The 17th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch (315 Chestnut St.) January 19-21, 2013 and featured appearances from David Freese, Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran and many more. Since its start in 1997, Cardinals Care, with the Winter Warm-Up serving as its biggest fundraiser, has distributed more than $18 million to local organizations benefiting kids in the St. Louis area. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
Cosplayers took over the 2nd floor of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch from February 8-10, 2013 for Kawa Kon. Photographer Jon Gitchoff stopped by Saturday night and brings back these photos. Shot for the Riverfront Times.
Partying and Protests Ring in 2015 at the Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency's New Year's Eve blowout was music to St. Louis' ears, with live tunes by Dr. Zhivegas (celebrating its twentieth anniversary), Tess Boyer (the Glen Carbon, Illinois, gal who was featured on The Voice) and the Smash Band. Not all was calm, though, as protesters gathered on Chestnut Street near the Hyatt to call attention to police brutality and issues surrounding Michael Brown's August 9 death.
Spring training still seems so, so far away, but baseball fans beat the winter blues by attending the Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up January 17-19, 2015. The annual event brings thousands of fans together with Cardinals personalities like former manager Tony LaRussa, new outfielder Jason Heyward, general manager John Mozeliak and others. Attendees also may participate in live auctions for Cardinals memorabilia, learn about Cards' history in the Negro Leagues, and find out about legend Stan Musial's navy career. Proceeds from the 19th-annual event, held this year at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis downtown, benefit Cardinals Care, the team's community foundation supporting kids.
Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.