Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks, Robin Roberts, Mike Fisher, and More Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Teammates For Kids on ‘Inside Studio G’

Garth Brooks had a sports-filled afternoon during “Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation” as he came to viewers live from Florida, giving them an inside look at the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training.  Most importantly, he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Teammates For Kids, reiterating that aside from his wife and kids, being a part of this organization has been the most meaningful thing in his life.  Continuing the sports theme, there were some EXTRA special #AskGarth submissions that came in from familiar faces including Robin Roberts, Mike Fisher, Jon Dorenbos, and many others!

Teammates For Kids was started in 1999 by Bo Mitchell and Garth Brooks, with the goal of giving all kids, all around the world, an even start. Bo had an idea to take sports statistics and convert those statistics into money. Starting with baseball players, the foundation has grown to include over 4,300 professional athletes from baseball, hockey, football, soccer, basketball, racing, golf, and even pro rodeo. Teammates has raised over $100 million to help children in over 60 countries around the globe.  Professional athletes generously donate based on performance levels in their sport. A great pitcher, for example, might pledge a donation for every strikeout, a quarterback for completions, a hockey goalie for saves, a basketball player for free throws, etc. Then, the Foundation’s Board, made up of Hall of Fame athletes, corporation owners, corporate officers, and entertainers, triples the amount donated by each athlete. Because the Foundation’s overhead expenses are privately funded, 100% of all money donated goes to the kids.

“Inside Studio G” airs on Garth’s Facebook Page every Monday at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT. The episode was also simulcast on Garth’s SiriusXM Channel(Channel 55), which is curated by Garth himself and features songs from throughout his career, and much more.

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