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Community Calendar: 2018

January

January 25 - 27: Royals FanFest

Royals FanFest, presented by Commerce Bank, is the official launch of the new season! The event features current and former players, club personalities, and interactive games for kids and roundtable discussions.

February

February 9: Black History Month School Reading

Royals Hall of Famer John Mayberry visited schools to read children books regarding Jackie Robinson and the Kansas City Monarchs. "Big John" visited classes at Thomas J. Ultican Elementary and Eastwood Hills Elementary.

February 24: Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids - Surprise, AZ

For the second year, the Royals hosted approximately 40 children with special needs for a clinic at Dream Catcher Park, located across the street from the Spring Training stadium. Each child will received a personalized jersey and take part in a clinic with stations led by current Royals players. The Royals have previously hosted this same clinic in Kansas City for the past four years.

March

Thursday, March 1: Royals Charities Grant Deadline

Area non-profit organizations can submit applications to receive grant funding from Royals Charities. For more information, visit royals.com/grants.

Thursday, March 29: Greater Kansas City Day

The Kansas City Royals and area Rotary Clubs hosted the 31st annual Greater Kansas City Day presented by Price Chopper on Opening Day, Thursday, March 29.  Greater Kansas City Day is a fundraiser for Rotary Youth Camp and other children's charities through sales of a special edition of The Kansas City Star and exclusive Royals flags. The honorary co-chairs for this year's celebration are Denny Matthews, Royals Hall of Fame broadcaster, and Casie Broker, Price Chopper Vice-President of Marketing.

Saturday, March 31: Kennedy Family Suite

Each Saturday, Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife Allison will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. Each guest from Folds of Honor met Kennedy prior to the 7:15 p.m. game and receive a special gift from the family.

April

Thursday, April 12: Braden's Hope Calendar Shoot

Twelve Royals players joined 12 local childhood cancer heroes for a photo shoot for the Braden's Hope Royals calendar. The 2018 "A Year of Hope Royals Calendar" will be available in May for $10, with all proceeds benefiting childhood cancer research. For more information, see royals.com/calendar.

Friday, April 13: Autism Awareness

The Royals joined Major League Baseball in raising awareness for autism by hosting Autism Awareness Night. Throughout the evening, the Royals highlighted new initiatives that have been added to the stadium, including Quiet Zones and Exceptional Concession Stands to provide a more inclusive environment. The First Pitch, Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat, 7th Inning Stretch performance and the "Play Ball" kid will all recognize autism awareness.  

Saturday, April 14: 500 Glove Event

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, 50 youth received their first new baseball glove from Royals Charities and broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre's Gloves for Kids program. The young ballplayers from local Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) leagues and Oak Grove Little League Baseball were fitted with the new gloves before watching batting practice and the game. The kids represent the hundreds of other local ballplayers who will receive new equipment from Royals Charities this season.    

Saturday, April 14: Kennedy Family Suite

Each Saturday, Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife Allison will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. Each guest from City Union Mission met Kennedy prior to the 7:15 p.m. game and receive a special gift from the family.             

Monday, April 23: Royals Charities Golf Tournament

Royals Charities host the eleventh-annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament featuring current and former Royals at the Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan. Sponsors, including Aramark, Bluemedia, DEMDACO, Edelman & Thompson, MillerCoors, Pepsi, Price Chopper, Sprint and The University of Kansas Health Systems. Proceeds from the event benefit Royals Charities and Special Olympics Kansas City.  

Wednesday, April 25: 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. Before the game, Royals Charities presented a check to Dream Factory to help fulfill dream requests throughout the year.

Thursday, April 26: Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City partnered for the ninth-annual Broadcast Auction which will take place throughout the television broadcast when the Royals host the Chicago White Sox. Viewers will have the opportunity to bid on several unique experiences with players and purchase special ticket packages for just $49.  

Friday, April 27: KCP&L VIP KIDS

The Royals and KCP&L host foster care children and their families in the Moose Lodge. 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 also participate in a meet-and-greet with a Royals player before the game.

