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Jason Motte

Founder, Jason Motte Foundation

Born in Port Huron, Michigan, Jason Motte graduated from Valley Central High School in Montgomery, New York.  Jason is a former Americanprofessional baseball relief pitcher.  He has played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves.  The Cardinals drafted him as a catcher in 2003 and he converted to pitching in 2006.  He played a key role in the 2012 World Series championship run, saving five postseason games.  In 2012, he led the National League in saves with 42.

Jason is married to Memphian Caitlin Motte.  Together they have a daughter, Margaret, and a son, Sutter.  The couple runs two foundations;  The Jason Motte Foundation and a cancer awareness foundation called “Strikeout Childhood Cancer.”  The seed for this passion was planted in the fall of 2010 when Jason and Caitlin asked, “What can we do to help?”  At that time, Caitlin’s grandfather, Lynn Doyle, was battling Stage 4 lung cancer at West Cancer Center.  While sitting with Mr. Doyle, they saw a sign that mentioned a need for blankets and wondered what more they could do to help.  The simple question led to the formation of the foundations.


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