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Community Calendar: 2019

September

Sunday, 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 $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.

Sunday, September 29: 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.

Saturday, September 28: 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.  

Saturday, September 28: $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 royals.com/5050. The winning number will be drawn during the 6th inning of the game.

Saturday, September 28: 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.  

Saturday, September 28: 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.  

Saturday, September 28: 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 mlb.com/clemente21.  

Saturday, September 28: 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.

Friday, September 27: 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.

Friday, September 27: 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 a Mondesi bobblehead for a $30 cash donation. The recipient of Royals Equipment Day will be the Guadalupe Centers High School baseball program.  

Wednesday, September 25: Nicky Lopez The University of Kansas Hospital Visit

Outfielder 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.  

Wednesday, September 25: 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.

Tuesday, September 24: 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.

Tuesday, September 24: 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.

Tuesday, September 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.  

Tuesday, September 24: 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.

Tuesday, September 24: 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 4: Operation Breakthrough Check Presentation

Royals Charities and Overhead Door of Kansas City will present a check to Operation Breakthrough. Select Royals players are scheduled to join the organizations for the check presentation, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. at 3039 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64109.  

Wednesday, September 4: 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.

Tuesday, September 3: 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. Following the game, the participants will receive a box lunch courtesy of Aramark.

Tuesday, September 3: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Giving the Basics. Fans logging on in Missouri can also participate in the raffle on-line at royals.com/5050.

Sunday, September 1: Mystery Ball Sales for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Jamie Gordon, wife of Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, will join other players' spouses and volunteers to sell mystery autographed baseballs to fans in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. The baseballs will be available for $40 each and sold in the Outfield Experience. Mystery player photos will also be sold for $25 in support of ALSF.

August

Saturday, August 31: Kennedy Hosts Veterans Community Project KC

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 Veterans Community Project KC will meet Kennedy prior to the game and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Saturday, August 31: Play Ball Team

The Royals and Major League Baseball are encouraging youth to play ball! Throughout the season, the Club will invite youth baseball and softball teams to enjoy a day at The K.

Saturday, August 31: 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 a local teacher.

Wednesday, August 28: 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. 

Tuesday, August 27: Bishop Sullivan Center Visit

In partnership with Major League Baseball, Garth Brooks' Teammates For Kids Foundation and Big League Impact, pitcher Ian Kennedy will join Royals Charities to present a donation to support the food pantry at Bishop Sullivan Center, 3936 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64110, to help feed families throughout the year. The grant is part of the "Home Plate Project," a partnership across all 30 MLB teams to target childhood hunger. In Kansas City, the grant will provide healthy items not normally available at the Bishop Sullivan's pantry, including baby food, produce, dairy products and meat. Starting at 11:30 a.m., Kennedy will help bag groceries and distribute them to children and their families. Later that day, Royals volunteers will help serve a meal at the One City Cafe, the center's new kitchen serving adults and kids a hot, nutritious dinner.

Tuesday, August 27: Dozier hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hunter Dozier is teaming up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for "Step Up Big with Hunter Dozier." The third baseman will host 30 participants to the game and will meet them in the Interview Room following Royals batting practice. The meet-and-greet is part of his season-long program to recruit 17 new "Bigs" and raise $17,000 for the charity.

Monday, August 26: Home Run To Health

The Royals and partner SunLife Financial will once again support a four-week lifestyle program through a school where students "earn" prizes each week through various exercise, diet and healthy living activities. Students at Eastwood Hill Elementary and their teachers and staff began the Home Run To Health program today with an assembly featuring former Royal Les Norman, Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy trainer Dylan Wilson and mascot Sluggerrr.

Sunday, August 18: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Children's Emergency Fund. Fans, located in Missouri, can also participate in the raffle on-line at royals.com/5050.

Saturday, August 17: Strike Out Slavery with Postgame Concert

For the first time, the Royals are partnering with Strike Out Slavery, which was created to spread awareness about human trafficking and help an international network of nonprofit organizations rally against it. The event will feature a pregame awareness festival where fans can engage with local and national organizations and participate in activities and giveaways. All fans in attendance are invited to stay for a postgame concert featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and rapper, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  

Saturday, August 17: Kennedy to host Group from USO of Missouri

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 of Missouri, will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Wednesday, August 14: 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 14: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit the 1 Million Project Foundation. Fans, located in Missouri, can also participate in the raffle on-line at royals.com/5050.