Friday, April 27: Alex Gordon Classic

The fourth annual Alex Gordon Classic, presented by Price Chopper to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, April 27-28.  

Saturday, April 28: Noah's Crown Town 5k

Starting pitcher Danny Duffy appeared at the third annual Noah's Crown Town 5K. Proceeds benefit Noah's Bandage Project. Duffy also supports Noah's Bandage Project through his Strikeout Childhood Cancer program in which he donates $1,000 to the organization for each strikeout he throws.  

Saturday, April 28: Kennedy Family Suite

Each Saturday, Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife Allison will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. Each guest from Whiteman AFB met Kennedy prior to the 7:15 p.m. game and receive a special gift from the family. 

May

Friday, May 4: Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City Exploration Play Grand Opening

Pitcher Danny Duffy appeared at the Kansas City Zoo to celebrate the grand opening of the Variety KC Exploration Play adaptive playground. Royals Charities announced a grant of $50,000 to Variety KC toward the purchase of carts designed to transport children and families with mobility challenges throughout zoo.  The ceremony took place at 11 a.m. at the playground located near the Africa region of the Kansas City Zoo.

Friday, May 4: Home Run to Health Assembly

An assembly was held to celebrate those who have completed the Home Run to Health program, powered by Sun Life Financial. The event started at 11 a.m. at Eastwood Hills Elementary, located at 5290 Sycamore Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64129. Royals pitcher Brad Keller, former Royal Les Norman and Royals trainers Sean Bardenett and Dylan Wilson took part in the assembly.  The four-week program began last month, challenging children to learn and use healthy habits and stay active. Those who participated received weekly incentives for completing each week of the program and will be invited to a game during the 2018 season. For more information, visit royals.com/hrtohealth.

Saturday, May 5: Kennedys host Group from KCFD Station 10

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department Station 10 will meet Kennedy prior to the game and received a special gift from the family.   

Sunday, May 6 : Salute to the Negro Leagues

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 wore Negro Leagues uniforms inspired by uniforms of the early 1920's that fans can bid on after the game at royals.com/NLBM or mlb.com/auction.

Monday, May 14: Breast Cancer Awareness

The Royals hosted the MLB Honorary Batgirl Mila Ellsworth, from Olathe, Kan. Both teams join teams throughout Major League Baseball to wear special pink uniforms on both May 13.

Tuesday, May 15: 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. Before the game, Royals Charities will present a check to Dream Factory to help fulfill dream requests throughout the year.

Thursday, May 17: Safety Day

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas joined The Hartford and Kansas City Fire Department in teaching children about fire safety. Children in kindergarten through third grade from Troost Elementary will get to see a simulated fire and smoke demonstration in The Hartford's Fire Safety House and have the opportunity to meet local firefighters, tour their fire truck and try on gear. They will also be deputized as Junior Fire Marshals. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Troost Elementary located at 1215 East 59th St., Kansas City, Mo. The Hartford donted a total of $20,000 to the Kansas City public schools district and fire department for fire safety education, as part of the Junior Fire Marshal program.

Friday, May 18: KCP&L VIP Kids

The Royals and KCP&L host foster care children and their families to a select games throughout the season. Each child from Drumm Farm 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.

Friday, May 18:  Green Team

During select games throughout the season, local organizations and volunteers who sign up to be a part of the Royals Green Team, sponsored by Republic Services, will help collect aluminum and recyclable plastics at the stadium gates as well as throughout multiple innings of the game. For more information see royals.com/greenteam 

Saturday, May 19: Kennedys to host Group from SAFE

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from SAFE will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.    

Monday, May 28: Gold Star Families Honored

More than 50 Gold Star family members were guests of the Royals and Heroes United, a local nonprofit group dedicated to helping families who have lost a parent to war. The group watched Royals batting practice from the stands behind the Royals dugout before watching the game that evening.

Tuesday, May 29: "C" You at The K presented by Darol Rodrock Foundation

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, together with the "C" You in the Major Leagues Foundation invited guests from the Police Athletic League of Kansas City will watch batting practice, enjoy dinner with Moore and watch the Royals game. The CYITML Foundation started in January 2014 to support youth baseball, education, faith-based organizations and events and families in crisis throughout the greater Kansas City area and beyond. 

