Kluber’s Kids A Home Party: Adrian
August 18th, 2020
Corey Kluber Launches Family Foundation at Inaugural 'Curveball for a Cause'
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 18, 2018
(September 17, 2018)
Less than 48 hours after the Cleveland Indians clinched the American League Central division for the third straight year, Corey Kluber and his wife, Amanda, launched their family foundation, The Kluber Family Foundation, by hosting the first-ever Curveball for a Cause fundraising event at The Metropolitan at the 9.
To celebrate the launch of their newly formed family foundation, Corey and Amanda Kluber welcomed over 220 guests to The Metropolitan at the 9 in addition to 24 of Corey’s Cleveland Indians teammates including Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Josh Donaldson and Andrew Miller.
Guests enjoyed a high-spirited cocktail reception in the century-old bank vaults beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda located inside The Metropolitan at 9. During the dinner program, guests were treated to an exciting live auction featuring exclusive items such as a round of golf with Corey Kluber, tickets the 2019 All-Star Game and batting practice with Corey Kluber. Later in the evening, Corey and Amanda were joined on stage by two groups of people that inspired the Kluber’s to start a charitable foundation.
Corey and Amanda began their philanthropic vision by starting Kluber’s Kids –on select home games, Corey and Amanda host a child from Cleveland Clinic Children's. As part of this program, the child and his or her family watch batting practice on the field, receive Kluber jerseys and watch the game that night from the Club Lounge. The Burch Family, a Kluber’s Kids family that met the Kluber’s in May, joined Corey and Amanda on stage to speak to the impact both Corey and Amanda have created for their family.
The Kluber’s were also joined by Ali Rieman, a young girl who Amanda made a connection with when making smoothies at a local hospital. Ali and Amanda had an instant connection when they first met and often kept in touch when Ali was going through her treatments. When Amanda had the opportunity to give away World Series tickets in 2016, she couldn’t think of a better and more deserving person that Ali.
Ali spoke to the impact, joy and inspiration that both Corey and Amanda have brought to her life and encouraged guests to share the mission and good work that the Kluber’s are leaving in Cleveland.
Over $150,000 was raised in support of The Kluber Family Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go towards launching Kluber's Korner, which will provide admitted seriously ill and chronically ill patients and their family members with access to electronics that will serve as a source of entertainment, a portal for communication and a diversion during treatment and recovery. The electronics will also provide educational and entertainment opportunities to older patients and their families through access to iPads, notebook computers, tablet computers, portable DVD players, portable game systems and other electronics. This initiative will launch in 2019.
The event was made possible by the following sponsors: Cleveland Indians and Studiothink.
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