A few days ago, Albert Pujols’ phone buzzed. He’d been sent a photo. He tapped the phone and there was Champ Pederson, Joc’s oldest brother. Champ was holding up a jersey – Los Angeles Angels, No. 5, PUJOLS across the back, signed by Pujols himself – and wearing a great big smile.
Dozens of kids feel like a million bucks. They’re stepping out in style for a senior prom put on by the Pujols Family Foundation. Albert and his wife started the charity in 2005 for their child, who has down syndrome, and now there is an annual event to honor kids just like her.
The Bisons teamed up with The Pujols Family Foundation (PFF) to help launch the Albert’s All-Stars Unified Baseball Program in Nashville to help kids with Down syndrome learn and experience the game of baseball.
Angels superstar Albert Pujols appeared in a short film Tuesday in partnership with I Am Second, a movement meant to inspire others through the life stories of athletes, actors, models, musicians, pastors, politicians, etc.
“This is my daughter, Isabella,” Albert Pujols told more than 200 parents and kids in the second-floor arcade of the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney late Monday afternoon. “She’s 15 years old, and she’s perfect. Sometimes she doesn’t clean up her room, but that’s OK.”
In a season that has seen St. Louis honor the late Stan Musial in a variety of ways, it was a former Cardinals player, Albert Pujols, that spearheaded an effort to make sure the Angels did the same.
Charlie talks with STL Pediatric Dentist Dr. Homer Sedighi about his trips with Baseball Great Albert Pujols, during baseball off-season, on behalf of the Pujols Family Foundation, to the Dominican Republic to provide dental care for its indigent children.
Just in case you may have forgotten, the Pujols Family Foundation is still active in the St. Louis area.
He may have traded his red and white Cardinals jersey for one in California, but Albert Pujols’ foundation still appears to have a firm place in St. Louis.