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  Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber Raises More Than $206,000 at 'Curveball for a Cause' Gala
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CLEVELAND (SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) – On Monday night, Cleveland Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber hosted his second annual fundraising event in Cleveland for his Kluber Family Foundation at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel. The event, called ‘Curveball for a Cause,’ benefitted outreach programs for the Kluber Family Foundation, and it featured Kluber and 20 current and former Indians players mingling with nearly 200 guests in attendance. Attendees were treated to a lively cocktail reception, plated dinner and a live and silent auction. More than $206,000 was raised in support of the Kluber Family Foundation, including a $25,000 donation pledged by Kluber himself.

During the event, Kluber spoke at length about his foundation and why his mission of assisting families with seriously and chronically ill children is so important to him and his wife, Amanda. They also recognized 11-year-old Grady Schlabach and his family at the event for their courage and sacrifice. Grady, who participated in the ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program in June, has been battling cancer for several months. His fight against his illness has proved to be an inspiration for the foundation’s mission and outreach.

One of the ways the Kluber Family Foundation fulfills this mission is through the newly-founded ‘Kluber’s Korner’ program, which installs state-of-the-art tech lockers in local pediatric hospitals as a way of providing entertainment during extended hospital stays. The inaugural ‘Kluber’s Korner’ was unveiling in June at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Through the funds raised on Monday evening, Kluber will be able to launch his second ‘Kluber’s Korner’ in 2019.

“Amanda and I have spent a lot of time over our years here in Cleveland visiting hospitals and interacting with kids and families,” said Kluber. “We are truly inspired by seeing what they deal with every day and how gracefully and courageously they do it.”

Andre Knott, Cleveland Indians reporter, served as the event’s emcee and utilized the excitement and energy from the Indians’ battle for a wild card spot to generate donations throughout the evening. Kluber’s teammates showed up in force to support his mission of impacting the lives of seriously ill youth. Indians players in attendance included Jason Kipnis, Shane Bieber and Brad Hand.

For more information and to see photos, please visit the foundation’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Corey and Amanda have spent time in children’s hospitals and have seen the impact that having a sick child has on the entire family. They hope to connect with these families to help make the road a little easier through their programming.


Children with serious and chronic illnesses endure constant difficulties. Limited mobility, regular hospital visits, time away from school, financial instability, and painful physical conditions all work to lessen their quality of life.


Since breaking into the Majors in 2011 with the Cleveland Indians, Corey has become one of the league’s most involved players in the community. Corey and Amanda have spent countless hours visiting to children’s hospitals and meeting with many families who have children battling for their lives.


The mission of The Kluber Family Foundation is to impact the lives of families who have seriously ill and chronically ill children, by providing them with daily support through live-improving resources and life-changing experiences.

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