Tuesday, August 13: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

In conjunction with the I-70 Series, Royals Charities will offer a guaranteed minimum $70,000 pot in the "70 for 70" program. The winner will win at least $35,000, or half of the total proceeds, with the other half benefiting Royals Charities. Fans located in Missouri can also participate in the raffle on-line at royals.com/5050. The winning number will be drawn during the 6th inning of the game. 

July

Tuesday, July 30: Dozier hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hunter Dozier is teaming up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for "Step Up Big with Hunter Dozier." The third baseman will host 30 participants to the game and will meet them in the Interview Room following Royals batting practice. The meet-and-greet is part of his season-long program to recruit 17 new "Bigs" and raise $17,000 for the charity.

Tuesday, July 30: Library Night

Eight metropolitan library systems are teaming up to bring the library to The K! The evening will include 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.

Monday, July 29: 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 29). The Royals and Konica Minolta salute the committed students with complimentary tickets and a Konica Minolta goody bag.

Monday, July 29: Camp ChiMer

The Royals welcome the National Kidney Foundation and Camp ChiMer. Camp ChiMer is a 5-day overnight summer camp for children ages 9 to 18 who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, or have had a renal transplant. Here, campers will have the chance to participate in exciting activities like fishing, team-building activities, rock wall climbing, sports, learning to cook, making lifelong friends. Campers will enjoy a game at The K as part of their camp experience. 

Sunday, July 28: The University of Kansas Health System Awareness Day

The Royals and The University of Kansas Health System are proud to partner to bring Brain Tumor Health Awareness Day to The K. Fans can learn about brain 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.

Saturday, July 27: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

For the first time, Royals Charities will offer a guaranteed minimum $20,000 pot. The winner will win at least $10,000, or half of the total proceeds, with the other half benefiting Royals Charities. Fans located in Missouri can also participate in the raffle on-line starting at 9 a.m. at www.royals.com/5050. The winning number will be drawn during the 6th inning of the game.  

Saturday, July 27: Kennedy to host Group from SAFE

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 SAFE (Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund) will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, July 26: Clinic with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids

Royals Charities has partnered with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids for a fifth 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.  

Friday, July 26: 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.

Thursday, July 25: Harvesters Volunteer Day

Royals Charities, Overhead Door Company of Kansas City and Price Chopper are teaming up with Harvesters - The Community Food Network this summer to promote its "No School = No Lunch" program. Royals and Price Chopper volunteers will help sort produce at Harvesters with FOX Sports Kansas City broadcaster Joel Goldberg after some brief remarks at 11 a.m.  

Thursday, July 25: 2019 Royals Charities Scholars

Royals Charities will introduce its five newest scholars during pre-game ceremonies. 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, 40 Scholars have been named since its inception.

Wednesday, July 17: 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.

Tuesday, July 16: KCMO RBI Night

The Royals will host participants from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) of KCMO for a special night at Kauffman Stadium. The kids will receive complimentary tickets and food.

Tuesday, July 16: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City SportsFest

The Royals will support SportsFest, a fundraiser for sports programing offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas. Starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Arrowhead Stadium North Club, the event will include a reception, silent auction and a program featuring a conversation with soccer legend Mia Hamm. All guests will also receive tickets to the Chicago White Sox vs. Royals game compliments of the team.  

Tuesday, July 16: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Charlie's House. Fans located in Missouri can also participate in the raffle on-line at www.royals.com/5050.

Monday, July 15: Kansas RBI Night

The Royals will host participants from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) of Kansas for a special night at Kauffman Stadium. The kids will receive complimentary tickets and food.  

Sunday, July 14: Women's Cancer Awareness Day

Fans are invited to visit Gate D to learn about the importance of cancer screenings, the link between gynecologic and breast cancers and why the Women's Cancer Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only program of its kind in the region.

Saturday, July 13: Crown Town Wiffle Weekend

The "C" You In The Major Leagues Foundation's event will continue on Saturday morning at The Little K at Kauffman Stadium. The two championship games will start at 8 a.m., and a sponsor/celebrity game will take place starting at 10 a.m. For more information, see www.cyouinthemajorleagues.org/Wiffle

Saturday, July 13: Kennedy to host Group from Team Red, White & Blue

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 Team Red, White & Blue will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, July 12: 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 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, July 12: Crown Town Wiffle Weekend

The "C" You In The Major Leagues Foundation, founded by Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, is hosting the Crown Town Wiffle Weekend event. The adult wiffle ball game and leadership luncheon will take place at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy on Friday and at The Little K at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday. Royals alumni will join Moore and hundreds of participants throughout the two-day event. The lunch on Friday is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by wiffle ball games throughout the afternoon and evening. For more information, see www.cyouinthemajorleagues.org/Wiffle

Friday, July 12: 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 and throughout from the stands. For more information, see royals.com/greenteam. 

