St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and Texas native Matt Carpenter already pledged to help residents of his home state recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, and his organization is stepping up as well.
Carpenter pledged to donate $10,000 for every home run he hits from now until the end of the season to relief efforts, and the Cardinals on Tuesday announced that they will match his pledge.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright also pledged to match Carpenter's $10,000 donation for each homer.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and the entire Gulf Coast," said Bill DeWitt Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the St. Louis Cardinals. "We want to do our part to help those in need and were inspired by Matt's leadership, as well as his and Adam's spontaneous generosity."
Carpenter, who is from the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, bashed his 17th home run against Tampa Bay on Sunday and is looking for his first off Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza, who starts against St. Louis on Tuesday.