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November 2017
November 14:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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November 11:

Tennessee Home Run Derby: Main Event

To register, or for more information, visit: tnhomerunderby.com.

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November 7:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Basketball Clinics

The Pujols Family Foundation will be hosting two Basketball Clinics for people with Down syndrome age 15 and older. The clinics will be on Sunday, November 5th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday, November 6th, from 6:00pm – 7:45pm at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri (One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141). This will be taking place at the Lacey Gym located inside the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex. Fundamental basketball skills will be…

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November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Basketball Clinics

The Pujols Family Foundation will be hosting two Basketball Clinics for people with Down syndrome age 15 and older. The clinics will be on Sunday, November 5th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday, November 6th, from 6:00pm – 7:45pm at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri (One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141). This will be taking place at the Lacey Gym located inside the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex. Fundamental basketball skills will be…

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October 2017
October 31:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 27:

Autumn Prom – St. Louis

Each year, people with Down syndrome from all across the Midwest plan for the Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom. Imagine over 500 people with Down syndrome dancing to a live band, eating some of the best food in St. Louis, and snapping photos with all of their best friends all at one event. The Autumn Prom is the party of the year and is open to all people with Down syndrome ages 16 and older. Admission is FREE and each…

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October 24:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm:

Autumn Prom (Southern California)

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October 17:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 14:

Tennessee Home Run Derby: Third Qualifier

To register, or for more information, visit: tnhomerunderby.com.

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October 10:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 7 - October 8:

Tennessee Home Run Derby: Second Qualifer

To register, or for more information, visit: tnhomerunderby.com.

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October 3:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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September 2017
September 30 - October 1:

Tennessee Home Run Derby: First Qualifier

To register, or for more information, visit: tnhomerunderby.com.

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September 26:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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September 19:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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September 12:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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August 2017
August 26:

New Mothers Luncheon – St. Louis

Motherhood is an exciting time in any woman’s life, but it is also often an intimidating experience for first time moms. Between the host of prenatal health advice, regular check-ups, family and friends’ concerns, and preparing space for baby at home there are a multitude of things on any expectant mother’s mind. Now toss in the unexpected news that your baby will be born with Down syndrome. A million questions come rushing to mind. What does that mean? Will my…

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August 21:

Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic – St. Louis

Meadowbrook Country Club 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start | 5:00 p.m. Awards Reception The 2017 Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will be hosted by St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Martinez as the event celebrates its fifteenth year in St. Louis! The Celebrity Golf Classic serves as the biggest fundraising event of the year and provides necessary resources to directly benefit programs in St. Louis and across the nation. This celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers that will…

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August 6:

ESPN Zone – Southern California

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August 6:

Hitters & Splitters Father Son Bowling – St. Louis

Back by popular demand, we are bringing back one of the most popular events of the year. We invite all Fathers who have a son with Down syndrome to bring their son and join us on Sunday, August 6th at the Brunswick Zone Chesterfield Lanes for a great night of bowling, games, and fun. To attend, please RSVP to Jen Teemer by calling (314) 878-2105 Event: Hitters & Splitters Father Son Bowling Date: Sunday — August 6, 2017 Time: 6PM – 8PM Location: Brunswick…

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July 2017
July 20:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking…

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July 18:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking Class…

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July 17:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic – Southern California

  The Resort At Pelican Hill Newport Beach, California 10:00 AM Shotgun Start | 4:00 PM Reception The 15th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic serves as one of the biggest fundraising events for the Pujols Family Foundation and provide the necessary resources to directly benefit programs in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. The celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers, teamed with foursomes made up of corporate executives and community leaders. Join us and our sponsors…

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July 16:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Classic Gala – Southern California

5:00 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction | 5:30 p.m. VIP Pre-Dinner Reception | 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Classic Gala Dinner For the first time, The 15th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic will feature a pre-golf Celebrity Classic Gala on the evening of July 16th, 2017 at the Pelican Hill Resort. This first-class, celebrity-driven event will feature a live auction, a VIP Pre-Dinner Reception, dinner and a program. This fundraising event will help to provide the necessary resources to directly benefit…

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July 12:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking Class…

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July 11:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM (Noon). To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! …

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June 2017
June 28:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM (Noon). To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! …

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June 26:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking…

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June 20:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM (Noon). To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! …

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June 20:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking…

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June 14:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking…

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June 13:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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June 9:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in theWest Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM (Noon). To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event:…

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June 8:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited!  Event: BatterUp! Cooking…

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June 3:

Firehouse Family Safety Day – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation invites all people with Down syndrome and their immediate family to join us for our first ever Firehouse Family Safety Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11AM-2PM. This event is an opportunity to introduce the Down syndrome community to firefighters and familiarize the whole family with fire safety in a fun environment. Lunch will also be provided. Please RSVP to Jen Teemer by May 25th at (314) 878-2105 or jen@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org. Event: Firehouse Family Safety Day…

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June 1:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome (ages 13 & older) and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Dierbergs School of Cooking in the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM (Noon). To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! …

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May 2017
May 16:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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May 15:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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May 9:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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May 8:

Kendra Gives Back Party – St. Louis

On Monday, May 8th the Kendra Scott at Plaza Frontenac will be hosting an official Kendra Gives Back Party to benefit the Pujols Family Foundation. This will be a great opportunity to fulfill all of your Mother’s Day gift purchases while supporting a great cause. 20% of the proceeds from the party will benefit the work of the Pujols Family Foundation. Event: Kendra Gives Back Party Date: May 8, 2017 Time: 5PM-8PM Location: Kendra Scott at Plaza Frontenac Address: 1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis,…

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May 8:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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May 5:

Mother Daughter Pajama Party – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation invites Mothers and Daughters of all ages with Down syndrome to our second annual Mother Daughter Pajama Party. Come dressed in your favorite pajamas for a night of food, fun, games, & movies. Please RSVP by calling Jen Teemer at (314) 878-2105 Event: Mother Daughter Pajama Party Date: May 5, 2017 Time: 6PM- 9pM Location: Living Word Church Address: 17315 Manchester Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038

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May 2:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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May 1:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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April 2017
April 25:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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April 24:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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April 18:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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April 11:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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April 10:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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April 4:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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April 3:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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March 2017
March 28:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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March 27:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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March 24:

Pujols Picture Party Scrapbooking & Craft Event – St. Louis

Have you been looking for a way to connect with other moms? Looking for a creative outlet? Needing the time and space to work on fun projects? This event is for you! This Mothers only event is on Friday, March 24th from 5-10PM at West Hills Church. We will provide dinner as well. What to bring? Scrapbooking: Pictures and any other supplies you want to bring. If you are new to scrapbooking, we will have supplies to get you started!…

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March 21:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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March 20:

Children’s Music Therapy Spring Sessions – St. Louis

Please join us for a 8 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are ages 1-5 years old. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend each week! Please RSVP by calling…

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March 14:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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January 2017
January 29:

Albert’s All-Star Game

This annual All-Star Game showcases the talents and abilities of our friends with Down syndrome. Albert’s All-Stars practice for months to continue their reign over the Missouri Baptist University Spartans. This is one of the greatest events the Pujols Family Foundation does all year and will be the best basketball game you’ll see all year as well. Please come and invite all of your friends to join us on Sunday, January 29th at the MoBap Gym.

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December 2016
December 10, 2016:

O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration – St. Louis

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch 6:00 PM Reception | 7:00 PM Dinner The O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration is a star-studded event that has attracted celebrity supporters such as Tony LaRussa, Mike Matheny, Lou Brock, Jim Edmonds, David Eckstein, Matt Holliday, Trevor Rosenthal, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly, David Price, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Aeneas Williams, Bobby Deen and many more. This memorable night represents one of our largest events of the year. It encompasses the heart of the…

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November 2016
November 15, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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November 11, 2016:

Southern California Hosts Its First Prom

Southern California Hosts Its First Prom       By: Jen Cooper Teemer There was definitely a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as all of the staff and volunteers were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our special guests. November 11th, 2016 marked the first annual Prom for people with Down syndrome in Southern California, hosted by the Pujols Family Foundation and Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. As the Program Manager of the Pujols Family Foundation, I have been blessed…

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November 11, 2016:

Autumn Prom – Southern California

We invite all people with Down syndrome, ages 16 and older, to join us at Saddleback Church Anaheim on Friday, November 11th for our annual Autumn Prom. Each person with Down syndrome is allowed one guest (guest may be a parent, date, family member or friend, 16 or older). Space is limited and food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP before Nov. 11, 2016 by emailing SoCalRSVP@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org. Event: Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom – Southern California Date: Friday, November…

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November 9, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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November 9, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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November 8, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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November 7, 2016:

Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Clinic & Tryout

We invite all people with Down syndrome, ages 16 and older, to join us on Sunday, November 6th & Monday, November 7th at the Missouri Baptist University Lacey Gym for our Albert’s All-Star Basketball Clinic and tryout. This event will serve as an opportunity for your child with Down syndrome to get basketball training from the Albert All-Stars coaching staff. This event will also serve as a tryout for the 2017 Albert’s All-Stars basketball team. RSVP’s are not necessary for…

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November 6, 2016:

Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Clinic & Tryout

We invite all people with Down syndrome, ages 16 and older, to join us on Sunday, November 6th & Monday, November 7th at the Missouri Baptist University Lacey Gym for our Albert’s All-Star Basketball Clinic and tryout. This event will serve as an opportunity for your child with Down syndrome to get basketball training from the Albert All-Stars coaching staff. This event will also serve as a tryout for the 2017 Albert’s All-Stars basketball team. RSVP’s are not necessary for…

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November 3, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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November 3, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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November 2, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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November 1, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 2016
October 28, 2016:

Autumn Prom – St. Louis

We invite all people with Down syndrome, ages 16 and older, to join us at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch on Friday, October 28th for our annual Autumn Prom. Each person with Down syndrome is allowed one guest (guest may be a parent, date, family member or friend, 16 or older). Space is limited and food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP before Oct. 24, 2016 by calling Jen at 314-878-2105. Valet parking will be provided along the 4th…

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October 25, 2016:

Batter Up Cooking Class: Holiday Gifts for Giving

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome 13 and older and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This year, give everyone on your holiday list something they won’t return. You’ll see lots of clever packaging ideas while you make and sample terrific recipes you’ll be proud to give as gifts. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen…

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October 25, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 18, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 11, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 8, 2016:

The Garden Gathering – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation is excited to provide our first ever Garden Gathering Days in partnership with The Franciscan Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual Help. This program is an opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to experience the process of growing & harvesting food. The first 3 Saturdays will be Interactive Participation Days where participants will get to work directly in the garden. There will also be educational opportunities to learn more about the different types…

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October 7, 2016:

21 Collaborative Art Project – St. Louis

Fine artists from all over the greater St. Louis area have volunteered their time and expertise to partner with Pujols Family Foundation participants in creating beautiful works of art. The event will be held at Selkirk’s in Central West End and all proceeds will benefit the Pujols Family Foundation’s programs for individuals with Down syndrome. Date: October 7, 2016 Time: 6PM Location: Selkirk’s in Central West End Address: 4739 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

