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June 19, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals will host the Minnesota Twins during the four-game homestand starting Thursday. The Club will host kids with visual impairments for the annual Touch Tour (June 20) and local kids to meet with umpires through the Umps Care program (June 23). Please see

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The Kansas City Royals will host the Minnesota Twins during the four-game homestand starting Thursday. The Club will host kids with visual impairments for the annual Touch Tour (June 20) and local kids to meet with umpires through the Umps Care program (June 23). Please see below for more details.

Thursday, June 20 -- Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

Touch Tour with Alphapointe -- The Royals partner with Alphapointe to host kids with visual impairments to a pregame tactile tour in the Royals Hall of Fame starting at 4:45 p.m. at Gate A. They will stay for that night’s game against the Twins. The experience will provide an up-close perspective for the young fans who enjoy Royals games through different senses.

Royals Honors presented by Konica Minolta -- The Royals Honors program, presented by Konica Minolta, recognizes more than 6,000 area elementary school children who have worked hard on citizenship, academics and attendance throughout the school year. These dedicated students will be honored at one of two Royals Honors Days (June 20 and July 29). The Royals and Konica Minolta salute the committed students with complimentary tickets and a Konica Minolta goody bag.

Friday, June 21 -- Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

KCP&L VIP Kids -- The Royals and KCP&L will host foster care children and their families to select games throughout the season. Each child from Foster Adopt Connect will receive complimentary tickets, a special t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John’s Pizza. The special guests will also participate in a meet-and-greet with a Royals player before the game.

Viva Los Reales -- As part of our Viva Los Reales celebration, the Royals are inviting 4 local restaurants to participate in the Salsa Showdown in the Outfield Experience from 5:30-6:30, where fans can sample chips & salsa and vote on their favorite. Those restaurants are La Terraza, El Fogon, Casa Mexico, and Alazanes. A local band, Hernan y su Imperio and local salsa dancers Cuerpo de Baile Areito KC will both be performing on the Outfield Experience Stage during pre-game. Also next to all these activations, local artist Anthony Oropeza will be working on a live painting that connects baseball to Hispanic heritage. The Royals are excited to have all these community members participating in our Hispanic heritage celebration.

Saturday, June 22 -- Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.

Stars of the Classroom -- Throughout the season, the Royals will join Missouri Lottery to honor outstanding educators through the Missouri Lottery Stars of the Classroom recognition program. Prior to the game, Missouri Lottery and the Royals will celebrate the achievements of Molly Blocker, English teacher at Moreland Ridge Middle School in Blue Springs, Mo.

Kennedy to Host Group from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) -- For the third straight season, on each Saturday home game, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Sunday, June 23 -- Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.

Salute to the Negro Leagues presented by Metropolitan Community College -- The Royals and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum pay tribute to Kansas City’s rich baseball tradition with this annual salute. On the field, both teams will wear Negro Leagues inspired uniforms that fans can bid on after the game at www.royals.com/NLBM or www.mlb.com/auction. Kansas City will wear the well-known 1942 Monarchs uniform, which is a white and red uniform with navy trim and the iconic heart KC patch on the sleeve. The Minnesota Twins will wear throwback 1908 navy St. Paul Gophers uniforms. Most of the game-worn uniforms and helmets will be available for auction online, and game-worn hats and the bases used for the game will be available by silent auction on the day of the event at the Royals Authentics Store. Proceeds from the uniform, hat and helmet auctions will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. A special autograph session will take place in the Royals Hall of Fame from noon to 1 p.m. featuring several former Negro Leagues players, free for all fans. Also, all fans are encouraged to come “Dressed to the Nines,” wearing fashionable clothes that fit the time period to capture the spirit and atmosphere of what it was like for fans to cheer on their Monarchs by wearing their Sunday best.

Umps Care -- The Royals partner with Major League Baseball umpires to offer memorable baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption and at-risk youth in mentoring programs. The children receive a VIP experience, including complimentary tickets, a baseball goody bag and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo.