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Royals in the Community

Final Homestand of the 2019 Season
September 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals host the Atlanta Braves (September 24-25) and Minnesota Twins (September 27-29) for the final homestand of the season. Please see below for more details. Tuesday, September 24 – Atlanta Braves vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m. · Home Run To Health

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 24, 2019) – The Kansas City Royals host the Atlanta Braves (September 24-25) and Minnesota Twins (September 27-29) for the final homestand of the season. Please see below for more details.

Tuesday, September 24 – Atlanta Braves vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

· Home Run To Health – The Royals partnered today with Sun Life Financial to bring 120 fourth and fifth graders to Kauffman Stadium for the conclusion assembly of Sun Life’s four-week Home Run To Health program. The students enjoyed lunch, took a tour of the stadium and held a celebration in the Outfield Experience with a wiffle ball game and other activities. Each student received two ticket vouchers and a parking pass that can be used on any of the remaining regular-season games. Royals infielder Ryan McBroom and outfielder Brett Phillips joined the kids at The Little K.

· Guadalupe Centers High School Meet and Greet with Jorge Soler – Royals Equipment Day Ambassador Jorge Soler will meet with ball players from the Guadalupe Centers High School in the media room starting at approximately 5:15 p.m.

· Dream Factory – Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wishes of Dream Factory children. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, will meet Royals players, watch batting practice from the dugout and enjoy the game and refreshments. Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast.

· Quality Start Program Scholarship Presentation – Three students from Metro Community College will be awarded scholarships in a special pregame presentation. The funding comes from the Quality Start Program which was a partnership between MCC and Royals Charities in which the organizations each donated $150 for every quality start by a Royals pitcher during the 2019 season.

· Royals Charities/Sun Life Check Presentation - Royals Charities, in partnership with corporate partner Sun Life Financial, will present a check to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for $21,000 specifically for their Diabetes Prevention Program. This donation concludes the third year of Sun Life’s Strikeout Diabetes campaign where a donation is made per Royals Strikeout.

Wednesday, September 25 – Atlanta Braves vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

· Nicky Lopez The University of Kansas Hospital Visit - Infielder Nicky Lopez will visit children currently undergoing treatment at The University of Kansas Health System Hospital from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. to distribute Royals items to brighten their stay in the hospital.

· Make-A-Wish – Prior to the game, Whit Merrifield will meet Maria Brown who was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia in November. Originally from Kansas City, she now lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Maria’s wish was to meet Whit.

Thursday, September 26 – Off Day

Friday, September 27 – Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

· Minor League Award Winners Make Community Appearances – The Royals Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year award winners will visit patients at The University of Kansas Hospital from 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before being recognized during the evening's pregame ceremonies.

· Royals Equipment Day – In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball, its Clubs and players to increase opportunities for youth participation in baseball and softball, the Royals will host the annual Equipment Day. Volunteers will be stationed outside the Konica Minolta Diamond Club from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. where fans are invited to donate new and used baseball and softball equipment or they can get an Adalberto Mondesi bobblehead for a $30 cash donation. The recipient of Royals Equipment Day will be the Guadalupe Centers High School baseball program.

Saturday, September 28 – Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

· Gloves for Kids Glove Distribution & Price Chopper Youth Clinic – Royals Broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre and select Royals players will distribute new baseball gloves to preselected youth starting at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Gloves for Kids program. Following the distribution, Royals Minor League award winners will lead a youth clinic presented by Price Chopper. Both events will take place at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy at 1622 E. 17th Terrace, in Kansas City, Mo.

· $50,000 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson – In honor of Fan Appreciation Night, Royals Charities will offer a guaranteed minimum $50,000 pot. The winner will win at least $25,000, or half of the total proceeds, with the other half benefiting the Royals Charities Gloves for Kids program. Championed by Broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre, Gloves for Kids has raised more than $135,000 to fund everything for local kids to fall in love with the game including baseball and softball equipment and field renovations through the Royalty Fields program. Fans located in Missouri can also participate in the raffle on-line starting at 9 a.m. at The winning number will be drawn during the 6th inning of the game.

· Kennedy Hosts USO Kansas – 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 USO Kansas will meet Kennedy prior to the game and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

· Alex Gordon supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – During a special presentation, Aramark, Price Chopper, and Royals Charities will be on site for a check presentation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and thank Alex for his continued support.

· Roberto Clemente Award Royals Nominee Honored – The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of an MLB player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. All 30 Clubs nominate a player for the award. Outfielder Alex Gordon will be honored as the Royals nominee during a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday’s game. Fans are encouraged to vote for Gordon for the national award through Sunday at

· Hearing Impaired Awareness Night – The Royals will host their first-ever Hearing Impaired Awareness Night. Able Hands will provide interpreters for concession stands in specific areas throughout the ballpark. Pregame ceremonies including First Pitch, Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat, the National Anthem and Play Ball will feature special guests signing. Later in the game, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” will also be signed.

Sunday, September 29 – Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 2:15 p.m.

· Royals Charities/Edelman & Thompson Check Presentation – Royals Charities, in partnership with the presenting sponsor of the 50/50 Raffle, Edelman & Thompson, will present a ceremonial check for $500,000 representing the funds raised through the 50/50 Raffle during the 2019 regular season. These funds will be distributed to area organizations supporting children, education, youth baseball and softball and military families.

· Helzberg Diamonds & Make-A-Wish – Royals Community Relations department and corporate partner Helzberg Diamonds will host 3 Make-A-Wish families from Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri and Kansas on field for special recognition. The families will also take part in pre-game ceremonies such as First Pitch, Play Ball Kid & a Royals Countdown Interview.