Cardinals add Rally Cat Appreciation Day to 2017 theme calendar

Portion of each theme ticket sold will be donated to Tony La Russa's ARF & STLFCO

Today the St. Louis Cardinals announced the addition of Rally Cat Appreciation Day to the 2017 Theme Ticket schedule. The Cardinals are partnering with Purina to celebrate everyone's favorite Rally feline star at Busch Stadium when the Redbirds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, September 10 at 1:15 p.m.

"Both the team and our fans have been rejuvenated since the Rally Cat's unexpected appearance at Busch Stadium," said Megan Eberhart, Cardinals Manager of Promotions and Events. "We thought this theme day would be a fun and unique way to honor our newest furry friend."

Fans who purchase the special Rally Cat Appreciation theme ticket will receive an exclusive Rally Cat -themed Cardinals t-shirt. Additionally, a portion of each theme ticket purchased will be donated to Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach (STLFCO) non-profit organization. For more information, visit cardinals.com/rallycat.

The legend of #RallyCat began on Thursday, August 9 when he trotted into the Busch Stadium outfield in the bottom of the 6th inning. After a member of the club's grounds crew battled through bites and scratches to retrieve #RallyCat, Yadier Molina hit a go-ahead grand slam on the very next pitch to cement Rally Cat's place in Cardinals lore. Although #RallyCat disappeared that night, he was found and captured two days later by members from STLFCO. The Cardinals are currently making arrangements to care for #RallyCat long-term.

Fans can purchase tickets for Rally Cat Appreciation Day and view the remaining 2017 theme ticket schedule at cardinals.com/theme. (#CardsTheme) (#RallyCat)