse Managers Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of 60 members and is involved in several charitable endeavors.
If you would like to get involved with Caps For Kids, you can do so in numerous ways by going to smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile donates a portion of the purchase to CFK every time you buy through them. You can also donate through the United Way or by donating straight to CFK for caps in $45 increments.