Published on July 27, 2016

Kohl's and St. Mary's to Sponsor "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters"

Kohl’s to donate $63,841 to St. Mary’s Children’s Services for Helmet and Car Seat Safety

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep kids safe, St. Mary's Children's Services and Kohl's are once again teaming up to sponsor "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters" on Friday, August 12 at Bosse Field. The Otters will host the Southern Illinois Miners at 6:35 p.m.

Ticket vouchers are now available. You can pick-up ticket vouchers to the Otters game, courtesy of St. Mary's and Kohl's, at St. Mary's Center for Children or at Kohl's locations in Evansville. The vouchers should be redeemed at Bosse Field for a FREE game ticket. Tickets are subject to availability. The first 500 kids through the gates, age 12 and under, will receive a FREE bike helmet. The Evansville Bicycle Club will fit the helmets for the kids.

There will be excitement throughout the evening, as St. Mary's LifeFlight helicopter will land in the outfield at Bosse Field to deliver the baseball for the ceremonial first pitch. And make sure you stay for a special fireworks display after the game.

As the lead agency for SAFE KIDS Vanderburgh and Warrick County, and the areas only Trauma Center verified in Pediatrics, St. Mary's is committed to the safety of children in the Tri-State area.

For the past eleven years, Kohl's has partnered with St. Mary's to develop a program to Keep Kids Safe. "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters" is a safety event and the kickoff for this year's program.

Kohl's will present St. Mary's with a check for $63,841 during the seventh-inning stretch of the Otters game.

"St. Mary's has been able to carry out our Mission through trusted partnerships like the Kohl's & St. Mary's Keep Kids Safe Program. We are grateful to Kohl's for their support as we educate thousands of children in our community on leading safe lives," said Rick Peltier, Director of St. Mary's Health Foundation.

Since 2006, Kohl's has donated more than $768,000 to St. Mary's Children's Services. Kohl's commitment to St. Mary's Children's Services is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children's health initiatives nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more $300 million through this merchandise program. Through the Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 1,100,000 associates have donated more than 3.7 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl's has donated more than $112 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

For program and ticket voucher information about the "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters" event, please call Adam Trinkel, Donor Relations & Communications Coordinator for St. Mary's Health Foundation, at 812.485.4730. For on-site media relations, please call Randy Capehart, Manager of Public Relations for St. Mary's Health at 812.454.3348.

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About St. Mary's Health

St. Mary's Health, part of St. Vincent and the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market, is a faith-based health ministry serving communities in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. With a medical staff of more than 750 physicians, St. Mary's specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women's, children's, seniors, emergency, and trauma services. For more than 140 years, St. Mary's has been guided by its mission of serving all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. For more information, please visit

About Kohl's

Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,164 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl's has raised more than $274 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl's philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit


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