Kluber’s Kids A Home Party: Adrian
August 18th, 2020
Corey Kluber Hosts Final 'Kluber's Kids' Program of 2019 Season
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.
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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