Tuesday, May 29: Cops Are Topps Program Launch

To celebrate the Royals Charities and KCP&L partnership with local law enforcement to distribute special Royals baseball cards to kids, Kansas City, Mo., Police Department uniformed officers joined local volunteers to distribute baseball cards to all fans at the stadium entry gates. During pregame ceremonies, KCP&L representatives were on-field to present an oversized, autographed baseball card to law enforcement officers. For more information, see royals.com/cops.

Wednesday, May 30: 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.  

June

Friday, June 1: Green Team

During select games throughout the season, local organizations and volunteers who sign up to be a part of the Royals Green Team, sponsored by Republic Services, will help collect aluminum and recyclable plastics at the stadium gates as well as throughout multiple innings of the game. For more information see royals.com/greenteam.

Saturday, June 2: Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Young baseball and softball players took the Kauffman Stadium field from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to compete in the team championship of the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition. This spring, hundreds of thoughts of children participated nationwide in the free MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competitions. The top 24 qualifiers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska will compete at The K in hopes of advancing to the National Finals at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. 

Saturday, June 2: PLAY BALL Weekend Events

As a part of MLB's PLAY BALL weekend before the game, Royals players and coaches will join preselected children in the media press room located on the clubhouse level for a special kids-only press conference. Around 11:00 a.m., children will ask the players and coaches various questions. Royals players will also wear Sandlot inspired PLAY BALL shirts during batting practice and youth baseball and softball will take a central focus during the pregame ceremonies prior to the game.   

Saturday, June 2: Kennedys to host Group from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.   

Sunday, June 3: Royals Welcome Wheelchair Softball Team

The Royals will host members of the Kansas City Royals Wheelchair softball team to the game. Royals Charities purchased new Royals jerseys and hats for the team to represent our city as they compete against other teams leading up to and during the 2018 Wheelchair Softball World Series set to take place this August in Kansas City.

Sunday, June 3: Junior Home Run Derby

The Royals will host the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby Regional Competition at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy located at 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way in Kansas City, Mo. The competitors, boys and girls 14 years old and younger, earned the opportunity to compete at local competitions and will compete to win an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals during the MLB All-Star Week in Washington, D.C. The first round of competition will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., with the finals taking place shortly after the completion of the first round. 

Wednesday, June 13: 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.

Wednesday, June 13: KCMO RBI Night presented by Price Chopper

The Royals hosted more than 800 participants of the Kansas City, Mo., Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. The young baseball and softball players will join their teammates to enjoy food and the game courtesy of the Royals and Price Chopper. Royals Charities will present a check to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in conjunction with the night. Royals Charities is the presenting sponsor of the KCMO RBI program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

Thursday, June 14: Diamond of Dreams

Royals Charities host its biggest fundraiser of the year, Diamond of Dreams, on the field at Kauffman Stadium.  The annual event features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction, a live performance by recording artist Rachel Platten, made possible by 99.7 The Point, and a spectacular fireworks show. Diamond of Dreams proceeds will benefit the Fisher House, which will be built on the Kansas City VA Medical Center's property.

Friday, June 15: KCP&L VIP Kids

The Royals and KCP&L hosted foster care children and their families to select games throughout the season. Each child from Drumm Farm Center for Children will receive complimentary tickets, a special t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. The special guests also participated in a meet-and-greet with a Royals player in the Royals Interview Room.

Saturday, June 16: Kennedys to host Group from City Union Mission Men's Center

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite.

Monday, June 18: "C" You at The K presented by Darol Rodrock Foundation

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, together with the "C" You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) and the Royals, will host area groups to join him at select games this season. The preselected special guests will watch batting practice, enjoy dinner with Moore and watch the Royals game. The CYITML Foundation started in January 2014 to support youth baseball, education, faith-based organizations and events and families in crisis throughout the greater Kansas City area and beyond. 

