Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, June 14. This year's fundraiser, set to begin at 7 p.m., will benefit the Kansas City Fisher House."Diamond of Dreams is a highlight of the summer for Royals Charities, allowing our
Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, June 14. This year's fundraiser, set to begin at 7 p.m., will benefit the Kansas City Fisher House.
"Diamond of Dreams is a highlight of the summer for Royals Charities, allowing our generous partners, players and guests to experience Kauffman Stadium in a unique way" said Ben Aken, Vice President of Community Relations. "We are thrilled to join 99.7 The Point to welcome Rachel Platten to Kansas City, who will help Royals Charities lead the effort to bring a Fisher House to our community."
Diamond of Dreams will feature appearances from current and former players, as well as live entertainment from singer and songwriter Rachel Platten. Brady Goodman and Taylor McKay, morning show hosts on 99.7 The Point, will serve as emcees.
The event will include a fabulous food and drink menu from Kansas City favorites Bristol Seafood Grill, Cupcake A La Mode, Kansas City Steak Company, La Bodega, Lidia's, McCormick & Schmick's, Teocali Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, and Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen.
Along with great food, Diamond of Dreams will also feature the Teva Silent Auction. The evening's grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show.
Prior to the on-field event, Royals Charities will host a private VIP Party for event sponsors that features an exclusive Tiffany & Co. event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available for the on-field event for $200 and may be purchased online by Royals Season Ticket Members beginning today at 9 a.m. on www.royals.com/diamondofdreams. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 21 at 9 a.m.
Proceeds of the event will benefit Royals Charities which will in turn use the funds to contribute towards the building of the first Fisher House in Kansas City. The Fisher House program will provide a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at the Kansas City VA Medical center. The homes provide temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities and corporate packages are also available and can include a private meet-and-greet with a Royals celebrity, a reserved hospitality tent with prominent company signage, event tickets and recognition throughout the festivities. For more on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a corporate package, please call (816) 504-4311 or email [email protected].
Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams include Aramark, LMC Truck Parts & Accessories, Price Chopper, Teva, DSS, Inc., Garmin International, Kansas City Steak Company, Prime Lending, Sprint, Sun Life Financial, The University of Kansas Health System and Tiffany & Co.
About Fisher House:
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 75 comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $400 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. www.fisherhouse.org
About Rachel Platten:
Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten broke out with the empowering song, "Fight Song" which is certified 3x Platinum and has gone on to sell more than four million downloads worldwide. The single topped countless radio and iTunes charts around the globe before being succeed by Rachel's Platinum certified hit, "Stand By You." Her Gold-certified, major label debut album Wildfire was released by Columbia Records in 2016. Rachel's follow-up album titled Waves was released in October 2017, which features singles "Broken Glass" and "Perfect For You."
About Royals Charities:
Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball, and military in and around the Kansas City area. With the support of Royals fans and corporate partners, the foundation accomplishes this mission by providing grant funding to community organizations. Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $14.8 million dollars in grants since its inception and in 2017 donated $2.3 million to 143 Kansas City area organizations. For more information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.