Big League Impact, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help meet basic human needs like food, clean water, medical care and shelter, in an effort to restore dignity and hope to people in the local community and around the globe. In order to accomplish this we offer fun, exciting and one-of-a-kind experiences that combine America’s two favorite sports – baseball and football.
Founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his brother Trey Wainwright under the name “Waino’s World,” the organization was intended to offer St. Louis fans the opportunity to make significant contributions to charity and reward them with seats in a private fantasy football league with players from the local big league team.
The inaugural season raised more than $120,000 which was distributed between a St. Louis area food bank Operation Food Search and an international clean water engineering organization Water Missions International. The year was so successful that the Wainwright Brothers invited other professional baseball players to join them by hosting leagues in their home towns. The result is Big League Impact.
In 2014, six leagues were launched by Adam Wainwright, David Wright, Max Scherzer, Freddie Freeman, Justin Masterson and Skip Schumaker raised more than $450,000 to benefit 20 non-profit organizations that provide desperately needed care in communities here and around the world.
2015 saw us to expand to eight leagues and all in we passed the 1 Million Dollar mark.
HOW IT WORKS
Leagues: Each league is divided by regions and led by a local big league player, who invites his teammates and other local pros to participate. For example, in 2014, St. Louis Rams Hall of Famers, Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner joined Adam and other Cardinal players in the St. Louis league.
Table: Each pro is assigned to a table with twelve seats. Eleven of those seats are available for purchase.
Draft: Each league varies, but, most consist of a “Draft Day at the Park”, including a live in-stadium draft, behind the scenes stadium tour, a pass to observe on field pre-game batting practice and a suite for the game that night.
Contest: The League is based on an 11 week regular season and playoffs to decide an overall winner.
Mid-Season Challenge: A King of the Mountain style mid season fantasy competition.