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October 4, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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October 2, 2016:

Tennessee Home Run Derby – Nashville

The Home Run Derby is coming to Tennessee! Baseball fans ages 9 through adults are invited to participate in the Tennessee Home Run Derby to support Down syndrome programming in Middle Tennessee and provide medical aid to the most impoverished areas in the Dominican Republic. Not only can you fulfill your dreams to hit the most home runs out of the park, but you can make a difference while doing it! Register now and begin your fundraising today. Click HERE…

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September 2016
September 27, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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September 24, 2016:

Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival – St. Louis

We are excited to bring back the Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival again this year. In partnership with the Down syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, we invite people with Down syndrome, age 15 and under, along with their immediate family to attend this fun fall event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 11AM-2PM. There will be a variety of activities available for all to enjoy. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jen Cooper Teemer at the Pujols Family Foundation…

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September 24, 2016:

Autumn Prom – Nashville

We invite all people with Down syndrome, ages 16 and older, to join us at the Gaylord Opryland Resort on Saturday, September 24th for our annual Nashville Autumn Prom presented by Gaylord Opryland and Geodis. Each person with Down syndrome is allowed one guest (guest may be a parent, date, family member or friend, 16 or older). Space is limited and food and beverages will be provided. Click HERE to RSVP. All attendees and their guests are required to register for…

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September 20, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

Please join us for a 10 Week group program to promote creative expression and social interaction through music within the Down syndrome community. This program is open to people with Down syndrome who are 18 years and older and have graduated from high school. Enrollment is FREE! Two sessions will be held on each Tuesday. Please specify which time you would prefer when calling to RSVP. Space is limited so please do not sign-up unless you can commit to attend…

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September 18, 2016:

Hitters & Splitters Bowling Event – Southern California

The Pujols Family Foundation invites parents and individuals with Down syndrome to the 2016 Hitters & Splitters Bowling Event on Sunday, September 18, 2016. This FREE & fun event will be held at Concourse Bowl in Anaheim, California from 5-8PM. Please RSVP by September 8, 2016 by emailing SoCalRSVP@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org or by calling (714)639-0562.

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September 17, 2016:

The Garden Gathering – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation is excited to provide our first ever Garden Gathering Days in partnership with The Franciscan Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual Help. This program is an opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to experience the process of growing & harvesting food. The first 3 Saturdays will be Interactive Participation Days where participants will get to work directly in the garden. There will also be educational opportunities to learn more about the different types…

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September 13, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Children’s Music Therapy – St. Louis

Children’s Music Therapy By: Gabrielle Fales This summer the St. Louis office kicked off the first ever Children’s Music Therapy program. The program has two sessions each week, one for children ages one to three and another for ages four to six. Though it is a relatively new program, it was evident what an impact the sessions have had on the children and their parents. Music has a way of bringing people together. It encourages collaboration, helps provide a way…

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August 2016
August 27, 2016:

New Mothers Luncheon – St. Louis

Motherhood is an exciting time in any woman’s life, but it is also often an intimidating experience for first time moms. Between the host of prenatal health advice, regular check-ups, family and friends’ concerns, and preparing space for baby at home there are a multitude of things on any expectant mother’s mind. Now toss in the unexpected news that your baby will be born with Down syndrome. A million questions come rushing to mind. What does that mean? Will my…

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August 20, 2016:

The Garden Gathering – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation is excited to provide our first ever Garden Gathering Days in partnership with The Franciscan Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual Help. This program is an opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to experience the process of growing & harvesting food. The first 3 Saturdays will be Interactive Participation Days where participants will get to work directly in the garden. There will also be educational opportunities to learn more about the different types…

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August 20, 2016:

Sail Away with the Pujols Family Foundation – Southern California

Individuals with Down syndrome, ages 5 and up, are invited to bring 1 adult (18yrs and older) member of their family to join us on the American Pride Tall Ship on Saturday, August 20, 2016 for our Sail Away with the Pujols Family Foundation sailing event. This FREE event is one you do not want to miss. We will have 2 sails available at 10AM & 11:30AM both at the Long Beach Harbor. Please RSVP to Julia Fontana at the…

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August 8, 2016:

Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic – St. Louis

Meadowbrook Country Club 10:00 AM Shotgun Start | 5:00 PM Awards Reception Albert Pujols, along with Matt & Leslee Holliday, host the Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic as the event celebrates its fourteenth year in St. Louis! The Celebrity Golf Classic serves as the biggest fundraising event of the year and provides necessary resources to directly benefit programs in St. Louis and across the nation. This celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers that will meet…

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August 1, 2016:

Pujols Family Foundation Game Day Hosted by ESPN Zone – Southern California

The Pujols Family Foundation Family Game Day Hosted by ESPN Zone invites people with Down syndrome, 5 years and older, to demonstrate their gaming skills. The ESPN Zone sports arena and clubhouse features the most popular sports- themed interactive games and attractions. Gaming opportunities include NASCAR racing games, skee-ball, hoops hysteria, Fruit Ninja and many more. Individuals with Down syndrome may bring 1 adult (18 years and older) member of their family along with them. Due to space limitations, additional…

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July 2016
July 31, 2016:

New Mothers’ Luncheon – Southern California

Please join us in celebration of new mothers who are expecting or who have been blessed with a child with Down syndrome in the past four years. This free event is designed to connect new moms with services and programs that are offered in the Orange County area and will serve as a wonderful networking opportunity to meet other moms. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon full of fun, food, and fellowship. Lunch will be served, so come hungry! RSVP by July…

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July 27, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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July 23, 2016:

The Garden Gathering – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation is excited to provide our first ever Garden Gathering Days in partnership with The Franciscan Sisters of our Lady of Perpetual Help. This program is an opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to experience the process of growing & harvesting food. The first 3 Saturdays will be Interactive Participation Days where participants will get to work directly in the garden. There will also be educational opportunities to learn more about the different types…

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July 22, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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July 20, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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July 18, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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July 15, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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July 15, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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July 13, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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July 13, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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July 8, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.  

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July 1, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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June 2016
June 29, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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June 28, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 27, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 24, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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June 23, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 22, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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June 20, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 17, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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June 17, 2016:

21 Arts Collaborative – Nashville

CLICK HERE TO BID NOW! Fine artists from all over the greater Nashville area have volunteered their time and expertise to partner with Pujols Family Foundation participants in creating beautiful works of art. Over the past months, a group of 21 painters, photographers, cartoonists, jewelry designers, and songwriters have worked hard with each of their self-advocates to create a masterpiece. Each piece will then be auctioned off at our culminating event on June 17th. The event will be held at the…

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June 15, 2016:

Summer Self Defense – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation and the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy recognize self-defense or any physical violence as a last resort measure. These classes are designed to explore every peaceful solution of conflict resolution first. Participants will be asked to dress in a T-shirt with sweats or jogging pants. There is no need to buy special clothing. There will be no cost to any of the participants. This program is for people with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.…

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June 14, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 10, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.

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June 10, 2016:

Pujols Picture Party Mom’s Scrapbooking – St. Louis

Pujols Picture Party By: Gabrielle Fales This year’s Pujols Picture Party was another one for the books. With 40 moms in attendance, this Mom’s Night Out style scrapbooking event was one of the largest to date. Moms had five hours of uninterrupted time to spend on projects and interacting with other moms. The ladies entered West Hills Community Church in Town and Country, Missouri to a sea of scrapbooking materials. Once checked in, moms could select a brand new scrapbook…

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June 9, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the West Oaks Dierbergs Location in Creve Coeur from 10AM-12PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 8, 2016:

Batter Up! Cooking Classes (Summer Sessions) – St. Louis

Batter Up Cooking Class Full Stomach and Fuller Heart: An Intern’s Reflection of Batter’s Up Cooking Class By: Gabrielle Fales I must admit that in the few hours before Batter’s Up cooking class was to begin, I was feeling pretty nervous. I have always enjoyed cooking, but I know from my experience trying to cook with my four little brothers that sometimes cooking can mean a messy kitchen and lots of chaos. So a kitchen full of 18 chefs sounded…

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June 8, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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June 3, 2016:

Music Therapy – Nashville

The Pujols Family Foundation is partnering with the Music Therapy Program at the Belmont University School of Music to bring you and your child a fun musical experience this summer. For more information or to RSVP please contact Erin Johnson at Pujols.Nashville@gmail.com.  

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June 2, 2016:

BatterUp! Cooking Class – St. Louis

You are invited to participate in a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. This class is at the Clarkson/Clayton Dierbergs Location in Ellisville from 6PM-8PM. To participate, you must make reservations for your class date and time through Jen Cooper at (314) 878-2105. Availability for each class is very limited! 

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May 2016
May 18, 2016:

Father Son Night at the Ballpark – St. Louis

Thank you Cardinals Care & Delaware North for providing this extraordinary opportunity for our fathers and sons with Down syndrome to enjoy a Night at the Ballpark.

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May 9, 2016:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic – Southern California

The Resort At Pelican Hill Newport Beach, California 10:00 AM Shotgun Start | 4:00 PM Reception 5:00 PM Awards Dinner & Auction The 14th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic serves as one of the biggest fundraising events for the Pujols Family Foundation and provide the necessary resources to directly benefit programs in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. The celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers, teamed with foursomes made up of corporate executives and community leaders.…

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March 2016
March 15, 2016 - May 17, 2016:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – Spring Session – St. Louis

Music has been proven to promote intellectual, social and personal development. With this in mind, the Pujols Family Foundation has created the Rhythm of Life Music Therapy program to benefit adults living with Down syndrome. The PFF is dedicated to the love, care and development of people with Down syndrome and their families. Our goal is to promote awareness, provide hope and create supportive and memorable events for the families and individuals who live with Down syndrome and one of…

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March 6, 2016:

Nashville Kickoff Event – Nashville

Join the Pujols Family Foundation and a few of our local, partnering organizations who are collaboratively working to provide extraordinary experiences for the Nashville community. Learn about services, programs, events, and opportunities for 2016 and discover how you can be involved. This Free family friendly event will feature music from Supe and the Sandwiches plus, entertainment by artist Guy Gilchrist. We will be giving great door prizes throughout the event as well! This FREE event is one you do not…

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February 2016
February 20, 2016:

Family Movie Event – St. Louis

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February 3, 2016:

Kendra Gives Back Party – Nashville

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February 3, 2016:

Kendra Gives Back Party – Southern California

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January 2016
January 31, 2016:

Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Game – St. Louis

This album features some awesome photos from the 2016 Albert’s All-Star Basketball Game held at Missouri Baptist University on January 31, 2016. The Albert’s All-Star Basketball Game was a huge success with Albert’s All-Stars beating the Spartians of Missouri Baptist again this year. As you can see from the photos, this event was a highlight for all who attended. An event of this size would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors. Thank you Missouri Baptist University,…

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January 10, 2016 - January 16, 2016:

Medical Mission Trip – Dominican Republic

The Pujols Family Foundation is taking a team of medical professionals to serve the impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic. Please pray for our team & see the video below showing our great work in the DR. http://www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.org/video/5-days-in-the-batey/

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December 2015
December 5, 2015:

O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration – St. Louis

11th Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 5, 2015 | The Chase Park Plaza | St. Louis, MO Click here for more information & to RSVP.

