Adam Wainwright to host 7th Annual Fantasy Football Fundraiser at Busch

Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas & Michael Wacha Among Big League Participants Playing To Raise Money for Charity

August 23rd, 2019

ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 23, 2019 – For the seventh consecutive year, Adam Wainwright is bringing his annual Big League Impact Fantasy Football Live Draft and its winning fundraising formula of MLB players and fans to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 30.

As part of the event, participating fans will draft their own fantasy football team and compete directly against Wainwright and other Cardinals big leaguers including Michael Wacha, Miles Mikolas, and Jack Flaherty. Participants will manage their fantasy team throughout a 13-week, head-to-head format season, including a direct matchup against the celebrity participants.

Prior to the start of the event, Wainwright will lead participants on a behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium before joining his teammates for the VIP draft event in the UMB Champions Club. Guests will get to play catch and have their picture taken on the field, enjoy VIP access to batting practice and receive suite tickets for the evening’s game versus the Cincinnati Reds. Throughout the fantasy season, participants will enjoy weekly interaction and competition with big leaguers with chances to win other one-of-a-kind prizes.

All proceeds from Wainwright’s event at Busch Stadium will benefit Cardinals Care and Big League Impact’s Global Initiative Fund in addition to the following player-selected charities: IDADEE Hospital (Wainwright), Crisis Aid (Mikolas), Food for the Hungry (Flaherty), and Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Club of Texarkana (Wacha).

Big League Impact started with a single fantasy football charity event in 2013 and has since raised over $2.5 million dollars and expanded to nine additional MLB clubs: Yankees, Mets, Giants, Padres, Reds, Twins, Diamondbacks, Tigers, and Nationals. This year’s roster of participating MLB players includes Steven Matz, Pete Alonso, JD Davis, Jeff McNeil, Aaron Altherr, Zack Wheeler, Nick Ahmed, Steven Souza Jr., Archie Bradley, Luke Weaver, Kyle Gibson, Jake Ordorizzi, Ryne Harper, and Austin Hedges.

“I’m thrilled to bring the Big League Impact Fantasy Football Draft back to Busch Stadium for a seventh consecutive year,” said Wainwright. “I get to celebrate my birthday doing some of my favorite things – playing baseball, interacting with fans, and competing in fantasy football – and it’s all for a great cause. It’s a win all around!”

For a full listing of Big League Impact fantasy football draft day experiences, or to register for events in their cities, visit

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