Fredbird and Former Cardinal Meet Heartland Kids

Fredbird and Former Cardinal Meet Heartland Kids
By: Heartland News
MARION, Ill. - Anytime Fredbird with the St. Louis Cardinals comes to town, you know it's a special day.
For the kids at Lincoln Elementary in Marion their special day was Tuesday.

Fredbird and 'Smoking' Joe Cunningham stopped by to share some thoughts with the kids about making the right choices in life. Stay in school and get involved in school sports.

And the redbird's had one other very important message for the kids.
"I'm very conscious of children. I've dedicated my life to helping children. And I feel that I'm helping them by letting them know that I care and the cardinals care and say no to illegal drugs." Cunningham, a former Cardinal player, said.
And of course no visit from Fredbird would be complete if you didn't dance with him.  The "Doin It Right" program is part of the Cardinals outreach program to Heartland kids.