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November 2015
November 16, 2015:

Onstage in the Off-Season – Nashville

It’s the off-season for Major League Baseball, and Nashville’s Pujols Family Foundation is taking the stage with The Sam Bush Band! GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush and his band will be joined by friends Jeff Black, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and John Oates and other special guests for Onstage in the Off-Season. Host for the evening is GRAMMY® nominated singer, songwriter and producer Peter Cooper who currently serves as museum editor at the Country Music Hall of Fame…

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October 2015
October 30, 2015:

Autumn Prom – St. Louis

This year’s 9th Annual St. Louis Autumn Prom was one for the record books. We has the largest crowd ever with over 550 people with Down syndrome in attendance. As you can see from the photos, it was a special event that has made lasting memories for all in attendance. As always, we could not put on this incredible event without the following sponsors! Thank you Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, Smash Band St. Louis, 2 Chics &…

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October 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:

Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Clinic & Tryouts – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation will be hosting two Basketball Clinics for people with Down syndrome age 15 and older. The clinics will be on Monday, October 26th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Tuesday, October 27th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri (One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141). This will be taking place at the Lacey Gym located inside the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex. Fundamental basketball skills will be…

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October 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:

Albert’s All-Stars Basketball Clinic & Tryouts – St. Louis

The Pujols Family Foundation will be hosting two Basketball Clinics for people with Down syndrome age 15 and older. The clinics will be on Monday, October 26th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Tuesday, October 27th, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri (One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141). This will be taking place at the Lacey Gym located inside the Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex. Fundamental basketball skills will be…

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October 23, 2015:

Autumn Prom – Nashville

On Saturday October 23rd, the Pujols Family Foundation in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee will host it’s annual Autumn Prom at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville to provide a glamorous evening of dancing to celebrate our friends with Down syndrome. Click Here to RSVP to the 2015 Nashville Prom. Opryland Hotel 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214

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October 10, 2015:

2015 Batter Up! Cooking Classes – Southern California

I am so grateful to the Pujols Family Foundation for holding these wonderful cooking experiences.  Last Saturday my Mom & I were able to attend the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California-Orange County and assist with preparation our meal.  Under the guidance of Chef Michael Backouris and staff we learned the correct way to hold a sharp knife safely and properly slice, chop & season the foods for our meal.  We watched as Chef Michael seared the meat before…

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September 2015
September 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:

Pumpkin Palooza – St Louis

On Saturday, September 19th, the Pujols Family Foundation & the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis will hold their annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival event at Rombach Farms in Chesterfield, MO from 11AM-2PM. Both organizations invite people with Down syndrome, 15 years and under, along with their immediate family to attend this fun fall event. Click Here to RSVP: https://bazaarboy.com/event/908/?iid=393 Rombach Farms 18639 Olive Street Road Chesterfield, MO 63017

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September 19, 2015 - November 14, 2015:

Batter Up Cooking Classes – Southern California

Batter Up Cooking classes (ages 13 and up): Join us for a fun, hands-on cooking experience! Reservations are limited so sign up today! Each participant is limited to 1 class. Art Institute Orange County – September 26 – October 10 – November 7 Roy’s of Anaheim – September 19 – October 17 – November 14 Please RSVP by emailing melody@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org or by calling 714-639-0562

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September 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Hitters & Splitters Bowling – Southern California

This fun event is open to people with Down syndrome (Ages 5 & up). Due to space limitations, each individual is only allowed one guest. Additional guests/family members will be unable to enter the venue. This will be an alcohol free event. Please RSVP by emailing socalrsvp@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org or calling 714-639-0562. Concourse Bowl Anaheim 3364 E. La Palma Ave. | Anaheim, CA 92806 Sunday, September 13, 2015 5-8pm

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September 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm:

Family Day at Weston Red Barn Farm – Kansas City

In Partnership with the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, we are hosting a family Day at the Weston Red Barn Farm on September 13th. This event is open to people of all ages, so please bring the whole family. Weston Red Barn Farm 16300 Wilkerson Road Weston, MO 64098 Click this link to RSVP: http://www.kcdsg.org/rbf.php

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September 8, 2015:

Play Wiffleball with Albert Pujols & Clayton Kershaw

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August 2015
August 22, 2015:

New Mothers Luncheon – St. Louis

Motherhood is an exciting time in any woman’s life, but it is also often an intimidating experience for first time moms. Between the host of prenatal health advice, regular check-ups, family and friends’ concerns, and preparing space for baby at home there are a multitude of things on any expectant mother’s mind. Now toss in the unexpected news that your baby will be born with Down syndrome. A million questions come rushing to mind. What does that mean? Will my…

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August 2, 2015:

Father/Son Bowling – St. Louis

Our Annual Father/Son bowling event will be held on August 2nd at: [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup Form”]

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July 2015
July 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm:

ESPN Zone Game Day – Southern California

ESPN Zone Game Day at Downtown Disney Sunday, July 26th 5-9PM ESPN Zone Game Day 1545 Disneyland Dr., Downtown Disney District Anaheim, CA 92802 [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup Form”]

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July 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Hitters & Splitters Bowling – Southern California

Hitters & Splitters Bowling Concourse Bowling Center 3364 E La Palma Ave Anaheim, CA 92806

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June 2015
June 29, 2015:

Pujols Family Foundation Golf Tournament Hosted by Matt Holliday – St. Louis

For the third year, Matt & Leslee Holliday host the Pujols Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic as the event celebrates its thirteenth year in St. Louis! The Celebrity Golf Classic serves as the biggest fundraising event of the year and provides necessary resources to directly benefit programs in St. Louis and across the nation. This celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers, teamed with foursomes made up of corporate executives and community leaders.

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June 9, 2015 - July 21, 2015:

Self Defense Classes – St. Louis

This class is a favorite of the Down syndrome community. The students are being taught the skills necessary to help themselves in case a difficult situation would arise. The classes have also implemented a belt reward system similar to karate and they have started breaking boards. Classes will be held on the following days: June 9th, 16th, 23rd & July 7th, 14th, 21st St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy 15825 Manchester Road (Upper Level) Ellisville, MO 63011 [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup…

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June 6, 2015:

Family Day at PowerPlay – Kansas City

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June 2, 2015 - July 22, 2015:

Batter Up Cooking Classes – Clarkson/Clayton Location (St. Louis)

This summer will feature a wonderful opportunity for people with Down syndrome and a parent to spend some quality time learning to cook in a fun, hands-on setting. The Dierberg’s Cooking School will be hosting the classes that will take place from June 2nd through the end of July for girls and boys 13 and older. Clarkson/Clayton Location (6:00pm – 8:00pm) Tuesday, June 2 Thursday, June 4 Wednesday, June 10 Monday, July 13 Thursday, July 16 Monday, July 20 Wednesday,…

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June 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015:

Batter Up Cooking Classes – West Oaks Location (St. Louis)

West Oaks Location (10:00am-12:00pm) Dates include Monday, June 1 Wednesday, June 10 Tuesday, July 14 Thursday, July 23 Friday, July 31 [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup Form”]

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May 2015
May 23, 2015:

New Mothers Luncheon – Southern California

On Saturday, May 23rd, the Pujols Family Foundation hosted the first annual New Mothers luncheon at Javier’s Cantina in Newport Beach. With 40 moms in attendance, it was wonderful to have an opportunity for those who share a common bond of having a child with Down syndrome. There were two self advocate teens speakers; Teresa Burnett and Brandon Gruber who spoke of their rich and fulfilling lives and Deidre Pujols who inspired and gave each of these mother’s hope and…

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May 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm:

Pins for PFF Fundraiser – St. Louis

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May 17, 2015:

Mother/Daughter Bowling – St. Louis

Our annual Mother/Daughter Bowling event will be held on May 17th at: Brunswick Four Seasons Lanes 176 Four Seasons Shopping Center Chesterfield, MO 63017

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May 11, 2015:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic – Southern California

Date: May 11, 2015 Location: The Resort At Pelican Hill Newport Beach, California The 13th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic Presented serves as one of the biggest fundraising events for the Pujols Family Foundation programs in Southern California, nationally and internationally. This celebrity golf tournament features professional athletes, sports personalities, and entertainers, teamed with foursomes made up of corporate executives and community leaders. Join us and our sponsors in providing programs to individuals with Down syndrome in addition to…

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May 5, 2015 - May 25, 2015:

Moms Self Defense Classes

Mom’s Self Defense Classes in St. Louis are being offered on the following dates: May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy 15825 Manchester Road (Upper Level) Ellisville, MO 63011 [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup Form”]

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May 5, 2015:

Pujols Family Foundation 10th Anniversary

The Pujols Family Foundation is turning 10 on May 5th!! Check back for more details on our Anniversary Celebration. [contact-form-7 id=”561″ title=”Signup Form”]

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April 2015
April 17, 2015:

Pujols Picture Party Scrapbooking Event – St. Louis

This event is a great way to connect with other mothers in a fun, creative and laid back environment. You do not have to be a scrapbooker to attend. There will be fun make n’ take projects available as well as volunteers to help. Digital scrapbookers are also encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

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December 2014
December 6, 2014:

2014 O’ Night Divine

The 10th anniversary of the O’Night Divine Christmas Celebration benefitting the Pujols Family Foundation was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The event welcomed over 500 guests to the Khorassan Ballroom including many celebrity guests, such as, Tony LaRussa, Jim Edmonds, David Freese, Meadowlark Lemon, actor David Henrie, cartoonist Guy Gilchrist as well as other athletes, sports personalities, musicians and entertainers. The elegant décor featured colors in the celebration of the Foundation’s…

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September 2014
September 27, 2014:

2014 Pumpkin Palooza

Once a year the Pujols Family Foundation and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis gather together at a local pumpkin patch to celebrate the Down syndrome community. On Saturday, September 27th, the PFF and DSAGSL held their annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival event at Rombach Farms in Chesterfield, MO. Both organizations invited people with Down syndrome, 15 years and under, along with their immediate family to attend this fun fall event. As the families arrived on the farm,…

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September 23, 2014:

2014 All-Star Evening at J. Gilbert’s

On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, J. Gilbert’s Wood Fire Steaks and Seafood restaurant in St. Louis hosted the first ever All Star Evening to benefit the Pujols Family Foundation. The goal of the All Star Evening was to create awareness and help support ongoing opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and extensive humanitarian efforts to the impoverished people of the Dominican Republic. Guests spent the evening enjoying delicious food and wonderful company. The All Star Hosts for the evening included…

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September 7, 2014:

2014 Hitter’s and Splitters Father/Son Bowling Event

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, the Pujols Family Foundation and Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield hosted the annual Hitter’s and Splitters Father/Son Bowling Event. With 225 attendees, the event was a wonderful success. This special event not only offered time for fathers and sons to spend together but also allowed friendships to form and a community to come together in support of one another. The guests were eager to jumpstart the fun-filled evening. After signing in, participants headed straight for the…