Monday, June 18: Greatest Save Teen PSA Winners Honored

Prior to the game, students from Rockhurst High School, winners of The Greatest Save Teen PSA (public service announcement) Contest in the Kansas City area, were recognized on the field. The Greatest Save Teen PSA Program is a peer-to peer crime prevention program of the KinderVision Foundation that helps high school students raise awareness and reduce teen victimization.

Tuesday, June 19: PLAY Clinic

The Royals teamed up with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and Sun Life Financial to host a free PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) clinic at The K from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Head athletic trainer Nick Kenney and select players are scheduled to join members of the Royals sports medicine staff to lead 100 pre-selected youth from the Kansas City, Missouri Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program, Police Athletic League of Kansas City and The National Down Syndrome Society in exercises to promote health and wellness. Additional support provided by the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation & the Ruderman Family Foundation. 

Tuesday, June 19: 2018 Royals Charities Scholars

Every year, five new scholarship recipients are selected through 20/20 Leadership to receive a $10,000 scholarship to a Missouri or Kansas college of their choice. Established with proceeds from the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, 35 Scholars have been named since its inception. 

Wednesday, June 20: 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. 

Wednesday, June 20: "C" You at The K presented by Darol Rodrock Foundation

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, together with the "C" You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) and the Royals, will host area groups to join him at select games this season. The pre-selected special guests will watch batting practice, enjoy dinner with Moore and watch the Royals game. The CYITML Foundation started in January 2014 to support youth baseball, education, faith-based organizations and events and families in crisis throughout the greater Kansas City area and beyond. 

Wednesday, June 20: 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 Day (June 20 and July 24).  The Royals and Konica Minolta salute the committed students with complimentary tickets. 

July

Monday, July 2: Royals Blood Drive

Throughout this week, fans can donate blood at area Community Blood Center locations in Greater Kansas City, Topeka, Kan., and St. Joseph, Mo. Any fan who registers to donate will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Royals game, while supplies last. For more information on the blood drive, visit www.royals.com/blooddrive. The Community Blood Center has declared a blood emergency as supplies have dropped below required minimums, so fans are encouraged to donate. To schedule an appointment, visit www.savealifenow.org.    

Tuesday, July 3: Clinic with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids

Royals Charities has partnered with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids for a fourth year to host a youth clinic for approximately 40 children with special needs. Each child will receive a personalized jersey and take part in a clinic with stations led by current Royals players, coaches and Royals alumni. The event will take place at The Little K at Kauffman Stadium beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3: 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.  

Friday, July 6: 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 are teaming up with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to host Royals Equipment Day. From 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., fans are invited to donate new and used baseball and softball equipment to benefit the Police Athletic League program. Volunteers will be stationed outside the Royals Charities Headquarters and Guest Services on the Plaza Level.

Saturday, July 7: Kennedys to host Group from USO of Missouri

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from the USO of Missouri will watch batting practice and meet Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

Saturday, July 7: Physioc Book Signing

Royals broadcaster Steve Physioc recently completed and published a novel called "The Walls of Lucca." Physioc will sign books from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Royals Hall of Fame. Books may be purchased during the signing. Proceeds from the sales at this event will be donated to Royals Charities to benefit SAFEHOME, an organization that provides lifesaving resources to victims of domestic violence.

Friday, July 20: KCP&L VIP Kids

The Royals and KCP&L hosted foster care children and their families to select games throughout the season. Each child from Cornerstones of Care received complimentary tickets, a special t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. The special guests also participated in a meet-and-greet with a Royals player.

Friday, July 20: Royals Visit Harvesters

Several members of the Royals Front Office and Price Chopper volunteered at Harvesters - The Community Food Network for the "Step Up to the Plate" food drive. Former Royals infielder Billy Butler and FOX Sports Kansas City Broadcaster Joel Goldberg appeared. The Royals have partnered with Harvesters and Price Chopper to hold a friendly competition with the Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank and the Minnesota Twins. For more information, see royals.com/stepuptotheplate.

Friday, July 20: Canstruction Display Revealed

Populous, a global architecture and design firm, designed and built a Canstruction display created with food from Price Chopper. The structure, highlighting the 50th Season of Royals Baseball, was created in conjunction with the Step Up to the Plate food drive and will be on display throughout the homestand.

