Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Water Mission partner, Adam Wainwright, was honored last December with the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award, the league’s top honor for philanthropy. Since 2013, Adam and his wife, Jenny, have touched hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa and Latin America through the gift of safe water.
A true honor for Adam Wainwright. pic.twitter.com/sWGGsu0fzY
— MLB (@MLB) December 7, 2020
Inspired by Adam and Jenny’s heart for serving our global neighbors, their friends and family are honoring them by investing in a Water Mission safe water project in Haiti. The following video played on the St. Louis stadium’s scoreboard at the start of Friday’s game as a surprise to Adam and Jenny. This tribute will bring life-saving water to thousands of men, women, and children.
“As a baseball player, I’ve been given a lot,” Adam said. “I look around the world, and I know there are people that need help—things they need to survive. That is what we like to cater to in our charity work.”
On September 10, Adam and Jenny were honored at the onset of the St. Louis Cardinals game as the tribute video announcing the safe water project played on the stadium scoreboard. A well-deserved surprise for the Wainwright family, as they learned how family and friends came together to support making this project a reality. Thank you from all of us here at Water Mission for bringing lifesaving water to families in Haiti!