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September 1, 2014:

Autumn Prom

Wrapped up in the color of neon, the Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield, Missouri was flooded with beautiful décor and excited faces as the 2014 Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom came underway. On Friday, October 24th top hats and sparkling dresses came strutting down the red carpet as they were cheered on by tons of supporters and volunteers. Everyone in attendance came dressed to the nines. Not only were the outfits glamorous but so were the hairstyles. Hair Saloon for…

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June 2014
June 10, 2014:

2014 BatterUp! Family Cooking Experience

The smells wafting from the Dierberg’s West Oaks store kitchen on a Tuesday just before lunch were simply enticing. They even drew children of grocery shoppers away from the checkout area so they could peak through the kitchen’s glass walls to catch a glimpse of the room full of chefs sitting down to enjoy a colorful array of cooking successes. But it was no easy work. For an hour, about seven sets of chefs under the direction of Dierberg’s cooking…

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May 2014
May 18, 2014:

Bowl Me Over: Mother/Daughter Bowling

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Pujols Family Foundation and Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield hosted the annual Hitters and Splitters Mother/Daughter Bowling Event. The event was a tremendous success, as usual. This special event not only offered time for mothers and daughters to spend together but also allowed friendships to form and a community to come together in support of one another. Fun and excitement spilled into the bowling alley as the Hitters and Splitters event took off. After signing…

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May 18, 2014:

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future at the Missouri History Museum

Today, museums have the ability to open our minds to new ideas of entertainment, exploration, and education. The Missouri History Museum, located in historical Forest Park, achieves this revelation. The Pujols Family Foundation and the Missouri History Museum both share a common goal of bringing awareness and building the St. Louis community, and with that goal in mind they decided to partner together for an event called ‘Night at the Museum’. On Thursday June 5, 2014 staff and volunteers from…

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May 14, 2014:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

Music has been proven to promote intellectual, social and personal development. With this in mind, the Pujols Family Foundation has created the Rhythm of Life Music Therapy program to benefit adults living with Down syndrome. The PFF is dedicated to the love, care and development of people with Down syndrome and their families. Our goal is to promote awareness, provide hope and create supportive and memorable events for the families and individuals who live with Down syndrome and one of…

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May 3, 2014:

Spring into Nature at Rockwoods Reservation

From a distance the snake display looked safe enough at Rockwoods Reservation. But upon closer review, a snake was crawling on a conservation handler and another ominous looking snake was locked in a box with a plexiglass window, and right next to that were the skeletal remains of a snake jaw that included some sharp looking teeth. And right next to that was a giant turtle shell, at least 3 feet long. The sight isn’t one many would expect to…

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May 1, 2014:

Pins for the Pujols Family Foundation

The Pujols Family Foundation’s programs and events fall into three functional areas: Down syndrome, Dominican Republic, and Awareness & Education. The Foundation’s fundraising events help further serve the St. Louis community and beyond by providing the resources needed to develop new programs and services. On Thursday, May 1, 2014 the Pujols Family Foundation hosted the Pins for Pujols Family Foundation Bowling Event raising approximately $4,400. Through the game of bowling, this new event was focused on promoting awareness and education…

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March 2014
March 22, 2014:

Batter Up! Cooking Experience; A Volunteer’s Perspective

By: Morgan Gunn Saturday was an amazing day. It was a remarkable opportunity to work with those teens and young adults, particularly Sarah and Jace. These two students, which I taught in the group, were a pleasure and a joy to be around. They were very attentive and enthusiastic. They were always ready for what was next. I am happy that I was able to teach them something positive that could continuously be used in life as they did for…

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February 2014
February 7, 2014:

Junior Prom – St. Louis

By: Jen Cooper The Kemp Auto Museum had the tables set, covered in bright linens and beautiful balloon arrangements. Food and beverage stations were lined up, ready to serve. It looked as if it was ready to receive our annual influx of prom-goers, 16 and older. However, on Friday, February 7th, 2014, there was a new group of attendees eagerly awaiting their first prom experience…more specifically, their first Junior Prom. The Pujols Family Foundation launched their first Junior Prom, for…

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January 2014
January 28, 2014:

Onstage in the Off-Season: An Evening with Albert Pujols and Friends

It took months of planning, but our formal launch of the Pujols Family Foundation’s Tennessee office touched on music (Rodney Atkins, Sam Bush, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Nicol Sponberg, & Little Texas), sports (Albert Pujols, Zac Stacy, Cortland Finnegan, members of the Riverdale Warrior baseball team), and on the Foundation’s focus on faith, family and others.  The Wildhorse Saloon served as host for this amazing night that introduced the Nashville community to the work of the PFF with the Down…

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January 9, 2014:

BatterUp! Cooking Classes Make Return to Kansas City

By: Down Syndrome of Kansas City Teens and adults with Down syndrome in Kansas City were excited to step up to the plate for another round of Batter Up Cooking Classes this fall. The Pujols Family Foundation partnered with the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and two Hy-Vee grocery stores to host another series of twelves cooking classes in two locations in 2013. Participants enjoyed learning more about kitchen safety and food preparation in a fun and supportive…

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December 2013
December 7, 2013:

2013 O’Night Divine Christmas Celebration

During this modern day Christmas season it is easy to be distracted by the ‘stuff’ that surrounds us. From shopping for the latest toys and tech items to getting the perfect decorations for the house, the hustle and bustle creeps in and takes priority, making it a challenge to connect with the heart of the season. On December 7th, over 500 Pujols Family Foundation supporters came together to focus on the true meaning of Christmas—Christ’s presence in our world. In…

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December 3, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Giving Back on #GivingTuesday with the Pujols Family Foundation

What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. On December 3, 2013, charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. This day of giving follows the biggest shopping weekend of the year. This #GivingTuesday, the Pujols Family Foundation is extremely grateful for all of your donations to help support our mission to create extraordinary events for people with Down syndrome and help fighting global poverty. Why give to the Pujols Family…

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November 2013
November 30, 2013:

Baseball takes part in special night with Pujols Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Live music, a red carpet and limousines were all part of an event that a select group of Lipscomb baseball team members participated in earlier this month.  No, they were not strutting their stuff at the CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, they were special guests at the Annual Albert Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom. The event held at Gaylord Opryland was a special night for the foundation that benefits those with Down syndrome. “The Lipscomb guys were…

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November 24, 2013:

Albert’s Basketball Shoot Out & All-Star Game

By: Anna M. Jones All-Star Game When Lindsey Hawkins sank the 3 early in the second half of Albert’s Basketball All-Star Game on November 24, putting Albert’s All-Stars up 36-28 against Missouri Baptist’s All-Stars, the crowd went wild! Albert’s All-Stars have eked out some close games in previous Pujols Family Foundation All-Star Basketball Games, but it looked like they might be pulling away for a big win in the 6th annual showdown. Instead, that big 3-pointer launched a frenzy of…

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November 17, 2013:

Nashville Hits the Lanes

By Carolyn Naifeh & Emily DuBois On November 17, 2013 the Pujols Family Foundation hosted its first ever Nashville ‘Hitters & Splitters’ event, which brought our special guests with Down syndrome and a parent out to Hillwood Strike & Spare for a fun evening of bowling. Hillwood Strike and Spare generously donated their time and space, and provided an array of snacks and drinks to keep everyone well-nourished for the active evening ahead. Volunteers from Vanderbilt served guests with chips…

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November 10, 2013:

2013 Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip

By: Shelly Enders Have you ever thought, “What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?” This resonates with me daily.  Before leaving for the Dominican Republic early on the morning of November 10, I was extremely grateful for everything in my life. I did not really think a visit to Bateys in the Dominican Republic was needed to make me recognize my blessings. Long story short, I was wrong. I was not…

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November 9, 2013:

Nashville Autumn Prom

By Carolyn Naifeh & Emily DuBois On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 the Pujols Family Foundation in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee hosted over 250 people at the third annual Autumn Prom at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville to provide a glamorous evening of dancing to celebrate our friends with Down syndrome. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center opened up the Tennessee Ballroom at the luxurious Opryland Hotel, the venue of choice for many of the…

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November 8, 2013:

Sixth Annual Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom

By: Anna M. Jones With the sweat still dripping, a few shirt tails hanging out and the hair a bit disheveled, a throng of prom-goers seemed to hit the cold night air in one giant wave. The Smash Band had just wrapped up the night with ‘I Will Survive,’ and with just about everyone staying until the very final note played, the parking lot suddenly became a crazy frenzy of valets running to retrieve cars at the Kemp Auto Museum…

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October 2013
October 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Hitters and Splitters SoCal Style

By: Crystal Rowland On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the Pujols Family Foundation Hitters and Splitters Event made its debut in Southern California. Concourse Bowl of Anaheim hosted over 250 participants and family members for a day of bowling, fun and food. Our bowlers came ready to strike their hearts out without any excitement to spare! Our participants were eager to get out there and show us their stuff! Many of our friends came prepared with their own shoes, bowling balls,…

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October 19, 2013:

Batter Up! Cooking Experience; A Participant’s Perspective

I went to Batter Up at Roy’s in Anaheim on October 19, 2013. My group made a salad with Chef Luke. We also learned how to make a blue cheese salad dressing. Chef Luke showed us how to hard boil eggs, peel them and chop them for the salad. Chef Luke was a good teacher. He made cooking fun. After cooking we sat down for lunch. We ate our salad first. Then we had sliders, french fries and a soda.…

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October 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

The Blueberry

By: Kelly Kener Quinn In October 2012, the Pujols Family Foundation Advisory Board began discussion about the upcoming Medical Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. During the previous year, our team met a young boy whom they nicknamed “The Blueberry” due to the bluish color of his dark complexion. Concerned with the boy’s complexion, our pediatricians began a series of medical tests which led them to determine he was living with a condition know as Complex Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease.…

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September 2013
September 21, 2013:

Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival

The feeling of fall was in the air. The vibrant colors of orange, red and yellow were all around. The smell of barbeque, popcorn and funnel cake was wafting around enticing you to dig in. The stage was set for a fun new event for people with Down syndrome, age 15 and under and their families. The Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival was held on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at Rombachs Farm in Chesterfield, Missouri. The Pujols Family Foundation and Down…

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September 8, 2013:

Weston Red Barn Farm Day

By: Emily DuBois On Sunday, September 8th the Pujols Family Foundation and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City hosted a day of family fun at The Weston Red Barn Farm. The scorching 100° heat didn’t stop over 400 people from coming out to Weston, Missouri for the chance to experience a traditional working farmstead and to spend the day celebrating the final days of summer with family and friends. Amongst the barn, farmer’s market, pavilion and stables stood…

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September 7, 2013:

New Mothers Luncheon: Connections of the Heart

By: Emily DuBois Motherhood is an exciting time in any woman’s life, but it is also often an intimidating experience for first time moms. Between the host of prenatal health advice, regular check-ups, family and friends’ concerns, and preparing space for baby at home there are a multitude of things on any expectant mother’s mind. Now toss in the unexpected news that your baby will be born with Down syndrome. A million questions come rushing to mind. What does that…

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August 2013
August 10, 2013:

Come Sail Away

By: Crystal Rowland On Saturday, August 10th, I was excited to set sail on the American Pride ship at Long Beach Harbor with the Pujols Family Foundation families! The morning buzzed as many eager, young sailors arrived to board the Children’s Maritime Foundation, American Pride Ship. As our sailors arrived, they gave us their best pirate impression and took photos in front of the ship. Many came together to enjoy the morning on the Pacific waters. There was a tangible…

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August 6, 2013:

From Training Wheels to Two Wheels

By: Crystal Rowland The Pujols Family Foundation of Southern California, along with United Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome Association of Orange County, offered 40 individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience riding a bike, something many of us take for granted. The 2013 iCan Shine Bike Camp began on Monday, August 6, 2013, in the gym at Soka University. The five-day camp allows the right amount of time needed for the participants to progress from a bike with training wheels…

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August 4, 2013:

Fathers and Sons Strike Out For A Night of Bowling

By: Emily DuBois On Sunday, August 4, 2013, the Pujols Family Foundation and Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield hosted over 200 participants in its sixth Hitters & Splitters Father Son Bowling event. To the delight of fathers and sons who had come to look forward to this event, Hitters & Splitters made a grand return after a two year hiatus, bringing families together for a lively night of bowling, food, and friendship. The night offered the chance for old friends to…

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July 2013
July 29, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Spoonful of Sugar

By: Kelly Quinn The Muny is a magical place where spectacular musical performances have been brought to life on stage in an open-air amphitheater since 1919. For 95 years The Muny has not only been a St. Louis landmark, but also a summertime tradition for generations of St. Louisans. So it was extra special to share Cameron MacKintosh’s “Mary Poppins” with 120 guests of the Pujols Family Foundation at The Muny. The July 29th evening started off with a tour…

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July 19, 2013:

Families Step Up to the Plate for the Batter Up! Cooking Experience

By: Jack Shah For the past six summers, the Pujols Family Foundation and Dierbergs School of Cooking have teamed up to offer the Batter Up! Cooking Experience to families that have a child with Down syndrome. The Foundation hosts 12 classes in St. Louis and four classes in Edwardsville, IL from June through August. Families enjoy a two-hour instructional cooking session, which allows families to be hands-on in creating an entire menu. This year’s menus featured either Italian cuisine or…

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July 18, 2013:

Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

By: Emily DuBois On Thursday, July 18th, 2013 the Pujols Family Foundation in partnership with the Missouri History Museum hosted fathers and sons at the “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” exhibit. This fun and educational event gave dads and their sons a perfect opportunity to bond over one of America’s great past times: football. The 6,000 square-foot exhibit features memorabilia from all-time greats to contemporary stars, including over 200 football artifacts, rare photos, and…

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July 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

ESPN Zone Game Day Debut: A Volunteer’s Perspective

By: Joanne Lui The smiles were wide and the cheers loud at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney on July 1st, as the Pujols Family Foundation hosted a large group of kids and teens with Down syndrome for its first-ever Game Day Debut event. About 200 kids and adults attended the party. The kids, many of them sporting Angels gear, showed up ready to play free, unlimited games. The group had the entire arcade area to themselves as they shot…

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July 1, 2013:

ESPN Zone Game Day Debut

By: Crystal Rowland & Melody Ungureanu On Monday, July 1, 2013 the Pujols Family Foundation kicked off the summer at the ‘ESPN Zone’ Game Day Debut in Anaheim, California. The event provided sports-themed, interactive gaming opportunities for over 95 individuals with Down syndrome and one family member per person. Participants and families were able to meet, socialize and connect with old friends. Over 10,000 square feet of competitive games and attractions entertained our honored guests in the ESPN Sports Arena.…

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June 2013
June 27, 2013:

The Next Trick at the Magic House

By: Jack Shah Shortly after last year’s very successful Pujols Family Foundation event at the Magic House, the Foundation was contacted about coming back again in 2013. On June 27th, the Pujols Family Foundation hosted their 2nd annual event for families with a child with Down syndrome at the Magic House: St. Louis Children’s Museum in Kirkwood, Missouri. The Magic House engages all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem solving skills within…

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June 24, 2013:

The Muny: Shrek The Musical

By: Jen Cooper The summer of 2013 has seen the return of a popular event from the previous summer…a performance at The Muny. The 11,000 seat outdoor amphitheater located in downtown St. Louis’ Forest Park will be host to seven new shows for the 2013 season. After the popularity of last year’s showings of Aladdin and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Muny and Pujols Family Foundation have partnered together again this year to bring the joy of the Muny…

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June 7, 2013:

Bike Camp Returns to Nashville

By: Carolyn Naifeh Thanks to the iCan Shine Bike program, held June 3-7 at Nashville’s Christ Church YMCA, 20 more children and young adults in Tennessee can ride their bikes – no training wheels required.   Formerly known as Lose the Training Wheels, iCan Shine Bike participants ranged in age from the single digits to 39-years-old.  Highly trained staff, along with a bevy of volunteers, worked with the campers – sometimes one to two trainers per rider, sometimes, if needed, a…

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May 2013
May 19, 2013:

Hitters & Splitters Mother/Daughter Bowling

by: Emily DuBois On Sunday, May 19th, 2013 the Pujols Family Foundation hosted its annual “Hitters & Splitters” Mother/Daughter Bowling event at Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield. The event provided a unique opportunity for over 200 mothers and their daughters with Down syndrome to enjoy a night out together full of bowling, dancing, food, and fun! The night kicked off at 6:30 pm when the bright, eager smiles of moms and daughters began to fill the lobby to register, pick up…

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April 2013
April 26, 2013:

Mom’s Night Out: A Mother’s Perspective

We mothers of children with special needs have a real need to feel special ourselves on occasion. Leave it to DeeDee Pujols to come up with the most glorious occasion to bless the socks off of a group of us moms with kids with Down syndrome. We were invited to a night of cooking, talking, and feasting at the spectacular Sub-Zero showroom at Construction Appliance by Autcohome. If food is the way to a man’s heart, this night was perfectly…

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April 20, 2013:

Spring Into Nature

by: Jen Cooper The city of St. Louis is blessed to have a wide variety of activities and attractions at its fingertips. From the Arch to the Magic House and Union Station to the Science Center, there are many wonderful opportunities. However, if a family wants to enjoy the great outdoors, the Missouri Department of Conservation offers beautiful parks and reserves. On Saturday, April 20th, 2013, the families of the Pujols Family Foundation were treated to a “Spring into Nature”…

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March 2013
March 23, 2013:

Picture Perfect: Fifth Annual Pujols Picture Party Scrapbooking Event

As the mothers entered into the Activity Center of Destiny Church in Town and Country, Missouri on March 23rd, 2013, they were greeted by bright spring colors adorning the many tables and enthusiastic demonstrators and volunteers anxiously awaiting the start of the fifth annual Pujols Picture Party Scrapbooking event for mothers who have a child with Down syndrome. Registration is the first stop as they enter the building. Smiling volunteers are waiting to greet the mothers and provide them with…

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March 12, 2013:

Relay and Run for 21

The second annual Relay and Run for 21 benefits individuals with Down Syndrome who face challenges every day. Face your own challenge on March 24, 2013 as you and/or your 3-person relay team compete in a half marathon. The 13.1 mile race crosses beautiful St. Louis County from Clayton to Westport. All runners receive a technical t-shirt. Solo finishers receive a custom made medal. Food and drinks will be provided at the finish area. For more information and to register…

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January 2013
January 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Stan the Man

Stan Musial was bigger than life. He is not only the greatest Cardinal of all time, but the greatest baseball player I have ever had the privilege of knowing. From the first time I met him in 2001, Stan always took time out to talk with me. I have always been grateful to have access to the greatest hitter in National League history, and to have him call me his friend. My prayers are with the Musial family tonight. I…

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January 13, 2013:

2012 Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip

By: Ani Levy “Por favor entren, todo esto es suyos…” (translated to: “Please come in, all of this is yours) those words brought me to tears. With them Daniurka Santan Montero, an 11-year-old, welcomed us into her home. Daniurka has cerebral palsy and the stent placed in her head to drain fluid has stopped working. Confined to a wheelchair she is unable to maneuver the dirt road to where doctors and dentists were providing care. Her smile, eyes and generosity…

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December 2012
December 1, 2012:

8th Annual Pujols Family Foundation O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration

By: Kelly Kener Quinn “Why am I here?” A question that seems so vague, yet so clear. This question resonated throughout the evening at this year’s 8th Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration. Pujols Family Foundation Executive Director, Todd Perry, answered the question by sharing with attendees the profound impact the Pujols Family Foundation has had in the community since 2005, always focusing on the PFF motto of “Faith. Family. Others.” The Pujols Family Foundation welcomed over 550 friends, sponsors,…

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November 2012
November 17, 2012:

A Special Night of Hockey

By: Chris Ulrich In most years, the NHL hockey season would be in full swing by mid-November but with the ongoing lockout, this year is shaping up to be much different. However, this lapse of competitive hockey play did not stop St. Louis native and New Jersey Devil Right Wing Cam Janssen from hosting a charity hockey game to raise funds for the First Responders from Hurricane Sandy that hit the Eastern Seaboard in late October. Cam Janssen attended the…

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November 11, 2012:

Albert’s Basketball Shootout and All-Star Game

By: Jen Cooper There had been an excitement building in anticipation for the annual Pujols Family Foundation Albert’s Basketball Shootout and All-Star Game on November 11. The Sports and Recreation Complex at Missouri Baptist University, which hosted last year’s event, was home to this year’s as well. As the participants and their families entered the facility, they checked in and proceeded to get their red Albert’s All-Star t-shirt. As they approached the gym floor, they could hear the sounds of…

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November 2, 2012:

6th Annual Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom

By: Amy Leigh Simpson Have you ever had a truly magical moment? Like most little girls, I grew up enraptured by fairy tales. The princess arrives at the ball, locks eyes with that oh-so-handsome prince and drifts away on the perfect moment dreams are made of. I remember thinking that one day I might get to be that princess—step into the glass slipper, twirl around in my dress and feel like the most special and cherished belle of the ball.…

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October 2012
October 17, 2012:

New Mothers Luncheon: One Mother’s Perspective

By: Ann Weissenbach It would be easy to tell you how wonderful the Pujols Family Foundation New Mothers Luncheon was. I would have no trouble describing how delicious the food was from Patrick’s at Westport Plaza. I could go on and on about how nice it was to hear Deidre Pujols speak and share her testimony of being a mother to a child with Down syndrome. I could also tell you how amazing it was to be surrounded by other…

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September 2012
September 25, 2012:

Batter-Up! Cooking Classes a Grand Slam

By: Kristen Hearn Thanks to our partnership with Dierbergs Markets, the Pujols Family Foundation was able to offer the Batter Up! Cooking Experience for the fifth consecutive summer. With the support of our co-sponsor, the Riverbend Down Syndrome Association, we were once again were able to offer classes not only in St. Louis, Missouri, but also in Illinois. Our families traveled near and far to be able to take advantage of the yummy offerings that Dierbergs had in store for…

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September 10, 2012:

The Kitchen Is Heating Up This Summer

By: Jen Cooper As excited pairs of children and parents entered the School of Cooking at Dierbergs Markets, the environment was set for a fulfilling and fun experience. Bright green (this year’s featured color) Batter Up! aprons were draped on the back of all of the chairs surrounding the kitchen. Nametags were written and placed over the apron so that new names were shared and new friends could be made. The experienced and energetic instructors along with their kitchen assistants…

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September 9, 2012:

Red Barn Farm Family Day

On one of the most beautiful days of the year, over 500 members of the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City gathered at the Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri. A day of fun was awaiting them at the farm, located just north of the city. This family event marks the first collaboration between the DSG-KC and the Pujols Family Foundation. As the families arrived, a warm breeze was blowing through the orchard behind the farm house on this…

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August 2012
August 14, 2012:

Catch 22 Miracle League

The Catch 22 Miracle League exists so that any child with a disability has the opportunity to play baseball/softball. The league currently runs both a spring and a fall season. The Catch 22 Miracle League is a parent-run organization and the league does not charge a participation fee for the players. The league has received its funding through the sale of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball tickets which the Cardinals organization has graciously provided at a generous discount to the league.…

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August 7, 2012:

A Night at the Museum: When History Comes Alive!