Friday, July 20: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the nightly Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The organization will also distribute information outside the Royals Charities headquarters. www.royals.com/5050.

Saturday, July 21: Step Up to the Plate

The Royals, Harvesters and Price Chopper are teaming up against the Minnesota Twins and Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank to fight hunger. Before the game, the Royals hosted a food drive at Gate B where fans dropped off non-perishable food items or donated $5 at the Price Chopper Tent to load a sack of food into the Harvester's truck. Inside the stadium, fans visited the Royals Charities Headquarters to make a donation for a chance to win Royals prizes and photos autographed by Royals players, while supplies lasted.

Saturday, July 21: Step Up to the Plate

Kennedys to hosted Group from USO-Fort Riley, KS - Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from USO-Fort Riley, KS will meet Kennedy prior to the game and received a special gift from the family.

Sunday, July 22: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter. The organization will also distribute information outside the Royals Charities headquarters. www.royals.com/5050.

Monday, July 23: Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Badges for Baseball

The Royals, Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation hosted a clinic for more than 100 youth at the Urban Youth Academy. Participants learned life skills through baseball while building positive connections with their coaches for the day from KCPD. The participates attended the Royals game that evening. 

Monday, July 23: Kansas RBI Night

The Royals hosted participants from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) of Kansas for a special night at Kauffman Stadium. The kids received complimentary tickets and food. Royals Charities also awarded a grant for $25,000 during a pregame presentation to Kansas RBI.

Tuesday, July 24: Library Night

Six metropolitan library systems teamed up to bring the library to The K! The evening included displays from area libraries and recognition in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat. A portion of every ticket purchased through the program will benefit the library systems' summer learning program, which provides young people the opportunity to build reading skills and earn books and other prizes. The Royals have teamed up with area libraries to encourage reading year-round as well.

Tuesday, July 24: Royals Honors presented by Konica Minolta

The Royals Honors program, presented by Konica Minolta, recognizes more than 5,000 area elementary school children who are committed to citizenship, academics, and attendance throughout the school year. These dedicated students will be honored at one of two Royals Honors Day (June 20 and July 24). The Royals and Konica Minolta salute the Royals Honors students with complimentary tickets.

Tuesday, July 24: 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.

August

Tuesday, August 7: Back to School Fair

Community Services League held its annual Back to School Fair to provide a complete set of school supplies to more than 3,000 kids in need. A special Royals fair took place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at CSL. Royals Charities provided a $20,000 grant to support the fair and will donate Raised Royal books to the kids receiving school supplies.

Tuesday, August 7: Bob Feller Act of Value Award Nomination

Prior to the game, Royals Pitcher Ian Kennedy was recognized for his nomination for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his commitment to support our nation's service men and women. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation, through the unique intersection of baseball and the US Navy, uses the Bob Feller story to educate the youth of today the lessons of citizenship, service to one's country, and sacrifice in times of great national need.

Wednesday, August 8: 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.

Wednesday, August 8: ALS First Pitch

Throwing out the Honorary First Pitch will be Sarah Olsen, a 29-year old Kansas City Missouri Police Officer who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Olsen will appear in support of The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter to represent the thousands of people who diagnosed each year with Lou Gehrig's disease. Hall of Famer George Brett will catch the pitch for Sarah.  

Friday, August 10: Breast Cancer Awareness

The Royals host Komen Kansas City to recognize breast cancer survivors. Survivors were honored on the field during a special pregame presentation. The team is asked fans to wear pink in honor of the breast cancer survivors in their lives.  

Friday, August 10: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City. www.royals.com/5050.

Saturday, August 11: Kennedys to host Group from Kansas City Fire Department Station 17

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, will host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from KCFD Station 17 will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.

Sunday, August 12: The University of Kansas Health System Awareness Day

The Royals and The University of Kansas Health System are proud to partner to bring Women's Health Awareness Day to The K. Fans had the opportunity to learn about issues affecting women's health through interactive displays and distributed information. Honorees associated with the initiative will take part in the first pitch ceremony and the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat program.  

