Big League Impact
Big League Impact is the brainchild of St. Louis Cardinals legend Adam Wainwright, and reflects Adam’s creativity, generosity, and passion for maximizing effectiveness and impact. A two-time World Series champion, three-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover, and a Silver Slugger, Adam’s accomplishments on the field are only rivaled by his heart off of it. With his leadership and guidance, Big League Impact has grown from a local “Fantasy Football for Charity” concept into a lightning rod for partnerships across countless industries and philanthropic areas, raising over $5.8 million dollars in the process. Adam and his wife Jenny have five children, and split their time between St. Louis and his native St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Thousands of young women and children have their innocence, their bodies, their spirit, their hope, their families, sometimes even their very lives ripped away from them daily. This horror sounds so heinous that most of us can’t imagine that this could happen here in the United States but this is the reality of what children and young adult sex trafficking victims are experiencing in communities across the United States right now. Our first safe home in the United States called the Refuge Home opened in December of 2012 in Missouri and was the very first holistic home and safe haven specifically for American female survivors of sex trafficking. In partnership with other organizations, we have provided trauma-based care and healing services for both adults and minors through our Refuge Home since day one. Showered with love, care, safety, support, health, prayer, and opportunity, these girls truly have the tools to not only survive but thrive in the face of all the horrible things done to them.