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How can I get Cole Hamels or The Hamels Foundation memorabilia donated for my fundraising event?

The Hamels Foundation supports a select number of charitable organizations and education institutions with in-kind donations. Donations of select The Hamels Foundation or Cole Hamels items are made to charitable organizations and educational institutions in communities served by The Hamels Foundation. Per policy, The Hamels Foundation does not accept any requests for personal appearances or personally autographed items by Cole Hamels. All requests must be made using the Autographed Item Fundraising Event Request Form and adhere to our policy standards.

How can I get Cole Hamels to autograph an item for me?

Thank you for your interest in a Cole Hamels autograph. Due to an increased demand for autographs on fan provided items, The Hamels Foundation has established a policy of requiring a $135 donation per autograph per item or $165 per autograph and custom message per item. Donor must provide the item to be autographed and mail to The Hamels Foundation office below. This includes any item that you send, including baseball, jersey, cap, photo, baseball card, bat, etc.

 

All orders must be made through our online store.

After completing the online process please mail copy of paid receipt, personalization/inscription request and item to:

 

The Hamels Foundation

Attn: Kathy Greene

1125 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Nixa, MO 65714

 

If more than one item per donation is shipped, The Hamels Foundation will select the item to be autographed and return the remaining items without an autograph.

 

Due to a very busy travel schedule both during season and the offseason, please allow 6-8 weeks for the delivery of any item.

To purchase in-stock autographed items for immediate shipping, please visit The Hamels Foundation online store today!

How can my school apply for a grant through The Hamels Foundation?

The Hamels Foundation is currently accepting applications for our annual Partners in Education Grant for all public and private schools within the United States. Grants will be reviewed by our Board Members and awarded based on available funding and grant guideline criteria. The deadline for grant submissions is April 1st, 2019 or until 100 submissions are received. Awards will be announced on May 6th, 2019. To apply for our 2019 Partners in Education Grant, click here.

NOTE: Funding for technology-based requests will not be considered.

How can my nonprofit organization apply for a grant from The Hamels Foundation?

The Hamels Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals from other nonprofit organizations. Grant requests will be accepted on an invitation-only basis unless the grant states open enrollment for all educational institutions/organizations in the United States.

How do I get media from The Hamels Foundation?

For media requests, please contact our Communications & Marketing Director, Alaina Baker, at alaina@thehamelsfoundation.org or our Chief Operations Officer, Kathleen Greene, at kathy@thehamelsfoundation.org.

Have more questions? We would love to hear from you.