Wednesday, August 15: 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.

Friday, August 24: 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 FosterAdopt 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 in the Royals Interview Room at approximately. 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 25: Kennedys to host Group from Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS)

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from TAPS will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.

Saturday, August 25: Stars of the Classroom

Throughout the season, the Royals join Missouri Lottery to honor outstanding educators through the Missouri Lottery Stars of the Classroom recognition program. Prior to the game, Christa Bray a special education teacher at Raytown Central Middle School, will be recognized for the positive impact she has made on her students. The Royals and the Missouri Lottery have honored teachers through the program since 2011.

Sunday, August 26: 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.

Friday, August 31: Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals corporate partner Overhead Door Company of Kansas City will present a check for $25,000 to Royals Charities and Operations Breakthrough during pregame ceremonies.

September

Saturday, September 1: Childhood Cancer Awareness Night

The Royals and Royals Charities team up with Major League Baseball and three local pediatric cancer charities to honor survivors and raise awareness for pediatric cancer. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Noah's Bandage Project and Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer will all be at The K to share information and accept donations. Proceeds from the Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle will support pediatric cancer awareness initiatives. The new 2018-2019 Braden's Hope Calendar featuring Royals players will be available for purchase in the Royals Charities Headquarters. Noah's Bandage Project will be collecting fun and colorful bandages at the Headquarters and Guest Services on the Plaza Level. And Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation will be selling lemonade for donations to their organization. All organizations will be represented inside Gate A - Left Field across from the Royals Hall of Fame.

Saturday, September 1: Kennedys to host Group from Veterans Community Project KC in Dugout Suite

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from Veterans Community Project KC will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.

Monday, September 10: All American Girls Professional Baseball League Appearances

Members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League will appear before the game against the Chicago White Sox. They will sign autographs in the Royals Hall of Fame and be honored on the field prior to first pitch.

Tuesday, September 11: This One's for You

In conjunction with Armed Forces Night, the Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City will honor members and their families of the 35th Battalion currently stationed in the Middle East. Aramark will provide food and beverage at a tailgate in the Hall of Fame Pavilion tent prior to the game. Families will also get special t-shirts and a free ticket to the game. As a part of the USO This One's For You broadcast on the Armed Forces Network, Royals alumni George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, Reggie Sanders, and Mike Sweeney will watch the game with the troops in the Middle East.

Tuesday, September 11: "C" You at The K presented by Darol Rodrock Foundation

Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, together with the "C" You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) and the Royals, will host area groups to join him at select games this season. The preselected special guests will watch batting practice, enjoy dinner with Moore and watch the Royals game. The CYITML Foundation started in January 2014 to support youth baseball, education, faith-based organizations and events and families in crisis throughout the greater Kansas City area and beyond. 

Tuesday, September 11: State Farm Volunteer Activity

Royals fans can assemble back to school packs for Community Services League by visiting the State Farm tent inside Gate D. State Farm will distribute co-branded drawstring bags to the first 200 fans who volunteer to assemble single subject spiral notebooks, colored pencils, and highlighter markers into back to school packs.

Wednesday, September 12: Special Olympics Clinic presented by Price Chopper

The Royals will host 50 athletes from Special Olympics Kansas City Metro for a game on the field of Kauffman Stadium. Participants will play a friendly softball game in Left Field featuring select Royals players as honorary coaches. Follow the game, the participants will receive a box lunch courtesy of Aramark.

Wednesday, September 12: 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.

Wednesday, September 12: Royals Dream Factory Children Reunion

To commemorate 25 years of the Royals partnering with the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, more than 200 former honorees who were honored as children and their family members will be special guests at the game. During a special presentation prior to the game, a select few will be recognized alongside Larry and Ruth Moore, long-time Dream Factory volunteers, who have been involved with the partnership from the beginning. 

Thursday, September 13: The University of Kansas Hospital Visit

Current Royals players and wives will visit The University of Kansas Health System to distribute Starlight Children's Foundation Royals gowns to patients. Shadow Buddies will also be present to hand out Royals Charities buddies.

