MLB Supports Jason Motte Foundation to “Strike-Out” Cancer


“We may go up there and strike each other out or hit homers off each other, but what it really comes down to is that there is a bigger cause that guys can come together for,” Jason Motte said. “This means a lot to a lot of people,” according to

Jason Motte, Relief pitcher for the Saint Louis Cardinals, started a foundation to help “strikeout” cancer. His foundation was called the Jason Motte Foundation, according to Motte started his foundation in fall of 2010 when Jason and Caitlin Motte were wondering how they could help. At first they just had small tasks, but that led to the “question what else can we do?” This question led them to founding the Jason Motte Foundation, according to

The Jason Motte Foundation has received  huge support in Major League Baseball. Thirty teams each have a representative of the organization, reported



Team #KCancer14 Rep Charity Name
Arizona Diamondbacks Miguel Montero Ronald McDonald House
Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel Curing Kids Cancer
Baltimore Orioles Nick Markakis Lungevity
Boston Red Sox Craig Breslow Strike 3 Foundation
Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo The Anthony Rizzo Foundation
Chicago White Sox John Danks St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Cincinnati Reds Skip Schumaker Jessie Rees Foundation
Cleveland Indians John Axford The Movember Foundation
Colorado Rockies Brandon Barnes Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Detroit Tigers Rajai Davis Voices Against Brain Cancer
Houston Astros Brett Oberholtzer Leukemia Research Foundation
Kansas City Royals Bruce Chen Friends of Kids with Cancer
Los Angeles Angels CJ Wilson CJ Wilson’s Children’s Charities
Jason Grilli Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Los Angeles Dodgers AJ Ellis City of Hope
Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez Live Like Bella – Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Jarred Cosart Make-A-Wish Foundation
Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo Brewers Community Foundation
Minnesota Twins Trevor Plouffe Susan G. Komen Foundation
New York Mets Dillon Gee Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
New York Yankees Carlos Beltran Go – Gogo Foundation (P.R.)
Oakland Athletics Nick Punto Jessie Rees Foundation
Jon Lester Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pittsburgh Pirates Ike Davis Solving Kids’ Cancer
San Diego Padres Cameron Maybin Sister Network Triangle
San Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Seattle Mariners Logan Morrison Fred Hutchinson Center
St. Louis Cardinals Jason Motte The Jason Motte Foundation
Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria Moffitt Cancer Center
Texas Rangers Derek Holland Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer
Toronto Blue Jays R.A. Dickey Voices Against Brain Cancer
Washington Nationals Craig Stammen Darke County Cancer Association
Kevin Frandsen 19 For Life

According to