An Evening with the Cardinals

Saturday, January 13, 2024

An Evening with the Cardinals

Saturday, January 13, 2024

10th Annual NCCS An Evening with the Cardinals

Presented by the National Children’s Cancer Society

Saturday, January 13, 2024
St. Louis Union Station Hotel – Grand Ballroom

Join us for an incredible evening of hope and support at the 10th Annual An Evening with the Cardinals for the National Children’s Cancer Society. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer. This event is a celebration of resilience, community, and the power of joining together for a worthy cause.

What to Expect

During this special event, you can anticipate:

  • 90 minute Q&A session with Cardinals MVPs David Eckstein and David Freese hosted by Emcee Frank Cusumano from 5 On Your Side.
  • Heartwarming stories of hope and resilience from children, families, and survivors.
  • Silent and live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia and other treasured items.
  • Select guests can enjoy a VIP cocktail reception prior to the program
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded individuals who share a passion for making a difference.
  • Delicious food and refreshments throughout the evening.

6:00 p.m. – Private photo session with the St. Louis Cardinals & Silent Auction
6:45 p.m. – Dinner & Live Auction
8:00 p.m. – Program Begins



Sponsorship Opportunities

For additional information, please contact Dawn Griffard at 314-374-5749 or

Get Involved

Your presence and support at the 10th Annual An Evening with the Cardinals will play a crucial role in helping children and families affected by pediatric cancer. By attending this event or making a donation, you are directly contributing to saving lives and making a lasting impact, ensuring no family has to go through childhood cancer alone. NO MATTER WHAT.™

We are looking for the following items to enhance our silent and live auctions. (The in-kind donation form can be found here.)

  • Autographed music memorabilia
  • Autographed sports memorabilia
  • High-quality liquor
  • Popular home accessories
  • Fine dining restaurant certificates
  • Lottery ticket boards
  • Weekend hotel packages
  • Flight packages
  • Unique event experiences
  • Family cultural experiences
  • Group beer tastings
  • High-end homeware
  • Fashion accessories
  • Sports game tickets
  • Jewelry
  • Tours of a private company or show
  • Theme baskets
  • Gift Certificates
  • Other unique or desirable items


Who are VIPs?

VIPs are sponsors and their selected guests. They are invited to a special cocktail and photo reception before the event.

Is the VIP cocktail only available to sponsors?

The VIP cocktail and photographs are only available to those who purchase a $10,000 sponsorship and above.

What are the sponsorship benefits?

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500. The benefits of each sponsorship level can be found here.

Can I ask for autographs or selfies at the event?

We ask that guests refrain from asking our celebrity guests for autographs and/or selfies.

Can I bid on silent auction items throughout the event?

Yes. Bids can be made until 8:00 p.m. sharp. Please remember to bring a charged cell phone!

Can I bid on auction items even if I can’t make it to the event?

Yes. Through online/mobile bidding, you can participate in the auction from anywhere! If you live within an hour of St. Louis, we can arrange for delivery. If you live outside of that radius, we kindly ask that you pay for shipping.

I have dietary restrictions. Can I still eat the dinner provided?

Yes. If you have a dietary restriction, please email Dawn Griffard at so she can ensure you have an appropriate meal provided.

Where should I park?

The entrance to the Grand Ballroom is located at the corner of 20th and Market Street. Valet and self-parking are included in your admission.

Autographed Baseballs

For sale: Autographed baseballs signed by Jason Motte, Jason Isringhausen, and Lee Smith

$45 each

  • Free shipping anywhere in the United States
  • Proceeds benefit children battling cancer
  • Please note, all credit card charges will reflect a payment to “USA MORTGAGE CHARITY FUNDRAISER.”
  • USA Mortgage will be covering all processing fees so 100% of your donation goes directly to the NCCS.