Kluber’s Kids A Home Party: Adrian
August 18th, 2020
Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber Raises More Than $206,000 at 'Curveball for a Cause' Gala
On select home games throughout the
season, Corey and Amanda usually host a child from DFW-area children’s
hospitals at Globe Life Field for a dream day at the ballpark. As part of this
longstanding program, the child and his or her family and friends will meet
Corey and Amanda, watch batting practice on the field, shop at the team shop,
enjoy a classic ballpark dinner and stay for the game.
However, this year’s program looks
a little bit different due to the MLB’s coronavirus rules. Corey and
Amanda have elected to host Kluber’s Kids At-Home Parties instead. The Kluber’s
first at-home participant was Adrian, who enjoyed the program on Tuesday
Adrian, a Ft. Worth resident, is
very thankful to be the first Kluber’s Kid this season. Adrian is a huge
Rangers fan and enjoys playing baseball, too. He is an outstanding 2nd
Baseman. He is 11 and has battled kidney disease from the age of 3. He had a
full kidney replacement at age 10. The donor? His very own brother!
He was only back in school about 60
days this year before the COVID quarantine shut the school down. He will
continue with online classes this fall. On August 18th, Adrian had
his first day back to school and wasn’t too thrilled with that virtual
experience. However, on that same day, the Kluber Family Foundation was able to
celebrate Adrian’s strength!
Adrian and his family received an
at-home baseball-themed watch party to enjoy the Rangers vs. Padres game on
Tuesday afternoon. The watch party was catered by Pluckers Wing Bar and came
complete with a #28 Kluber jersey and a special video message from Corey and
In addition, Adrian and his family
also received Kluber’s Kids t-shirts, Rangers hats, cardboard cutouts at the
Globe Life Field, and vouchers for tickets to a Rangers game next season. To
top it off, Adrian and his family were highlighted as part of the Rangers
broadcast during the game.
This special experience brought
smiles to the faces of Adrian and his family during what has been a challenging
year. The Kluber Family Foundation was honored to treat Adrian to our first
Kluber’s Kids program of the 2020 MLB season!
Click here to view
photos from Tuesday’s Kluber’s Kids program.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
(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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
more information and to see photos, please visit the foundation’s social media
accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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