June

Saturday, June 22: 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.

Saturday, June 22: 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. 

Friday, June 21: 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.

Friday, June 21: 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.

Thursday, 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 29). The Royals and Konica Minolta salute the committed students with complimentary tickets and a Konica Minolta goody bag.

Thursday, June 20: 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.

Wednesday, June 12: PLAY Clinic

The Royals team 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, Mo., Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program, Kansas City Urban Youth Academy, Police Athletic League of Kansas City and The National Down Syndrome Society in exercises to promote health and wellness. Additional support will be provided by the Taylor Hooton Foundation, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and the Ruderman Family Foundation.  

Wednesday, June 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. 

Monday, June 10: Diamond of Dreams

oyals Charities hosts 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 Chris Lane, made possible by 106.5 The Wolf, and a spectacular fireworks show. Diamond of Dreams proceeds will benefit Fisher House, which will be built on the Kansas City VA Medical Center's property. 

Sunday, June 9: 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.

Sunday, June 9: PB&J Harvester's Food Drive

Local food pantry Harvesters will collect non-perishable food items at the gates prior to the game. Fans are encouraged to bring jars of peanut butter as Price Chopper will match each jar with a jar of jelly.

Saturday, June 8: MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Young baseball and softball players will take the Kauffman Stadium field from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to compete in the team championship of the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition. This spring, hundreds of thousands 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 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland.  

Saturday, June 8: Kids Only Press Conference

As a part of MLB's PLAY BALL weekend, Royals players and coaches will join preselected children in the Interview Room located on the clubhouse level for a special kids-only press conference. Around 10:30 a.m., kids will ask the players and coaches various questions. Royals players will also wear PLAY BALL shirts during batting practice and youth baseball and softball teams will take center stage during the pregame ceremonies prior to the game.

Saturday, June 8: Kennedy to host Group from Folds of Honor

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 Folds of Honor will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, June 7: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds from the daily Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Big Slick. Fans, located in Missouri, can also participate in the raffle on-line at www.royals.com/5050.

Wednesday, June 5: 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 5: Harvesters Food Drive Launch with Boxburger and Goldberg

The Royals join Price Chopper to support Harvesters - The Community Food Network's No School=No Lunch program this summer. To launch the program, the Royals will host youth from the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy, a site of the summer lunch program, to the game. After traveling on the FSKC's Royals Fan Express to the game, Pitcher Brad Boxburger and Broadcaster Joel Goldberg will meet the kids at approx. 5:15 p.m. in the stands. Fans attending Sunday's White Sox vs. Royals game are encouraged to bring jars of peanut butter to fill collection bins at the gates. Price Chopper will donate an equal number of jars of jelly to Harvesters.  

Wednesday, June 5: 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 will join local volunteers to distribute baseball cards to all fans at the stadium entry gates. During pregame ceremonies, KCP&L representatives will be on-field to present an oversized autographed baseball card to law enforcement officers. For more information, see www.royals.com/cops.

Tuesday, June 4: Dozier hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hunter Dozier is teaming up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for "Step Up Big with Hunter Dozier." The third baseman will host 30 participants to the game and will meet them in the Interview Room following Royals batting practice.

May

Sunday, May 26: Memorial Day Weekend

Major League Baseball and USA Softball host the Softball Breakthrough Series, held at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy in Kansas City, Mo. The event will feature 60 top high school softball players, ages 15-19, in a development camp atmosphere that will also serve as a showcase for collegiate recruiters. Gold Medalists Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley, will serve as instructors. The athletes will visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Career Chat with front-office female Kansas City Royals associates and game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees.

Saturday, May 25: 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.

Saturday, May 25: Kennedy to host Group from USO of Missouri

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 of Missouri, will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, May 24: 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 and throughout from the stands. For more information, see royals.com/greenteam.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, May 15: ALS Awareness

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter will be the beneficiary of the Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle, presented by Edelman and Thompson. Prior to the game, an ALS patient will throw out a first pitch.

Tuesday, May 14: Brad Keller Hosts Youth from Bright Futures Fund Schools

Pitcher Brad Keller will host select inner city kids from Bright Futures Fund Schools for a night at The K. Earlier in the day, he will surprise the students with tickets to a dugout suite at the game.

Tuesday, May 14: Dozier hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hunter Dozier is teaming up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for "Step Up Big with Hunter Dozier." The third baseman will host 30 participants to the game and will meet them in the Interview Room following Royals batting practice. The meet-and-greet is part of his season-long program in which he is trying to recruit 17 new "Bigs" and raise $17,000 for the charity.

Monday, May 13: Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament

Royals Charities is set to host the twelfth-annual Celebrity Golf Tournament featuring current and former Royals at the Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan. Sponsors, including Aramark, Bluemedia, DEMDACO, DraftKings, FitVine Wine, FOX Sports Kansas City, MillerCoors, Pepsi, Price Chopper, The University of Kansas Health System and others, purchased teams to golf with Royals celebrities, enjoy great food and beverages provided by local restaurants and win fantastic prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit Royals Charities and Special Olympics Kansas City.

Sunday, May 12: Breast Cancer Awareness

The Royals will join Major League Baseball to host and recognize breast cancer survivors on Mother's Day. Survivors will be honored on the field during a special pregame presentation. The team is asking fans to wear pink in honor of the breast cancer survivors in their lives. In addition, Susan G. Komen Kansas & Western Missouri will be the beneficiary of the Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle, presented by Edelman and Thompson.

Saturday, May 11: Gut It Out

Pitcher Jake Diekman will host a group of pediatric IBD patients for a pre-game meet and greet as part of the Gut It Out Foundation's Traveling Support Group.

Saturday, May 11: Play Ball Team

The Royals and Major League Baseball are encouraging youth to play ball. Throughout the season, the Club will invite youth baseball and softball teams to enjoy a day at The K. The Royals will host fast pitch softball team, Diamond Club Premier.

Saturday, May 11: Kennedy to host Group from USO of Missouri

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 of Missouri, will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, May 10: Royals Charities Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City will partner for the tenth-annual Broadcast Auction, which will take place throughout the television broadcast when the Royals host the Philadelphia Phillies. Viewers will have the opportunity to bid on several unique experiences and purchase a special ticket package with a Charlie Hustle t-shirt for just $40. The Broadcast Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. during Royals Live and run until the last out of the 9th inning. For more information, visit www.royals.com/broadcastauction.

Friday, May 10: 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.

April

Sunday, April 28: 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.

Saturday, April 27: Noah's Crown Town 5K

Pitcher Danny Duffy is scheduled to appear at the fourth 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. This year he has committed to match donations up to a total of $100,000.

Saturday, April 27: Alex Gordon to Appear at Youth Tournament

The fifth-annual Alex Gordon Classic, presented by Price Chopper to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, will take place April 26-28. Prior to the Royals game Saturday, Gordon will meet the top three teams who raised the most money for the foundation leading up to the event. The top two fundraising teams will be on-field before the game.

Saturday, April 27: Kennedy to host Group from Vance Air Force Base

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 Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Ok., will meet Kennedy prior to the game, and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Friday, April 26: Strike Out Slavery Press Conference

Pitcher Brad Keller and Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will participate in a 1 p.m. press conference in the Royals Interview Room announcing the Strike Out Slavery event and postgame concert featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Ms. Lauryn Hill. That concert takes place after the New York Mets vs. Royals game on Saturday, August 17. The two players will join others to discuss their commitment to the fight against modern day slavery.

Friday, April 26: 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 and throughout from the stands. For more information, see royals.com/greenteam.

Friday, April 26: 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.

Saturday, April 13: 1,000th Buck Seat Honoree

The Royals will honor the 1,000th honoree in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat. Created in 2007 following the passing of Buck O'Neil, the seat honors those who have made an impact on Kansas City and surrounding communities.

Saturday, April 13: Kennedy to host Group from Peterson Outdoors Ministries

For the third straight season, on 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 Peterson Outdoors Ministries will meet Kennedy prior to the game and each guest will receive a special gift from the family.

Saturday, April 13: Play Ball Team

The Royals and Major League Baseball are encouraging youth to play ball. Throughout the season, the Club will invite youth baseball and softball teams to enjoy a day at The K. The first featured team is Kansas City Shock Softball team.  

Saturday, April 13: 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 Allyson Abbott, teacher at Voy Spears, Elementary Lee's Summit, Mo.

Friday, April 12: Autism Awareness Night

The Royals joined Major League Baseball to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders during Autism Awareness Night. Throughout the evening, the Royals highlight initiatives that have been added to the stadium over the last few years, including Quiet Zones and Exceptional Concession Stands to provide a more inclusive environment. The First Pitch, Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat, the "Play Ball" kid and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" will all recognize autism awareness. Several autism organizations will host displays in the Outfield Experience to distribute information and provide resources for families.

Wednesday, April 10: 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 players were paired with a child for photos on the field and at The Little K. The 2019-2020 "A Year of Hope Royals Calendar" will be available later this summer for $10, with all proceeds benefiting childhood cancer research. For more information, see royals.com/calendar.  

Wednesday, April 10: 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.

Tuesday, April 9: Dozier hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hunter Dozier is teaming up with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City for "Step Up Big with Hunter Dozier." The third baseman will host 30 participants to the game and will meet them in the Interview Room following Royals batting practice.

Monday, April 8: Club 42

An educational event called "Club 42" debuted. Members of the Royals Front Office met with students to discuss their career paths and how they learned from others in the sports business. Preselected youth, ages 13-18 from Dayton Moore's C You In The Major Leagues foundation, the Urban Youth Academy, High Aspirations and 20/20 Leadership participated in the event.

March

Thursday, March 28: Greater Kansas City Day

The 32nd annual event brings together more than 1,200 volunteers who sell special editions of the Kansas City Star and Royals flags on metro area street corners and at local Price Chopper locations. Royals alumni and members of the K-Crew will be on board the Royals-themed KC Streetcar throughout the morning. The special Royals flags will be available at the 51 local Price Chopper locations all week, while supplies last. Royals Hall of Famer Mike Sweeney and Price Chopper's Casie Broker serve as Greater Kansas City Day honorary co-chairs to benefit Royals Charities, Rotary Youth Camp and other local children's charities. For more information, or to order a flag, visit royals.com/gkcday.

Thursday, March 28: 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

Proceeds from the Opening Day Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle will benefit the American Red Cross for Midwest Flood Relief. New for 2019, Missouri residents can play the 50/50 online prior to and during each game. For more information, visit royals.com/5050.

February

February 23: Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids - Surprise, AZ

For the third 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 five years.

January

January 26-27: 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.

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.

January

January 26-28 - 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, interactive games for kids and roundtable discussions.

February

Tuesday, February 21 - Black History Month School Visit

As part of Black History Month celebrations, the Kansas City Royals visited 2nd grade students at Cordill-Mason Elementary in Blue Springs, Mo. Royals Hall of Fame First Baseman John Mayberry, KayCee and the Royals victory "W," will speak on the importance of Jackie Robinson, the Kansas City Monarchs, Buck O'Neil and other pioneers in baseball.

Thursday, February 23 - Black History Month School Visit

As part of Black History Month celebrations, the Kansas City Royals visited 2nd grade students at John T. Hartmon Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. Royals Hall of Fame First Baseman John Mayberry, KayCee and the Royals victory "W," will speak on the importance of Jackie Robinson, the Kansas City Monarchs, Buck O'Neil and other pioneers in baseball.

March

Wednesday, 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 2 - Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids - Surprise, AZ

For the first time ever, 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 three years.

April

Monday, April 10 - Greater Kansas City Day

On the Monday morning on Opening Day, the Royals team up with more than 1,200 volunteers to sell a special Royals edition of the Kansas City Star throughout the city. Proceeds from the sales help send kids to Rotary Youth Camp and other deserving children's charities.

Thursday, April 13 - Autism Awareness Night

Throughout the evening, the Royals will highlight new initiatives at the stadium to provide a more inclusive environment, including Quiet Zones and Exceptional Concession Stands. Eight Quiet Zones have been designated throughout the stadium in areas that are generally quieter than other areas to allow guests to have a break from overstimulation and sensory overload.

Saturday, April 15 - Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 1942 Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier with his historic MLB debut. Every year on April 15th, our game honors Jackie's legacy by celebrating his life, values and accomplishments. All 30 MLB clubs wear the number "42" as a powerful, unified tribute to the Jackie Robinson legacy.

Saturday, April 15 - Glove Event

During Royals batting practice, 500 metro area baseball and softball players received their first new glove in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.

Monday, April 17 - Royals Charities Golf Tournament

Royals Charities hosted the tenth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan. Current players, alumni, broadcasters and other Royals celebrities took part in the event. Price Chopper and Sprint along with other sponsors help make this a sold-out tournament, and all proceeds benefit Special Olympics KC Metro.

Wednesday, April 19 - 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, April 28 - Moose Lodge

Third baseman Mike Moustakas, together with the Royals and KCP&L, will host foster care children and their families in the Moose Lodge. Each child from Foster Adopt Connect will receive complimentary tickets, a "Moose Lodge" 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 Moustakas before the game.

Saturday, April 29 - Noah's Crown Town 5K

Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer and pitcher Danny Duffy appeared at the second annual Noah's Crown Town 5K. Proceeds benefit Noah's Bandage Project.

Saturday, April 29 - Alex Gordon Classic

The 3rd Annual Alex Gordon Classic presented by Price Chopper to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Starting at 11 a.m., Gordon spoke to the 200 teams from across the Midwest who participate in the tournament, then meet the top two teams who raised the most money for the foundation leading up to the event. Later that night, the top two fundraising teams watched Royals batting practice and will be on-field before the game with Papa John's Pizza, who will presented a check to the foundation.

May

Wednesday, May 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.

Thursday, May 4 - School Day at The K presented by FOX 4 and Price Chopper

The Royals, FOX 4 WDAF-TV and Price Chopper welcomed students to Kauffman Stadium for the largest educational field trip in Kansas City. The 19th annual event featured an on-field weather and science demonstration. For more information, visit royals.com/schoolday.

Friday, May 12 - Moose Lodge

Third baseman Mike Moustakas, together with the Royals and KCP&L, will host foster care children and their families in the Moose Lodge. Each child from KVC Kansas will receive complimentary tickets, a "Moose Lodge" 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 Moustakas before the game.

Saturday, May 13 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. On Saturday, the Kennedy's host Warriors' Ascent. Kennedy will meet the guests from Warriors' Ascent prior to the game and present them with a special Royals gift from their family.

Sunday, May 14 - Breast Cancer Awareness

The Royals will host Komen Kansas City to recognize breast cancer survivors, including the MLB Honorary Batgirl BrieAnne Epke from Wichita, Kan. She will join other survivors during a special pregame presentation. Both teams will join teams throughout Major League Baseball to wear special pink uniforms on both May 13 and 14, in honor of the initiative.

Tuesday, May 16 - 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.

Wednesday, May 17 - Royals Charities Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City will partner for the eighth-annual Broadcast Auction. The event was postponed on May 3 due to weather. The special on-air auction will take place throughout the television broadcast when the Royals host the New York Yankees. Viewers will have the opportunity to bid on several unique ballpark experiences with players and purchase special ticket packages for just $49. The Broadcast Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. during Royals Live and run until the last out of the 9th inning. For more information, visit royals.com/broadcastauction.

Wednesday, May 17 - 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.

Thursday, May 18 - Hosmer hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Eric Hosmer will host 30 participants from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City program. The first baseman will meet the group in the stands during Royals batting practice. During pregame ceremonies, Royals Charities will also present a check to BBBSKC for $10,000.

Monday, May 29 - Gold Star Families Honored for Memorial Day

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

Tuesday, May 30 - Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals Charities will present a check to the Humane Society of Greater KC in conjunction with Bark at the Park.

Tuesday, May 30 - Moose Tee Pop-Up Shop

Royals Charities will staff a special "pop-up shop" for fans to purchase t-shirts featuring third basemen Mike Moustakas. A portion of the proceeds from the special Charlie Hustle tees, with support from Pepsi, benefit the ACE 30 Memorial Fund in honor of Yordano Ventura. The effort has already raised more than $25,000 and will support baseball-related projects in the Dominican Republic. The shop will open from the time gates open through the end of the fourth inning.

Wednesday, May 31 - PLAY Clinic

The Royals team 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. Royals outfielder Alex Gordon and head athletic trainer Nick Kenney are scheduled to join members of the Royals sports medicine staff to lead 100 pre-selected youth from the Kansas City, Kan. Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) program and YMCA of Greater Kansas City in exercises to promote health and wellness. Participants will also sign contracts which will commit them to a continued two-week, at-home program called Home Run to Health, powered by Sun Life Financial.

Wednesday, May 31 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 2 - Moose Lodge

Third baseman Mike Moustakas, together with the Royals and KCP&L, will host foster care children and their families in the Moose Lodge. Each child from Drumm Farm will receive complimentary tickets, a "Moose Lodge" 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 Moustakas before the game.

Friday, June 2 - Moose Lodge

Before the game, a group of KCP&L volunteers will partner with Kansas City, Mo., Police Department uniformed officers to pass out baseball cards at the stadium entry gates. During pregame ceremonies, KCP&L representatives will be on-field to present an oversized, autographed baseball card to law enforcement officers.

