Marion — The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will make a stop in Marion Sunday afternoon as part of a four stop tour of the quad-state.
Cardinals Radio Affiliates US 97.7, WMIX, and WEBQ will host a group of Cardinals players, alumni, and media at noon at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center. Fans are encouraged to attend and bring their children for a chance to meet the Cardinals and get autographs. There will also be a question and answer session for all fans.
The first 400 children ages 15-and-under are guaranteed an autograph with a ticket that they will receive upon entry. The first 50 of those 400 children will receive a special mini US 97.7 bat from Dinger Bats. After the event, lucky fans will receive US 977 cookies on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Marion Cultural & Civic Center Concessions will be open and Gum Drops NFP will be selling raffle tickets for Cardinals merchandise.
Cardinals on the stop include current players: Tyler O’Neill, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Knizner, Seth Elledge as well as alumni Kerry Robinson and Rick Ankiel! The event master of ceremonies will be Spanish language broadcaster Polo Ascencio. Todd Bryant, host of the Wake Up Zone on WQRL-FM, will introduce Ascencio. Doors will open at 11:00 am on Sunday.
More information is available here.