The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they are inviting middle school and high school students who have an interest in a career in professional sports to attend the 8th Annual Career Day at Busch Stadium on Thursday, September 20th.

Students are encouraged to take part in a pre-game panel discussion with executives from the Cardinals Front Office, hosted by Cardinals television play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin. The moderated discussion will provide a unique opportunity for students to ask questions about careers in the areas of Ticket Sales, Corporate Sales, Community Relations, Player Development and Scouting.

Each member of the panel will give a brief biographical sketch of their careers, talk about how they attained their current positions and provide students with advice about breaking into professional sports.

Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Hall, VP of Community Relations and Cardinals Care, Michael Girsch, Assistant General Manager, and former Cardinal Andy Benes are scheduled to be part of the panel. Cardinals' pitcher Marc Rzepczynski is also expected to take part in the panel discussion. Panel members are subject to change.

College recruiters will be available following the discussion to answer questions about potential college opportunities. Career day culminates with the 12:45 p.m. game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros. Tickets for the day are $15.00, which include a ticket to the game, as well as a voucher for a free hot dog, chips and soda. For more information about attending career day, educators and students should contact Account Executive Kevin Wolkowitz by phone (314) 345-9413 or e-mail kwolkowitz@cardinals.com, or tickets can be purchased at cardinals.com/careerday.