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February 2009

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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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 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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March 2009

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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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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May 2009

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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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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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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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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January 2010

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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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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March 2010

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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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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May 2010

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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June 2010

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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July 2010

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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August 2010

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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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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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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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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May 2011

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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June 2011

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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July 2011

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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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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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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October 2011

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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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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April 2012

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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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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May 2012

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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March 2013

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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July 2013

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 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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August 2013

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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September 2013

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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October 2013

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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November 2013

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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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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May 2014

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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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 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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September 2014

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 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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May 2015

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

Pins for PFF Fundraiser – St. Louis

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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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June 2015

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 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 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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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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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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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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March 2016

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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June 2016

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 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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August 2016

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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October 2016

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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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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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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May 2017

May 8, 2017:

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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July 2017

July 17, 2017:

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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August 2017

August 21, 2017:

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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December 2017

December 9, 2017:

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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February 2018

February 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:

Forum Discussion on Combating Genetic Profiling of Individuals with Down Syndrome

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March 2019

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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March 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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March 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm:

Family Night at Cardinals Nation

Join us for Family Night at Cardinals Nation restaurant from 5-9 p.m. Mention the Pujols Family Foundation, and 15% of your bill will be donated back to us! For more details, click here.

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April 2019

April 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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April 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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April 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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April 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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April 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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May 2019

May 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy

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May 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy

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May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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June 2019

June 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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June 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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June 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm:

New Mothers Luncheon – St. Louis

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June 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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June 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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June 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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June 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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July 2019

July 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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July 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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July 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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July 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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July 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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July 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Batter Up! Cooking Class – St. Louis

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July 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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July 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:

Summer Self Defense Class – St. Louis

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July 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis

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September 2019

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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October 2019

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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November 2019

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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December 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm:

15th Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration – St. Louis

O’Night Divine Christmas Celebration Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Tess Boyer Schenck at tess@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org, or 314-878-2105 for questions.

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January 2020

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm:

Albert’s All Star Basketball Game – St. Louis

Free General Admission. Limited VIP, Court-Side & Reserved seating tickets are available. For tickets and/or sponsorships, click here: 

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March 2020

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis

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March 14 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm:

Batter Up Cooking Class – Southern California – SUSPENDED

For more information contact Crystal Rowland at 714-639-0562 or crystal@pujolsfamilyfoundation.org.

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March 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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March 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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March 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 2020

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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May 2020

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am:

Rattle n’ Roll Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:

Rhythm of Life Music Therapy – St. Louis – SUSPENDED

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15th Annual O’ Night Divine Christmas Celebration

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