Friday, June 2 - Cops Are Topps Program Launch

Before the game, a group of KCP&L volunteers will partner with Kansas City, Mo., Police Department uniformed officers to pass out baseball cards at the stadium entry gates. During pregame ceremonies, KCP&L representatives will be on-field to present an oversized, autographed baseball card to law enforcement officers.

Saturday, June 3 - 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 special Play Ball-branded shirts during batting practice and special jersey patches during the game that night.

Saturday, June 3 - Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Young baseball and softball players take 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, more than 650,000 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 2017 MLB All-Star Game in Miami, Fl.

Saturday, June 3 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host a group associated with Folds of Honor. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

Saturday, 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 Miami, Fl. 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.

Tuesday, June 6 - Clinic with Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids

The Club 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 with announcements beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7 - 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.

Thursday, June 8 - Perfect Attendance Night

Nearly 7,000 area elementary school children who achieved perfect attendance throughout the academic school year are honored at the first of two Perfect Attendance Days (the second will be July 20). The Royals salute these dedicated students with complimentary tickets.

Thursday, June 8 - Hosmer hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Eric Hosmer will host 30 participants from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City program. The first baseman will meet the group in the stands during Royals batting practice.

Monday, June 19 - Greatest Save Teen PSA Winners Honored

Prior to the game, students from Rockhurst High School, winners of The Greatest Save Teen PSA Contest in the Kansas City area, will be 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 20 - Leawood Playground Opening

Variety Children's Charity of Kansas City and Royals Charities will be unveiling a new all-inclusive park that will allow children and adults of all physical and mental abilities the opportunity to play together. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, Kan. FOX Sports Kansas City broadcasters Rex Hudler and Jeff Montgomery are scheduled to attend. Royals Charities donated $60,000 to help fund the project.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, June 20 - Home Run to Health, powered by Sun Life Financial Celebration Game

Kids who participated in the PLAY Clinic and following a two-week Home Run to Health program will attend the game as guests of the Royals. Top achievers of the program will receive a special pregame tour and the opportunity to watch batting practice.

Tuesday, June 20 - Check Presentation to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Royals Authentics will present a check to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick, representing funds raised through in-stadium and online auction items following the annual Salute to the Negro Leagues game earlier this year.

Thursday, June 22 - Diamond of Dreams

Royals Charities hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, Diamond of Dreams, on the field at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event is sold out and features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction, a live performance by recording artist LeAnn Rimes, made possible by 99.7 The Point, and a spectacular fireworks show. Diamond of Dreams this year benefits local military organizations Folds of Honor, the USO and the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Those not in attendance may bid on silent auction.

Friday, June 23 - Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game

The Royals hosted Kansas City natives Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet, as well as Midwesterner David Koechner and other celebrity guests for a Celebrity Softball Game on the field at Kauffman Stadium. Each ticket purchased through royals.com/themetickets included a $5 donation to Royals Charities to assist Big Slick in their fundraising efforts. In addition, 50/50 Raffle tickets sold throughout the night benefited Big Slick.

Saturday, June 24 - Viva Los Reales

Join the Royals for the annual Viva Los Reales celebration. The pregame party begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Outfield Experience. Fans can enjoy live salsa music by Mundo Nuovo. Local restaurants Anita's, La Flor de Chiapas, Palomino's Restaurante and El Camino Real will all participate in the annual Salsa Showdown. Luis Garcia, an active volunteer in Kansas City's Hispanic community, will sit in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat. The Head Consul of Mexico in Kansas City, Alfonso Navarro, will throw out the first pitch. Aramark will also be offering themed food specials across the ballpark at Craft and Draft, the KC Steak Co. in the first base Dugout Concourse, Custom Crust and the Market Place Stand in left field. In honor of the day, the Royals will wear special Los Reales uniforms. For more information, please visit royals.com/viva.

Saturday, June 24 - 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.

Saturday, June 24 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Kennedys Host Charity Groups - Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host families from USO Fort Riley. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

July

Saturday, July 1 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a fully catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host families from USO Fort Riley. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

August

Thursday, August 3 - KS RBI Night

The Royals will host participants from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) of Kanas for a special night at Kauffman Stadium. The kids will receive complimentary tickets and food while taking in the game. Royals Charities will also award a grant for $30,000 during a pregame presentation to Kansas RBI.

Thursday, August 3 - Hosmer Hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Eric Hosmer will host 30 participants from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City program. The first baseman will meet the group in the stands during Royals batting practice.