By: Kristen Hearn For the first time in Pujols Family Foundation ‘History’, we partnered with the Missouri History Museum, located in historical Forest Park, for a fun adventure we called a “Night at the Museum.”  Over 400 people were scheduled to attend, and the museum and their helpful staff were more than welcoming. When our families first arrived, they were greeted by a musical delight of acoustic songs being sung in the entryway. One of the girls, upon hearing a…

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August 4, 2012:

Sailing the Day Away

By: Jen Cooper When the Pujols Family Foundation announced its National Launch in April 2012, I was thrilled about the opportunities that we would have to share what we do with other communities across the country. While we have the chance to offer many successful events in St. Louis, I have been looking forward to the events that we would be able to do that were unique to each individual city. On my first trip out to Southern California, I…

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July 2012
July 23, 2012:

The Muny, A St. Louis Tradition

By: Jen Cooper The city of St. Louis has a lot to offer in terms of special experiences and attractions. Whether just visiting the Gateway City or a lifelong resident there are always new and exciting things to enjoy. The Muny is nestled in Forest Park surrounded by other attractions. This 11,000 seat outdoor theater has been a St. Louis tradition since 1919. Over 20 families with a child with Down syndrome not only got to experience a wonderful performance…

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July 19, 2012:

Tackle Box Fishing Tournament

By: Anna Jones Between the whoops and hollers rolling in from all corners of the lake and the sounds of fryers simmering and knives buzzing in the background, it was clear…the fish were flying and frying at the Pujols Family Foundation’s second annual fishing tournament. The morning of July 19 on the Hammonds’ family farm in Williamsburg could not have been more perfect for the more than two dozen fishermen and fisher gals and their family member. Instead of the…

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July 9, 2012:

Arabian Night of Fun

By: Jen Cooper St. Louis had just experienced 10 consecutive days of triple digit temperatures. In fact, the setting of the musical ‘Aladdin’, which was set to be performed that evening at the Muny, was probably closer to what St. Louis had been experiencing. The forecast for July 9th did not promise to be much better. However, as 22 people with Down syndrome and their families gathered at the Gate 2 entrance, the intense heat broke and everyone was in…

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June 2012
June 28, 2012:

The Always Magical Magic House

By: Kristen Hearn It was the hottest day St. Louis had seen so far this summer. But, that didn’t stop the loyal group that came to attend the Pujols Family Foundation’s Magic House event. One by one (and about 550 people in all), the families anxiously lined up; ready to get inside and burn off some of that built up energy. And the parents were more than happy to oblige! Volunteers were ready with pens and markers in hand, checking…

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June 21, 2012:

An Evening at the Encore Dinner Theatre & Club

Presented by the Encore Dinner Theatre and the Pujols Family Foundation, in cooperation with the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. More than 50 individuals with Down syndrome and their family members joined the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC) at the Encore Dinner Theatre & Club in Tustin on Thursday, June 21, for an exciting live stage show, delicious food and great service! The “Big Band Swing Show” was a wonderful mix of history, music, singing and dancing.…

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June 15, 2012:

2012 Lose the Training Wheels

By: Bret Sutton The Nashville branch of the Pujols Family Foundation (PFF) recently sponsored its third Lose The Training Wheels Bike Camp, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) and Lose the Training Wheels (LTTW). It was held from June 11th through the 15th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, located just south of downtown Nashville. This year’s camp was full, with 25 riders participating in five different sessions throughout the day. With more volunteers than ever (over…

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June 8, 2012:

Pujols Picture Show

By: Bret Sutton Nashville, Tennessee gave the Pujols Family Foundation (PFF) a very warm welcome at its first ever event, The Pujols Picture Show, co-hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT). The outdoor movie night took place Friday, June 8 in Centennial Park, located in the heart of Nashville. The Pujols Family Foundation and DSAMT invited individuals with Down syndrome and their families and friends to come together for this special event to kick off PFF’s new…

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May 2012
May 20, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

11th Annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic

By: Joanne Lui A common theme ran through the 11th annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic: pretty much everyone who was there – from the celebrities and players to the sponsors and volunteers – was there because they shared a passion for helping others. On a beautiful, sunny Monday at the Trump National Golf Club in Southern California, Albert Pujols gathered with family, friends and supporters to have some fun while raising money for the Pujols Family Foundation. While Albert’s…

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May 16, 2012:

Albert Pujols Nominated For 2012 Teen Choice Award – ‘Choice Male Athlete’

May 16, 2012 – Fox2 News, St. Louis, MO – The Pujols Family Foundation is thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, the Foundation’s Chairman, Albert Pujols, is nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the CHOICE MALE ATHLETE category! Albert fans from ages 13- 19 can vote for him once a day now through July 21 at www.teenchoiceawards.com. The Teen Choice Awards celebrate the hottest teen icons in several categories that include television, music and sports. The…

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May 16, 2012:

The PFF Has Landed!!!

Thanks for the big welcome, SoCal! Shortly after the plane touched down in beautiful Los Angeles, California, the Pujols Family Foundation started off on our new national adventure with a joint Suite Night event with the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. It was a great day for baseball at Angel Stadium, and we were delighted to get to the fun in our suite, which was graciously provided by Mark Merhab of the Angels Foundation. Before the game began, Albert…

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April 2012
April 30, 2012:

The Pujols Family Foundation – A National Mission

The Pujols Family Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce its launch as a National organization. The PFF is expanding its mission to include St. Louis, Southern California, Kansas City, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee by the end of 2012. The national effort is an extraordinary opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of children and adults living with Down syndrome. PFF team members are collaborating with Down syndrome organizations throughout the U.S. to assess the unique needs of each community.…

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April 3, 2012:

In Memory of Gina Kelly

The loss of Gina Kelly is equivalent only to the loss of a close family member because Gina was a part of our family. She gave her time and her heart to the things that mattered the most to us. She saw our dream to love and to serve those who are under privileged and she made that dream her own.  Gina never just went through the motions. She played, worked, loved, and served with all of her heart. The…

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March 2012
March 24, 2012:

2012 Mother’s Scrapbooking Event

By: Kristen Hearn Pujols Family Foundation Intern It was an unseasonably warm and sunny Saturday morning in March, and a perfect day to hold the Pujols Picture Party Scrapbooking Event. Town and Country, Missouri and the Garden Villas welcomed us to this “moms only” event. Eager mothers checked in as the time grew closer, ready to get a start on their scrapbooking. There were veteran scrapbookers that came in with pieces of luggage that were full of supplies, and there…

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February 2012
February 2, 2012:

In Memory of Brad Feldt

Dear Friends, It grieves me beyond words to inform you that Brad Feldt passed away today from complications of pneumonia. His life and his legacy is one of enthusiasm, love and joy. Everyone who knew Brad was blessed by his constant smile and famous bear hugs. Brad and I had developed a true friendship over the years and he was featured with (his long time love and soulmate) Leslie in the 2011 Autumn Prom video shown at O’ Night Divine.…

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December 2011
December 3, 2011:

7th Annual O’ Night Divine Captures the Magic of Giving Link to Event Photo Gallery

Contributors: Leneia Weston and Cillah Hall The Pujols Family Foundation held its 7th Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration on December 3 at the Chase Park Plaza’s Khorassan Ballroom. About 670 friends, partners, sponsors, sports celebrities and media personalities mingled with adults and children with Down syndrome for a very special evening to celebrate and support the work of the Foundation. In 2011, the PFF held more than 60 events. Sports celebrities in attendance included Mike Matheny, Lou Brock, Aeneas…

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October 2011
October 30, 2011:

Albert’s All-Stars Ruled at Celebrity Basketball Game!

By Cillah Hall The Pujols Family Foundation held its 4th Annual Albert Pujols All-Star Game on October 30 at Missouri Baptist University. This was the first All-Star basketball game for the PFF. The last three were baseball games, but with so many talented basketball players in the PFF, the Foundation decided to change things up a little this year. The crowd cheered as Asher Benrubi of Smash Band introduced Albert’s All-Stars team which consisted of teenagers and adults with Down…

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October 29, 2011:

Help FUEL the Pujols Family Foundation

Wheaties FUEL is asking fans nationwide to support Albert Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation. Fans can help by sending tweets to @Wheaties_Fuel using the hashtag #FuelPujols or by posting a message on the Wheaties FUEL Pujols Facebook page at: http://on.fb.me/FUELpujolsFB For each original tweet or post, Wheaties FUEL will donate $1 to the Pujols Family Foundation, up to $10,000. It’s a great way to congratulate Albert and support the work of the Pujols Family Foundation. Please send a tweet…

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October 14, 2011:

5th Annual Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom

Contributors: Cillah Hall and Leneia Weston The Pujols Family Foundation rolled out the red carpet for a magical evening for teens and young adults at the 5th Annual Autumn Prom. What began as a special event in 2007 has become one of the biggest parties of the year for the Down syndrome community. As guests made their way down the red carpet at the Kemp Auto Museum, they were greeted with cheers by adoring friends and family members, sending the…

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September 2011
September 14, 2011:

Albert Pujols Named as 2011 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee

Albert Pujols has been named as the St. Louis Cardinals nominee for the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award. Each year, each of the 30 MLB clubs nominates the player who, in the words of Major League Baseball “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” This year, fans can cast their vote on-line for the player they consider most deserving of the award, joining the votes cast by a special selection committee that…

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August 2011
August 30, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Pujols Family Foundation Day at Grant’s Farm

By Jan Hennicke Albert Pujols’ future in St. Louis is uncertain but he is still doing great things for the community through the Pujols Family Foundation. Grant’s Farm is usually closed on Mondays but on Monday, July 25, 2011, the park was open for a private event for the Pujols Family Foundation. This event was attended by people with Down syndrome and their families who were able to come and go throughout the day to experience all that the park…

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August 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

