The Royals join Major League Baseball for the Breaking Barriers essay contest inviting students in grades 4-9 to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers. For additional information on the contest, visit www.scholastic.com/breakingbarriers.
Royals Hall of Famer John Mayberry and KayCee, the Royals 'W' guy, will visit select schools to read children books regarding Jackie Robinson and the Kansas City Monarchs.
Salute to Negro Leagues
The Royals are excited to announce the jerseys for Salute to the Negro Leagues Day, which will take place when the Royals take on the Detroit Tigers on May 6. The jerseys are inspired by the 1921 Kansas City Monarchs and 1921 Detroit Stars. Following the game, the game-worn, autographed jerseys will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Kansas City Monarchs Vintage Hat courtesy of Pepsi, and all fans are encouraged to "Dress to the Nines." For more information on Salute to the Negro Leagues Day and Dressed to the Nines, please visit royals.com/nlbm.
Storling Dance Theater
Royals General Manager Dayton Moore and KCMO Mayor Sly James are again supporting the Storling Dance Theater's production of UNDERGROUND, a dance piece based on the history of the Underground Railroad, taking place February 16 & 17 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Moore family encourages others to see the production or share an experience to build mutual understanding with someone of a different background. For more information, visit: www.gounderground.org.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is displaying the They Were All Stars: Negro Leagues Stars Become Major League All-Stars exhibit at several branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library. The exhibit remembers the 20 players who began their baseball careers in the Negro Leagues before joining Major League Baseball after integration, and were voted or selected to play in an All-Star game during their careers. The exhibit was originally funded from a grant of the proceeds from the 2012 MLB All-Star Game hosted in Kansas City. For more information and branch locations, visit: www.mymcpl.org.