FOUNDATION FOR SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FUNDING AND LEARNING

Welcome to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, where we work to promote educational excellence for every child by raising, managing, and distributing private investment to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. With our community partners, we help bridge the gap between what schools need and what they can afford.

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  • Please note: The Foundation for SPS will begin summer office hours on Tuesday, May 28. Summer hours are: Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday – office closed. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, July 22.

 

Family fun at Hammons Field with Springfield Cardinals mascot Fetch!

Donor Spotlight:

Springfield Cardinals

Sponsors and supporters of the Foundation for SPS help make wonderful things happen in SPS classrooms to benefit our students and teachers! Generous supporters the Springfield Cardinals recently sponsored the Foundation for SPS Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet to help honor our dedicated teachers, plus they support the Foundation for SPS, and our 25,000 students and teachers in many other ways! Now through Tuesday, August 27, fans can make a $1 donation or greater thru Power 96.5 to the Foundation for SPS and receive a ticket for the August 27, Springfield Cardinals game!

Check out the Springfield Cardinals Donor Spotlight below to learn more about what they do and why they invest in the FSPS!

Tell us about your organization. 

The Springfield Cardinals and Hammons Field combine for the premier and affordable family, sports and entertainment experience in downtown Springfield and Southwest Missouri. From creative in-game entertainment to energetic mascots to traditional and creative ballpark food, we bring something to the table for everyone. Not to mention the opportunity to watch future St. Louis Cardinals develop into Major Leaguers on our field under the lights of our city. It’s a truly memorable experience.

Tell us why you support the Foundation for Springfield Pubic Schools. 

The Cardinals are proud to support the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and do so by providing tickets and transportation for thousands of elementary, middle and high schoolers to the ballpark each season. Our Educational Day programs provide unique experiences and memories for students who may or may not otherwise have the chance to watch the Springfield Cardinals in person. Through this relationship, we hope to both build future fans of the Cardinals and of the sport of baseball while also continuing to foster educational growth opportunities that show kids what a great time they can have when they get out and explore what Springfield has to offer.

Share some of the ways that the Springfield Cardinals partner with the Foundation for SPS to benefit students and teachers.

This season, the Cardinals hosted 12 Educational Day Events for elementary, middle and high school students between April 16 and June 12, including Mercy Safe Kids Educational Day, Missouri Department of Conservation Educational Day, KY3 Weather School, Discovery Center Science Day, Bass Pro Shops & Wonders of Wildlife Educational Day and more. Plus, the Cardinals and Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield combined this July for a School Supplies Drive directly benefiting the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. This year’s drive brought in 158 pounds of school supplies for Springfield students.

Why do you think it is important for the community to support the Foundation?

The Cardinals are dedicated to being a consistent, positive and impactful presence in the community, and it’s important for us to do anything we can to help support the education of creative, motivated and passionate students who are prepared to become the next generation of leaders in Southwest Missouri and beyond.

 

Springfield Cardinals fans are the best!

 

Fireworks light up the sky at Hammons Field!
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