2011 Medical Mission: September 3-9, 2011

As I sit here at 8:00 PM Tuesday night, I have had a lot of time to reflect on the past ten days. You see, when you are on these trips, you go because you have a purpose that needs to be done. Which is why I go, because I have a job, and I try to do that as efficiently as possible. But when you are so focused on working, vision can become narrowed. To really be able to…

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August 29, 2011:

A Night on Broadway to benefit the Albert Pujols Wellness Center with Down Syndrome

On January 28, 2012, St. Luke’s Hospital will present ‘A Night on Broadway’ at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis benefiting the Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome. St. Luke’s is honored to have Albert and Deidre chairing the event. From a themed pre-show cocktail party and a performance by Tony Award-winning star Patti LuPone, to a private dessert reception, the evening will be unforgettable. You can support the event through sponsorship, a leadership gift or…

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August 21, 2011:

Something’s Cooking

By Karen Voda For the past four summers, the Pujols Family Foundation has teamed up with Dierbergs Markets to offer a fun-filled experience to young people with Down syndrome and their parents. Each parent/child team gets a Pujols Batter Up apron and learns to create a delicious meal. The classes were offered on several dates from mid-June through the end of July. Eight parent/child pairs attend each session. The classes were hosted at two locations. The daytime classes were offered…

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August 18, 2011:

Big Bad Wolf II

It’s not everyday that you find yourself in a confrontation, or a stranger follows you down the sidewalk late at night. However, if this were to happen to any one of the students that were involved in the Pujols Family Foundation’s 2nd annual self-defense class, there is not a doubt they could handle themselves. The Pujols Family Foundation teamed up with St. Louis Martial Arts Academy located in Ellisville and gave people with Down syndrome, 14 and older, an opportunity…

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July 2011
July 28, 2011:

Albert Pujols and Pujols Family Foundation Featured in Americas Quarterly

Americas Quarterly, a leading publication dedicated to the examination of social development and politics in the Western Hemisphere, will feature Albert Pujols on the cover of its Summer 2011 issue. AQ reaches over 17,000 high-level policy makers and top-level leaders in the worlds of finance, business, politics, and the media. For more information, visit AmericasQuarterly.org. Albert Pujols and the Pujols Family Foundation are featured in an article entitled ‘Good Sports’, which profiles six prominent athletes and the causes that inspire…

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July 8, 2011:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic 2011

Pujols hosts ninth annual Celebrity Golf Classic By Matthew Leach / MLB.com ST. LOUIS — When you’ve got pull, you’ve got pull. Albert Pujols is a big deal in the city where he’s spent the past 11 years as a superstar slugger. So big, it seems, that even Mother Nature takes care of Pujols. A day after sweltering, stifling heat covered the St. Louis area, a cloudy, cooler day dawned on Monday. It was a perfect setup for the ninth…

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June 2011
June 29, 2011:

Albert’s Rising Stars

We are excited to introduce Albert’s Rising Stars, a new program sponsored by the Pujols Family Foundation in conjunction with Leftovers, etc. Albert’s Rising Stars is an ongoing program, designed exclusively for people with Down syndrome, that offers classes in a wide variety of areas including dance, music, art, theater, science, travel, money and hobby. This PDF details the classes that are available for this summer session. It is our hope that your child will take this opportunity to grow…

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June 20, 2011:

Father/Son Fishing Tournament

With the weather forecast predicting thunderstorms on and off all day, and Albert coming a day off his wrist injury just the day before, there was a lot of uncertainty in the air. However, as the guests started to arrive to the Hammond family farm in Williamsburg, you knew that this day was going to be special. God couldn’t have blessed us with a more perfect day for our first annual Father/Son Fishing Tournament. There wasn’t a cloud in the…

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June 15, 2011:

Joplin Fundraiser

Just like many of us, he was glued to the television on May 22, 2011 when the tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. Stefanie Maucher, John’s mother states, “John is always looking for a way to help when something happens that affects other people. He was looking for a way to help the Joplin community and we encouraged him to pray and God would find a way for him to help.” That way came to John in June. House Springs Post 783…

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May 2011
May 21, 2011:

Stats Don’t Lie

by Todd Perry It has become part of St. Louis folklore over the past several years how well Albert hits the ball on “Buddy Walk” or “Walk in the Park” day, when the stands are filled with people who have Down syndrome. Talking with my friend, Jim Hammond, he mentioned that Albert seems to have amazing days anytime he is around the kids with Down syndrome. That got us to thinking: What if Albert really does play better when inspired…

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May 18, 2011:

Big Bad Wolves for Moms

Why should kids get to have all the fun? In this case, the Pujols Family Foundation and St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy are giving the moms of children with Down syndrome the chance to get in on the fun as well. Last summer the Foundation hosted its first session of Big Bad Wolf Self Defense classes for people with Down syndrome. It was a wonderful success with them learning the verbal and physical skills needed to protect themselves. However,…

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May 13, 2011:

2011 Pujols Family Foundation Advisory Board

In April, the Pujols Family Foundation reached out to twelve individuals who have shown a heart for service within our programs, to serve on our 2011 Advisory Board. The Advisory Board of the Pujols Family Foundation was created and selected by the Board of Directors. The Advisory Board members are being asked by the Board of Directors to join and pledge their personal, professional and financial resources to assist in the mission of Pujols Family Foundation in an advisory capacity.…

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April 2011
April 25, 2011:

Welcome Xanadu Public Relations

The Pujols Family Foundation is please to welcome Cillah Hall and Xanadu Public Relations as its official Public Relations firm. Cillah has been working with the Foundation over the past several months as needed. Her professionalism and heart for those we serve has been noticed and appreciated by our staff and many of our families. Cillah is the owner of Xanadu Public Relations and editor-in-chief of St. Charles based StreetScape Magazine, a free quarterly leisure and entertainment publication with a…

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April 9, 2011:

New Mothers Luncheon

The room was buzzing with conversation and excitement. Stories were being exchanged, pictures shown proudly and relationships being formed. On Saturday, April 9th the Pujols Family Foundation and Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis joined together to host the 2011 New Mothers Luncheon. As each mother checked in and entered into the room at the Pujols 5 restaurant there was an ease in which the mothers interacted with one another. Although it was the first time that many of…

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March 2011
March 25, 2011:

Dominican Republic Evaluation Trip

Although it was just four months ago since the last time I was in the Dominican Republic, it seemed too long. Something moves in your heart when you are touched by the people down there and their stories, something that can’t be explained but has to simply be done. This trip was dedicated to the evaluation of existing projects, and to evaluate medical sites for our big multi-dimensional medical mission in late August/early September. What was meant to be a…

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December 2010
December 4, 2010:

O’ Night Divine 2010

By Anna Jones As diners enjoyed an elegant five-course meal at the Pujols Family Foundation’s Sixth Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration, Foundation Executive Director Todd Perry rattled off a dizzying array of numbers. The numbers covered everything from players involved in the Foundation’s new Batey Baseball league in the Dominican Republic to the number of local events for those with Down syndrome, and so much more. As he spoke those numbers to a record crowd of 600 people at…

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November 2010
November 7, 2010:

Batey Baseball Program 2010 Recap

On November 8-11, 2010, the Pujols Family Foundation, in cooperation with Compassion International, launched the first ever Batey Baseball Program in Batey Aleman, Dominican Republic. These are the actual journal entries from Todd and Kristen Perry as they served with the Pujols Family Foundation team. Travel Day 11/07/10, by Todd Perry. Greetings from the Dominican Republic. Today was a typical travel day. Up at 3am, flight at 6am, connection in Miami, on to Santo Domingo, customs, exchange, off to the…

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October 2010
October 29, 2010:

Pujols Palooza Fall Festival

By Anna Jones From Woody and Buzz to Batman and Batgirl, and even Michael Jackson, Albert and Deidre Pujols had the chance to mingle with quite a crowd on Friday, Oct. 29. The reason for the gathering of super heroes and celebrities—the first annual Pujols Family Foundation’s Pujols Palooza Fall Festival. Just two weeks earlier, Albert and Deidre had mingled with an older crowd of about 400 older teens and adults at just the same place, the Kemp Auto Museum…

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October 15, 2010:

Pujols Family Foundation Autumn Prom 2010

By Anna Jones Marcus Ming-Tatum is no stranger to the Pujols Family Foundation’s Autumn Prom. The valet parking, the applause and cheers along red carpet entrance, fabulous food, dancing the night away with Fredbird, hanging with Albert … what began as a special event in 2007 for teens and adults with Down syndrome has become one of the biggest parties of the year for Marcus and his friends. But he still found himself spellbound when he walked into the Kemp…

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August 2010
August 18, 2010:

Big Bad Wolf: Self-Defense and Peaceful Conflict Resolution

“Stop! Get away from me!” These words could be heard loud and clear at stores surrounding the St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy. Fortunately these yells were not serious shouts for help, rather practice runs for 15 young men and women with Down syndrome who, every Tuesday for six weeks, learned the in’s and out’s of defending themselves. The “Big Bad Wolf: Self-Defense and Peaceful Conflict Resoultion” event held by the Pujols Family Foundation had begun. Owner and instructor, Dwight…

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August 16, 2010:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic 2010

By Derrick Goold | St. Louis Post-Dispatch, used with permission ST. ALBANS, Mo. — The tallest, biggest and most famous golfer in the group arrived at the Country Club of St. Albans wearing a newsboy’s hat, khaki shoes personalized with his Blue Chips-era “dunkman” logo and a sweater vest. Yes, a sweater vest. “Shaqie!” Dee Dee Pujols greated Shaquille O’Neal with a hug. She whispered later: “Only I can call him ‘Shaqie’.” Right, but who was going to tell him…

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August 4, 2010:

Buses for Baseball

By Jen Cooper Albert Pujols certainly had his own excited cheering section at the Cardinals’ game on August 4th against the Houston Astros. That is because the Pujols Family Foundation was invited to be a part of Major League Baseball Players Association’s Buses for Baseball program. Buses for Baseball selects a local children’s charity and arranges for 50 kids to ride a bus to the game, check out the home and visiting players warm up, get up-close during batting practice…

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August 1, 2010:

Hitters and Splitters 2010

Hoots and hollers filled the Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley on August 1st as eager fathers and sons anticipated the start of the 5th annual Hitters and Splitters event put on by the Pujols Family Foundation. After a warm welcome from Deidre Pujols, the boys were free to begin their two hours of bowl time, bringing in high scores and building new friendships. The night was filled with strikes and spares, music and impressive victory dance moves, and memories that will…

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July 2010
July 31, 2010:

The Kitchen Heats Up Again This Summer

The Pujols Family Foundation and Dierbergs School of Cooking teamed up again this summer to offer the Batter Up! Cooking Experience to families that have children with Down syndrome. Twelve classes were held starting in the middle of June and going through the end of July. The two-hour hands-on class allowed the child and a parent to be responsible for cooking part of a meal that the entire class got to enjoy. This year’s classes featured a ‘Breakfast for Dinner’…

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July 30, 2010:

