MY BLUES ACCOUNT            

  • RSS

Blues Assist in Rebuilding Homes in Joplin

Bob Plager, other members of Blues staff travel to help Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, 07.25.2012 / 1:12 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
St. Louis Blues
Share with your Friends

Blues Assist in Rebuilding Homes in Joplin

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have partnered with Missouri sports teams and the Joplin Habitat for Humanity to build 35 homes for Joplin, MO tornado victims.

Former Blue Bob Plager and 35 members of the Blues, Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House traveled to Joplin on July 25 in an effort to re-build homes.

"Our players, management and staff all understand the importance of re-building Joplin as quickly as possible," said Blues COO Bruce Affleck. "Whether it's a food drive, a clean-up or in this case a re-build, we understand that in our profession we can make a difference to the great people of Joplin. We also ask Blues fans to help support The Challenge."

The partnership was announced at halftime of the Missouri / Kansas basketball game on Feb. 4 at Mizzou Arena by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who was joined by Blues Hall of Famer Bernie Federko, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Andy Benes, Kansas City Royals pitcher Aaron Crow, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Matt Cassel, University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden and Kansas Speedway president Patrick Warren.

The 35 homes will be divided into seven different neighborhoods, with each neighborhood assigned a sponsor from among the seven Missouri athletic organizations. Representatives from each organization will visit their neighborhood on several occasions to serve alongside volunteers and professional builders in assisting with the construction, including framing, siding, painting and landscaping.

Blues fans can contribute in support of the Challenge. For more information, visit




MORE is the official Web site of the St Louis Blues. St Louis Blues, and are trademarks of the St Louis Blues Hockey Club. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.