Bidwill’s gesture earns Musial award

Posted by Darren Urban on August 9, 2017 – 9:05 am

When the Rams left St. Louis, they also left a void in the community in a couple of places. In one such case, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill stepped in, donating $10,000 to the St. Louis chapter of the National Football Foundation so it could hold its annual banquet to honor local high school football players.

Now, Bidwill is being honored himself, for the gesture. He will be recognized at the Musial awards — named for St. Louis Cardinals baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial. The awards banquet is in St. Louis Nov. 18.

“Michael Bidwill’s actions embody the goodness and decency we seek to celebrate with the Musial Awards,” St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “This was something he certainly did not have to do and did not seek credit for. In light of everything, he sets a perfect example of what it means to be a ‘good sport.’ ”

Just the other day, Bidwill — seen below with Cardinals (and Rams) Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams this past week at the Hall of Fame game — was helping another person with St. Louis ties — rescuing the stranded family of Kurt Warner so they could get to Warner’s Hall of Fame party in Canton.

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13 Responses to “Bidwill’s gesture earns Musial award”

  1. By Scott H on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    Good stuff! He’s a good man, that owner of ours.

  2. By dwoofer on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    It’s nice to see him with Aeneas. There was a rift there for awhile

  3. By Carol Newsom on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    The Arizona Cardinals​ owners the Bidwells own a private jet and flew Kurt Warner and his family and friends to make the HOF induction ceremony. Pretty special in my book, I am a HUGE Larry Fitzgerald Football ProCamp​ fan and HUGE Larry Fitzgerald authentic jersey but live in the far Northeast Valley about 10 minutes from the Salt River and want to get my jersey signed by Mr. Fitzgerald but cannot afford and medical reasons cannot drive to Glendale. Mr. Bidwell can you help me out or get Mr. Fitzgerald to help me out before he gets into the next group of Pro Football HOF. GO CARDINALS #1.

  4. By D on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    With Mr. Bidwill’s committee involvement, I do not see Mr. Keim looking into T. Brock, the most talented CB on the free agent market after the charges that have been dropped.

  5. By Scott H on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    All I can say is, thank God the Bidwill family had a son! The change from the senior Bidwill to the Junior has made SUCH a difference. Best personnel move this team has probably ever made.

  6. By Ken Moroney on Aug 9, 2017 | Reply

    Mr Bidwell is one classy owner and has made moves which this Cardinal fan of over 50 years appreciates. PLEASE, help the coaches find some decent corners

  7. By clssylssy on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    The Bidwill family is known for their humanitarian works and Michael Bidwill seems to alwys be willing to step up and help; it’s refreshing to see some billionnaires still willing to try to make a difference and not make everything about themselves. I don’t think a lot of people/fans outside the valley, realize what an impact the Cardinal Stadium has made to the economic growth of the area and what an up hill battle it has been in the west valley, where it has not been received with open arms. Kudos to Michael Bidwill for hanging tough on the stadium and making it so hugely successful, putting on two amazing Super Bowls, a ProBowl, NCAA Championship, Final Four, among other things plus all the other major concerts, home shows, etc. I also don’t think that Nichole Bidwill gets enough credit for all the great work she does; she is quite an astute business woman and could probably hold her own in the Owner’s circle!

  8. By Paul Stuempfig on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    Our ownership and top management exhibit real class. Makes it easy to support this team, even during down times.

  9. By Old Guy in Scottsdale on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    I am proud to be a fan of the Arizona Cardinals. Their owner, Mike Bidwill, is a stand up guy. He’s helped and will help lots of ordinary folks. He’s given some of his money away to worthwhile charity events.

    Mike also works behinds the scenes for many charities. He doesn’t get nearly the credit that he’s given.

  10. By andystandsup on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    Had no idea ownership of the team had passed to Michael. Also, asking for liberum beneficiis using the wrong surname is probably not a wise choice.

  11. By Darren Urban on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    Andystands —

    RE: Ownership

    Bill Bidwill is still the owner. Michael is team president and runs the day to day.

  12. By Ken Moroney on Aug 10, 2017 | Reply

    attention andystandsup…..Mr Bidwill, original owner, is still alive. Michael has done an amazing job making the Cardinals competitive. Why would anyone at this point want to say negative things about his father? Positives are more appropriate. However, I DID attend games in St Louis. I did suffer frustration as a fan then as I would have loved more “support” from ownership. I was a fan in St Louis. I have had season tickets since they got to AZ. So why don’t you take your beneficis and shove them up your liberum and get off the Cardinal bandwagon and shut up!!!!

  13. By Scott H on Aug 11, 2017 | Reply

    Ken –

    Seriously? You have the nerve to say “positives are more appropriate than negatives” and they two sentences later, you’re telling someone to shove things up their….whatever and telling them to shut up?

    Maybe you should do the same, dude. On both fronts.

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