Thursday, September 13: Royals Charities Grant Announcement

Royals Charities will reveal wheelchair accessible golf carts for the Kansas City Zoo purchased with a $50,000 grant to Variety Children's Charity of Kansas City during pre-game ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium.

Friday, September 14: Operation Breakthrough and Literacy KC Visit

Royals Charities alongside Royals players and alumni will visit Literacy KC and Operation Breakthrough. The charitable foundation of the Royals will present the non-profit organizations with a $50,000 grant to go towards the Literacy KC/Operation Breakthrough building campaign. Raised Royal childrens books will also be distributed.

Saturday, September 15: Gordon Fastpitch Classic presented by Price Chopper

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon will appear at the Alex Gordon Fastpitch Classic, presented by Price Chopper. More than 75 softball teams from throughout the Midwest raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and participate in the tournament taking place at the Blue Valley Recreation Center. During a special presentation, participants will learn more about the children impacted by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and hear from Alex Gordon recognizing them for their efforts.  

Saturday, September 15: Mayor's Play Ball Clinic presented by Price Chopper

Royals alumni will appear alongside Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James at the Mayor's Play Ball Clinic, presented by Price Chopper. The event will take place at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy and will feature 75 boys and girls taking part in various baseball activities.

Saturday, September 15: Kennedys to host Group from Police Athletic League of Kansas City

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from Police Athletic League of KC will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.

Saturday, September 15: Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Aramark, will present a check to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation during pre-game ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium representing all proceeds raised through Royals Charities throughout the season and proceeds raised by Aramark through in-stadium lemonade sales.

Sunday, September 16: Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals Charities will announce a $50,000 Royalty Fields grant to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KS Parks and Recreation Department to help renovate a baseball field at City Park in Kansas City, Kansas, during pre-game ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium.

Sunday, September 16: 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. Pitcher Danny Duffy will be honored as the Royals nominee during a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday's game.  

Thursday, September 27: U.S.S. Missouri

Crew members of the USS Missouri Navy submarine were honored in a pregame ceremony. The crew is in Kansas City on a tour and to honor one of their own, Kansas City native Marcus Woods, who died while serving last year. The Missouri is the fifth Naval vessel to be named after the state.

Thursday, September 27: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Legal Aid of Western Missouri's Veterans Relief Project. royals.com/5050.

Friday, September 28: Minor League Award Winners Make Community Appearances

The Royals Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year award winners visited patients at The University of Kansas Hospital during the day before being recognized during the evening's pregame ceremonies.

Saturday, September 29: Gloves for Kids

During the day, Royals players signed autographs for Ryan Lefebvre's Gloves for Kids foundation. The event will took place at the Urban Youth Academy and starts at 11:15 a.m. Proceeds from the event will help purchase baseball gloves and other equipment for underprivileged youth. visit royals.com/glovesforkids.  

Saturday, September 29: Kennedys to host Group from USO Fort Riley KS

Each Saturday, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, have hosted a group from the Kansas City area in a fully-catered Dugout Suite. This day, guests from USO Fort Riley will meet Kennedy prior to the game and receive a special gift from the family.

Saturday, September 29: 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 $600,000 representing the funds raised through the 50/50 Raffle during the 2018 regular season. These funds will be distributed to area organizations supporting children, education, youth baseball and softball and military families.

Saturday, September 29: Royals Charities/Sun Life Financial Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Sun Life Financial will present a check to the American Diabetes Association during pregame ceremonies representing all proceeds raised through the Strikeout Diabetes program throughout the season. Sun Life donates $21 for every Royals strikeout.

Sunday, September 30: Special Day at The K

Rex and Jennifer Hudler's Team Up for Down Syndrome raises public awareness both locally and nationally on the positive contributions that individuals with Down Syndrome make to society.

Sunday, September 30: Royals Charities/Cboe Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Cboe, will present a check to Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City during pregame ceremonies representing all proceeds raised through the Cboe 1.000 Club program throughout the season. Cboe donates $1,000 for every Royals player who bats 1.000 in a game.