PEORIA, IL – The Peoria Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and 1290 WIRL have announced that the 2017 Cardinals Caravan will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria on Friday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m. The Caravan will be hosted by 1290 WIRL and tickets for fans are $3.00 and available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Oldtimers Baseball Association.
The attendees for the Caravan will be second baseman Kolten Wong, pitchers Marco Gonzalez and Mike Mayers, Minor League infielder Luke Voit, former Cardinals pitchers Alan Benes and Ricky Horton, assistant General Manager Mike Girsch and Director of Scouting Randy Flores. Mayers pitched for the Chiefs after being drafted in 2013 and made his MLB debut in 2016. Horton, a Cardinals broadcaster on Fox Sports Midwest and KMOX Radio, will emcee the event Friday night at the Embassy Suites.
The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the players and coaches will sign autographs before taking questions from fans. In an autograph policy implemented by the Cardinals in 2013, the first 400 kids 15 and under through the door will receive one autograph per player.