Scotts & St. Louis Cardinals Team Up to Support the Wildlife Rescue Center - Future Home of the Cardinals Rally Squirrel

Wildlife Rescue Center Will Benefit from Busch Stadium Squirrel Relocation

Oct 26, 2011, 16:46 ET from ScottsMiracle-Gro

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Company teamed with the St. Louis Cardinals to support the Rally Squirrel's future home at the Wildlife Rescue Center.

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Scotts, the Official Lawn Care Company of the St. Louis Cardinals, has a proud history of partnering with the Cardinals Head Groundskeeper, Bill Findley.  The Busch Stadium field is widely considered one of the best in baseball -- a quality that may have attracted the Rally Squirrel in the first place.

Though the Rally Squirrel's impromptu mid-game performances have entertained Cardinals fans this post-season, the team has helped to relocate some of his entourage to the Wildlife Rescue Center and plan to do the same with the Rally Squirrel himself at the conclusion of the postseason.

"While we understand that the Rally Squirrel loves the field as much as the players and fans do, his new home will provide a much better habitat for him," said Bill Findley, Head Groundskeeper of the St. Louis Cardinals.

To make sure that the Rally Squirrel and his friends are comfortable in their new surroundings, Scotts will make a $10,000 product donation including Morning Song Squirrel & Backyard Wildlife Food, Scotts Songbird Selections Wild Bird Food and a wide array of Scotts branded lawn care products for the grounds.  Scotts will also donate Miracle-Gro gardening products which will be used in conjunction with the Wildlife Rescue Center's youth gardening educational clinics.

"This has been a fun post-season and we thank our friends at Scotts and the Cardinals for their generous support," said Pam Bolton, Executive Director, Wildlife Rescue Center.

About ScottsMiracle-Gro

With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In Europe, the Company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scotts.com.

About Wildlife Rescue Center

Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitates injured, sick and orphaned native wildlife and releases healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through educational outreach the Center provides environmental awareness, promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife, and encourages the community to protect our delicate ecosystems.  For additional information, visit us at www.mowildlife.org.

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