Kluber’s Kids A Home Party: Adrian
August 18th, 2020
Prestigous Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Presented to Corey Kluber
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.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
CLEVELAND (September 18, 2019) – Prior to the Tuesday
evening matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at
Progressive Field, Corey Kluber was honored on the field with this year’s Lou Gehrig
Memorial Award. The award, presented by Phi Delta Theta International
Fraternity and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Committee, recognizes a single Major
League Baseball player each season who exhibits Gehrig’s prowess on the field
and difference-making involvement off the field.
Corey Kluber, who becomes the first Cleveland Indian’s
player to be recognized with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, will have his name
engraved in the Lou Gehrig Award plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in
Cooperstown, New York, later this year.
Kluber’s recognition of this award comes one year after he
and his wife Amanda launched their Kluber Family Foundation, which provides support
to families with medically in-need children through life-improving resources
and life-changing experiences. This past year, the Foundation continued its
signature ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program at select Indians home games while also unveiling
its first 'Kluber’s Korner' at UH Rainbow Baby & Children’s Hospital.
The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award was first presented in 1955 by
Phi Delta Theta to memorialize the Yankees Hall of Famer who was an active
member in the fraternity while at Columbia University. Many of baseball’s
biggest names have been honored by this award over its 64-year history,
including Cal Ripken, Jr., Tony Gwynn, and Derek Jeter. Cincinnati Reds first
basemen Joey Votto won the most recent award in 2018. Despite winning a pair of
Cy Young Awards, Kluber may ultimately be most remembered for his philanthropy
and commitment to improving the lives of those in need.
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