The Start of Something Big

By Todd Perry Prelude: Somewhere west of the Bahamas but east of Cuba, flying at 37,000 feet, Albert Pujols turned to me and said, “We need to do something with baseball. God has put something on my heart. I’m not sure when, I’m not sure where, but I know it has to do with baseball.” At the Pujols Family Foundation we already host several events that are baseball related: The Suite Nights at Busch Stadium, Buses for Baseball, Albert’s All-Star…

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June 2010
June 17, 2010:

Foundation Hosts Third Home-Run Derby and All-Star Game

By Erin Brooks The morning downpours turned into a blazing sun on the afternoon of June 17th as over 100 participants gathered at the Miracle Field for their chance to ‘hit like Albert’.  The third Home-Run Derby totaled six home runs, one of which, slammed by Daniel Haynes, hit the scoreboard and created a huge uproar among the crowd.  While coached and cheered on by over 40 volunteers, each participant walked up to the plate, many called their shot, swung…

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June 6, 2010:

WGRZ-TV Story Featuring Albert Pujols wins 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association recently announced the winners of the 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award, honoring excellence in electronic journalism. WGRZ-TV of Buffalo, New York was named a winner in Video Sports Reporting, for a story titled ‘Sports Hero’. The story documents the events of August 5, 2009 when a fan named Tim Tepas fell out of the stands during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. As relayed in the news story,…

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May 2010
May 23, 2010:

2nd Annual Mother/Daughter Bowling Event

By Anna Jones At just a few minutes after 7 p.m. on a spring Sunday in Chesterfield, an appreciative group of moms and daughters listened as Albert Pujols welcomed them to the second annual Pujols Family Foundation Mother/Daughter Bowling Event. Just a few feet away, the giggles, smiles and hugs of Leah, Emily and Mackenzie, who were all clad in matching pink athletic skirts and tops and neon glow bracelets, said it all. The girls had gotten to know each…

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May 3, 2010:

‘Bank on Albert’ with Eagle Bank and Trust MVP5 Business Money Market Account

The Pujols Family Foundation and Eagle Bank and Trust are pleased to announce the return of the Pujols MVP5 Money Market account, providing a way for local businesses to support the Foundation while earning a great rate. Available exclusively at Eagle Bank, the 2010 Pujols MVP5 Money Market account offers a rate equal to Albert’s batting average. For example, if Albert is batting .337, the money market interest rate is 3.37% Annual Percentage Yield. This is a very limited offer…

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March 2010
March 27, 2010:

Pujols Pitcher Party 2010

By Anna Jones Some moms diligently worked away, looking deeply lost in thought as they arranged and rearranged their photos and layout designs. Other moms oohed and aahed while browsing all the many scrapbooking supplies and still others quizzed the experts on hand or laughed and gabbed with each other. For all the special moms, the Pujols Family Foundation’s second annual Pujols Picture Party took on a fun, unique and even high-tech scrapbooking escape that was held March 27, 2010…

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March 1, 2010:

Batey Baseball/Nest Evaluation Trip to Dominican Republic

During the last week of February, the Pujols Family Foundation took a short fact-finding mission to the Dominican Republic to prepare for two major initiatives this summer. The first is Batey Baseball. This program is brand new for 2010 and is directly from the heart of Albert Pujols. Batey Baseball is a joint venture with the PFF, Compassion International and the community of Batey Aleman. “We are not trying to find Major League Baseball players here,” says Albert Pujols. “Our…

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February 2010
February 27, 2010:

Winter Wonderland 2010

By Brian Koenig It was sunny, it was cool, it was beautiful…and thank goodness, this year it was inside. On Saturday February 27th, the second annual Winter Wonderland—for the benefit of the Pujols Family Foundation—had Westport Plaza littered with animated children and engaged parents. Upon entering Winter Wonderland, visitors were greeted with winter decorations and amazing ice sculpture demonstrations from Ice Visions.  The exquisite sculptures were scattered throughout the event—a smiling bear, a merry snowman, and a cheerful penguin—which added…

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January 2010
January 14, 2010 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

St. Louis Blues Night

By Kate Swarbrick The minute the Pujols Foundation families walked through the entryway of Scottrade Center, they immediately ran toward their friends at the PFF, offering hugs and details about their busy winter breaks. Soon enough, however, all talk turned to hockey. Nick McMullen revealed that he used to play goalie. David Kime demonstrated his great familiarity with the Blues, identifying the players by name, and Lauren Hennicke, expressed how she is huge sports fan who loves to watch the…

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January 12, 2010:

Haitian Disaster Relief

The Pujols Family Foundation has had dozens of questions about our plans to provide relief to the people of Haiti. We strongly suggest that all donations are directed to our partners on the ground in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti, Compassion International. For more information, please see the message below from Compassion International, or visit their Web site at compassion.com/haiticrisis We ask that you pray for the Haitian families and for the teams who are serving that country in…

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December 2009
December 5, 2009:

O’ Night Divine 2009

by Anna M. Jones Karen Cunningham’s only goal was to grab her Kleenex and speech and get off the stage as quickly as she could at the Pujols Family Foundation’s annual O’ Night Divine dinner. Then she realized Al ‘the Mad Hungarian’ Hrabosky was standing, and it hit her. “When I saw him stand up, I was blown away,” she said. “For him of all people, then I realized everyone was standing up.” And applauding. Amid a sea of professional…

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October 2009
October 23, 2009:

Autumn Prom 2009

by Anna M. Jones Karen Cunningham’s only goal was to grab her Kleenex and speech and get off the stage as quickly as she could at the Pujols Family Foundation’s annual O’ Night Divine dinner. Then she realized Al ‘the Mad Hungarian’ Hrabosky was standing, and it hit her. “When I saw him stand up, I was blown away,” she said. “For him of all people, then I realized everyone was standing up.” And applauding. Amid a sea of professional…

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August 2009
August 31, 2009:

Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic 2009

By Matthew Leach / MLB.com ST. LOUIS — On a lovely, surprisingly mild late-summer day, nearly every Cardinals player gave up his off-day to trek out approximately 40 miles from downtown St. Louis. Of course, there was golf awaiting them when they got there, but even so, it was telling. The annual Albert Pujols Celebrity Golf Classic took place on Monday at the Country Club at St. Alban’s, west of St. Louis. And it was hard to find a Cardinals…

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August 2, 2009:

Hitters and Splitters a Huge Success

Nestled in the far lanes of the Brunswick Zone, Gary Hemminghaus was having a grand guys night out. Just two weeks earlier, not one but two newspaper articles had been done on Gary, 40, celebrating his 20th anniversary at his job. Now he had just bowled a spare, was talking up a storm with buddies and his stepdad and noshing on all the Imo’s pizza he could eat, all while hanging out with his favorite baseball player at the 4th…

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July 2009
July 31, 2009:

Batter Up! Family Cooking Experience 2009

By Jen Cooper One of the most popular events of the summer of 2008 made its return in 2009, this time bigger and better than before. The Pujols Family Foundation hosted its Batter Up! cooking classes again this summer but instead of it just being available to girls with Down syndrome, the boys got a chance to get in on the fun as well. A series of twelve cooking classes were held from the middle of June through the end…

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June 2009
June 25, 2009:

Foundation Hosts Second Home Run Derby and All-Star Game

Thanks to a bases loaded hit to the fence by All-Star Nick McMullen in the bottom of the final frame, Albert’s All-Stars slugged their way to a 21-20 win over the Ellisville Bulldogs in the Pujols Family Foundation’s second annual All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. “Time to have fun,” said a smiling Nick, holding a game ball with his girlfriend by his side after “The Rematch,” held June 15 at the Catch 22 Miracle Field at the Chesterfield Valley…

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June 1, 2009:

Brother’s Love Leads to Enlightened Minds

John Maucher, brother of two sisters with Down syndrome, Erika and Carli, is a protecting, loving, and caring brother. Last summer he was pushed to the limit of being teased about his sister Erika, and tired of hearing Erika teased. He stepped up and took action. John didn’t use his fist, he didn’t even use hateful words, he used kindness, love, and his Christian ways to turn a negative situation into a positive one. He talked to his parents, Stefanie…

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May 2009
May 17, 2009:

Foundation Hosts First Mother/Daughter Bowling Event

Anything boys can do, girls can … have a blast doing too. For the past three years, the Pujols Family Foundation has treated sons with Down syndrome and their dads to Hitters and Splitters, an invitation only-bowling event with Albert Pujols held each August. Meanwhile, Deidre Pujols and the PFF have held two amazing tea parties and a pizza party for special daughters and their moms. But this spring the gals were treated to their very own bowling party with…

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May 4, 2009:

Eagle Bank and Trust ‘MVP 5’ Business Money Market Account

The Pujols Family Foundation and Eagle Bank and Trust are joining forces to enhance the lives of families served by the foundation. For the past four years, the Pujols Family Foundation has provided support area families afflicted by Down syndrome. The foundation hosts several social events throughout the year including a Prom, bowling nights, scrapbooking nights and cooking classes to provide hope and extraordinary experiences for families and children who live with Down syndrome. The foundation also works to meet…

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March 2009
March 31, 2009:

Pujols Family Foundation Saves You Money

he Pujols Family Foundation and The Parking Spot have partnered to offer you 25% off airport parking with a Saturday night stay. 10% off without. Please click here for your free coupon. Special Thanks to the Parking Spot in St. Louis for allowing our Doctors and staff to Park for free during our Dominican Republic Mission trips. Coupon may not be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 12/31/2010.

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March 30, 2009:

Todd Perry Named Foundation CEO

Pujols Family Foundation Executive Director, Todd Perry, was recently promoted to PFF Chief Executive Officer. Perry has been a leading visionary for the Foundation and has served faithfully since its inception in May of 2005. Upon reflection of Perry’s passion for the mission and purpose of the Pujols Family Foundation, it is clear this position has been one of destiny for him from the beginning. “This is a very well deserved promotion,” says PFF board member Jeanette Bax-Kurtz. “Anyone who…

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February 2009
February 28, 2009:

Westport Plaza Hosts Winter Wonderland

By Jen Cooper After a few days of unseasonably mild conditions, February 28th was here to remind us that winter had not gone away just yet. Westport Plaza held its first Winter Wonderland event benefiting the Pujols Family Foundation on Saturday and it was definitely cold. But it was not just the temperatures and frigid wind gusts that set the stage for this event but around every corner in the Westport Village you got another sense of the season. Intricate…

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February 24, 2009:

2009 Foundation Mission Trip Recap

The Pujols Family Foundation embarked on another mission trip to the Dominican Republic, departing St. Louis on January 28th, 2009 and returning on February 2nd. This year’s team consisted of Albert Pujols, Deidre Pujols, Todd Perry and Jen Cooper from the Pujols Family Foundation. Dr. Rob Hanson and Dr. Jan Mueller staffed our pediatrics team and photographer Gina Kelly once again provided excellent support. We want to give a special thank you to Compassion International for all of their hard…

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February 16, 2009:

New Board Members Approved

The Pujols Family Foundation is pleased to welcome two new board members for 2009. Jeanette Bax-Kurtz, CPA Jeanette Bax-Kurtz is a graduate of University of Missouri, St. Louis with a B.S.B.A. concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Mathematics. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs. Bax-Kurtz has over twenty-four years experience as…

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