JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the players and alumni planning to visit Joplin on January 16 for the Caravan tour stop.

They include current players Randal Grichuk, Sam Tuivaila, and Austin Gomber and alumni Alan Benes and Kyle McClellan. Broadcaster Ricky Horton will serve as emcee.

The program begins at noon in Taylor Auditorium on the Missouri Southern campus.  Doors will open at 11 a.m.  Tickets will be available for children to get autographs.  They will be handed out at the door.  Admission is free. 

The United Way will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win promotional items from the team.

 For more information, call 417-625-9777.

The Cardinals Caravan visit is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau and a partnership including the Cardinals and Zimmer Radio. Games can be heard locally on 1230, The Talker.