Founded in 2013 by St Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, Big League Impact Inc, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reflect the beliefs of family, friends and supporters that we are citizens of a global community who ought to care for one another. We are only strangers when we see the needs of others and do not act.
Founder and President
Big League Impact is the brainchild of St. Louis Cardinals legend Adam Wainwright, and reflects Adam’s creativity, generosity, and passion for maximizing effectiveness and impact. A two-time World Series champion, three-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover, and a Silver Slugger, Adam’s accomplishments on the field are only rivaled by his heart off of it. With his leadership and guidance, Big League Impact has grown from a local “Fantasy Football for Charity” concept into a lightning rod for partnerships across countless industries and philanthropic areas, raising over $4.5 million dollars in the process. Adam and his wife Jenny have five children, and split their time between St. Louis and his native St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Great pitchers have remarkable talents beyond their physical gifts, and Kyle is no exception. With a strategic mindset and natural patience, thoughtfulness, creativity, and consideration, Kyle has helped Big League Impact’s expansion among players across the league. A starting pitcher with the Minnesota Twins his whole career and a two-time winner of the Twins’ Good Guy Award, he joins the Texas Rangers in 2020. Kyle and his wife Elizabeth have three children, and live in Washington, Missouri in the offseason.
In 2013, Big League Impact hosted its inaugural fantasy football event, Waino’s World, and raised more than $110,000 for St. Louis area nonprofit Operation Food Search and international clean water engineering organization Water Mission. The year was so successful that the Wainwrights invited other professional baseball players to join them and host leagues in their hometowns.
Since 2013, Big League Impact and its community of professional athletes, musicians, and other public figures have raised over $5,200,000 for charitable causes and foundations through events that raise awareness and donations from local philanthropists who are drawn to the causes our players care about.
For years, Big League Impact has had success bringing awareness to causes that align with its mission and raising dollars to support them.
To join the BLI community, or for questions or press inquiries, email us at [email protected].