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Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy Legacy Seat Program

The Legacy Seat Program was launched in 2019 as the final phase of construction of the Academy facility with the instillation of 784 stadium seats. The seats are located on the Motley Family Field (Field 2), the Salvador Perez Family Field (Field 3) and the Women of the Negro Leagues Field (Field 4). To fund the Academy's mission, which is to empower Kansas City's underserved youth through baseball and softball, academic and social opportunities to be the leaders of tomorrow, supporters can donate to name a seat through the Legacy Seat Program.

For a $500 tax-deductible donation, you can personalize the seat name plate on a seat of your choice (within the remaining availability). Your personalized name plate will remain on the seat for the life of the seat. The proceeds of the Legacy Seat Program will go towards the Academy's Triple Play Fund, which gives the Academy the "Triple Play" of funding: Sustainability of Programming, Fidelity to Mission and Accountability to the Community.

Inscription/Engraving Questions

Can I put a personal image or graphic on my seat name plate?
No, only numbers, letters and/or punctuation marks found on a standard keyboard are permitted. Websites, phone numbers, hashtags and/or commercialization are also not acceptable. As these messages are for public display, the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy reserves the right to approve all inscriptions prior to production. Should any message be deemed unsuitable, you will be contacted and allowed to submit an alternate inscription.

Does my message automatically get centered on my seat name plate?
Yes, messages for all seat name plates will be centered.

How many characters fit on each line of a seat name plate?

  • Each name plate is 1.75" tall by 2.5" wide.
  • Each name plate can be engraved with up to nineteen (19) characters per line of text.
  • Each name plate can be engraved with up to three (3) lines of text.

A character consists of letters, numbers, blank spaces and punctuation marks visible on a standard English keyboard. (Special symbols and fonts not immediately visible are not permitted.)

Can I change my inscription if I change my mind? Is there a fee?
There is no fee for any corrections made WITHIN the 24-hour proof time indicated on your email order confirmation. If this proof time has lapsed, a replacement plate must be purchased at the cost for the plate, engraving and installation.

What do I receive in recognition of my donation?
Your Legacy Seat Package includes your installed seat name plate with personalized inscription as well as a Certificate of Donation, which will be mailed to you.

Order/Payment Questions

What is the last date I can order?
Seat name plates are available in limited quantities and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

When does my credit card get charged?
Your card will be charged within two (2) business days following the date your order is placed.

Have you received my order?
If you ordered online or over the phone you will receive an automatic payment receipt which will be followed up by an email order confirmation within two to five (2-5) business days of your order being processed.

Always check your spam or junk folder if this is your first time receiving an email from the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy. You may also call to speak with a customer service representative during normal business hours at 816-207-4118, or email [email protected].

Can I purchase a gift certificate for myself or a friend?
Yes, gift certificates can be issued for a seat name plate allowing the recipient the opportunity to personalize their own name plate, making them the perfect gift for any baseball fan or Academy supporter. If you're not sure of what to put on your own name plate, they are a great way to secure a spot now while giving you additional time to come up with your ideal inscription due by the gift certificate expiration date.

Gift certificates will be sent within five to seven (5-7) business days from receipt of your order. Please contact us at 816-207-4118 or send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Is my purchase tax deductible?
Yes, a portion of your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law through the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy, a 501(c)3 organization. This will be indicated on your order confirmation. However, we recommend to always consult with a tax professional.

Is there sales tax?
No, additional sales tax does not apply.

Can I purchase more than one seat name plate?
Yes, you can purchase more seat name plates and/or gift certificates. However, each name plates or gift certificate must be done in a separate order and transaction.

Where will the proceeds from the seat name plates go?
Funds raised through the Legacy Seat Program will benefit the mission of the Academy, which is to empower Kansas City's underserved youth through baseball and softball, as well as academic and social opportunities, to be the leaders of tomorrow.

The proceeds will go towards the Academy's Triple Play Fund, which gives the Academy the "Triple Play" of funding: Sustainability of Programming, Fidelity to Mission, and Accountability to the Community.

Quantity/Location

How many seats are available?
A limited number of personalized engraved seat name plates are available and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I choose the seat on which my name plate is placed?
Yes, you will be contacted by an Academy representative to choose the placement of your seat name plate based on the remaining availability at the time of your order.

When will the seat name plates be installed?
Orders received by February 15, 2019, will be installed in March 2019 prior to the beginning of the 2019 baseball/softball seasons. Orders received after February 15, 2019, will be installed on a rolling basis through the end of the campaign.

Does my name plate on a seat ensure reserved seating for an event at the Academy?
No, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all Academy events.