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  Corey Kluber Hosts Final 'Kluber's Kids' Program of 2019 Season
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CLEVELAND (September 18, 2019) – Indians star pitcher Corey Kluber wrapped up this season’s ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program on Tuesday evening when he hosted a local family for a special day at the ballpark. Kluber welcomed Michael, a middle school student who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, onto the field to hang out before the game and watch the Indians take batting practice. Michael was joined by his mother, younger brothers, and a family friend.

In addition to meeting the two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, Michael and his family got to explore Progressive Field, shop at the stadium’s Team Shop and enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner in the Club Lounge. To top it all off, everyone got to watch the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers, narrowing their deficit in the Wild Card race to just 1.5 games.

Tuesday’s program marked the tenth ‘Kluber’s Kids’ date of the 2019 season, including three total ‘Kluber’s Kids’ dates in June. The program provides a dream day at the ballpark for families with a child undergoing treatment Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The families receive Indians gear, watch batting practice from the field, receive access to the stadium’s Club Lounge for the game, and hang out with Corey and Amanda Kluber in an exclusive pre-game meet-and-greet.

Kluber’s Kids was launched several years ago, but 2019 marks the first year it was incorporated as an official program of the Kluber Family Foundation. This past year, the Foundation was able to improve the overall experience for the families by including $100 gift cards for the Team Shop for each of the participants and allowing representatives from the foundation – generally board members – to accompany the families for this special day.

Among the many highlights from this year’s ten ‘Kluber’s Kids’ dates was the June 25th program that featured Grady Schlabach and his family. Grady, an eleven-year-old suffering from cancer, got to meet Corey and Amanda and left an indelible mark on the Klubers through his courageous battle and inspiring positivity. Grady and his family were later invited to this year’s ‘Curveball for a Cause’ fundraising event, where he got to meet numerous Indians players and even went home with a game-worn Corey Kluber jersey.

The final ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program of the season came the day after the second annual ‘Curveball for a Cause,’ where more than $200,000 was raised in support of the Kluber Family Foundation and its ongoing community outreach programs that benefit children suffering from pediatric illnesses.



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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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