Corey launches the Kluber Family Foundation

(Cleveland) - Corey and wife Amanda Kluber announced the launch of their new charity, the Kluber Family Foundation Monday night. 

They say the mission of the foundation is to help families with seriously ill and chronically ill children by providing daily support of key resources and life-changing experiences. 

Kluber hosted his inaugural "Curveball for a Cause" event to raise money for his foundation at The Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland. 

At the event, Kluber and his Indians' teammates mixed and mingled with guests, posed for photos and gave autographs. 

In addition to meeting their favorite Indians players, guests enjoyed a high-spirited cocktail reception, fine cuisine and were able to bid during live and silent auctions. 

Money raised at "Curveball for a Cause" will go toward opening Corey's Locker. 

Corey's Locker, set to launch in 2019, will provide seriously ill and chronically ill patients and their family members with access to electronics that will serve as a source of entertainment, a portal for communication and a diversion during treatment and recovery. 

They will also provide educational and entertainment opportunities to older patients and their families through access to iPads, notebook computers, tablet computers, portable DVD players, portable game systems and other electronics. 

Additional initiatives will be introduced by the foundation later. 

For more information about "Curveball for a Cause" or to purchase sponsorship packages and tickets, visit coreykluber.org.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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