Thursday, August 3 - Library Night

Readers and employees of six metropolitan library systems were invited to The K for a night of fun to celebrate reading. A portion of every ticket purchased went towards the libraries' summer learning programs that provide young people the opportunity to build reading skills over the summer and earn books and other prizes.

Friday, August 4 - Breaking Barriers First Pitch Ceremony

The Breaking Barriers essay contest is a chance for students in grades 4 through 9 from diverse backgrounds to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers. Demi Reichers, a 6th grade student from Platte City Middle School, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Royals pitcher Scott Alexander will catch the first pitch. Demi's essay highlighted determination, one of Jackie Robinson's core values, and was chosen as the "all-star" winner from more than 11,000 essays nationwide.

Saturday, August 5 - Back to School Fair

Community Services League will hold its annual Back to School Fair to provide a complete set of school supplies to more than 3,000 kids in need. The fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CSL, located at 404 North Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64050. Royals Charities provided a grant to support the fair and will donate Raised Royal books to the kids receiving school supplies.

Saturday, August 5 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors). Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

Friday, August 18 - Appier Visits Harvesters

Royals Hall of Fame Pitcher Kevin Appier will join Fox Sports Kansas City broadcaster Joel Goldberg and several members of the Royals Front Office to volunteer at Harvesters - The Community Food Network, for the "Step Up to the Plate" food drive. The Royals have partnered with Harvesters and Price Chopper to hold a friendly competition with the Cleveland Indians. For more information, see royals.com/stepuptotheplate or www.StepUpToThePlate.today.

Friday, August 18 - Moose Lodge

Mike Moustakas, together with the Royals and KCP&L, will host foster care children and their families in the Moose Lodge. Each child from FosterAdopt Connect will receive complimentary tickets, a "Moose Lodge" 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 Moustakas before the game.

Saturday, August 19 - Kennedys Host Charity Groups

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host USO of Missouri - Fort Leonard Wood. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

Saturday, August 19 - Step Up to the Plate

The Royals, Harvesters and Price Chopper are teaming up against the Cleveland Indians and Greater Cleveland Foodbank to fight hunger. Before this game, the Royals will host a food drive where fans can drop off non-perishable food items in bins located at all entry gates and at the Royals Charities Headquarters located on the main concourse beside the Majestic Team Store. Fans may donate money at the Harvesters table in front of the Royals Charities Headquarters two ways: A $5 donation will get them one (1) Royals giveaway item, or a $20 donation will get them one (1) mystery photo autographed by a player who has either played on the 2017 roster or the 2015 World Series roster, while supplies last. The competition will take place from August 18-28, corresponding with the home and away series between the two teams. While Saturday is the official food drive night, fans are able to bring non-perishable food items to the stadium during other games throughout the homestand. Fans are also encouraged to visit royals.com/stepuptotheplate or www.StepUpToThePlate.today to see other ways to help.

Sunday, August 20 - Ban Johnson All-Star MVP Recognition

The Most Valuable Player from the Ban Johnson All-Star Game played in July at The K, Cameron Pope, will be honored on-field during the Royals pregame ceremonies.

Wednesday, August 23 - 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.

September

Thursday, September 7 - American Red Cross Donations

Prior to the game, volunteers from the American Red Cross will be on-hand at all gates to accept cash donations for hurricane relief efforts. Royals Charities made an initial $10,000 donation. Fans can also support Major League Baseball's relief efforts by donating online at YouCaring.com/MLBsupports.

Thursday, September 7 - 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.

Thursday, September 7 - "C" You at The K

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 special guests from Freedom Hoops 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.

Friday, September 8 - Special Olympics Clinic presented by Price Chopper

The Royals will join Price Chopper to host 50 athletes from Special Olympics of Greater Kansas City to play in a softball game from noon to 1 p.m. on the field at Kauffman Stadium.

Friday, September 8 - 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

Proceeds from the Royals Charities fundraiser during the game will benefit the American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" campaign. The organization will also distribute information outside the Royals Charities headquarters. For more information, please www.royals.com/5050.

Friday, September 8 - 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.

Friday, September 8 - American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Friday, September 8 - Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals Charities will present a check to the American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" campaign in conjunction with Girls Night Out.

Saturday, September 9 - MLBPAA Clinic presented in Kansas City by Price Chopper

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth clinic, along with Price Chopper, will host a free clinic for kids ages 6-16. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy, located at 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way. It will be led by former MLB players, including Tom Burgmeier, Ed Hearn, Mike Jurewicz, Dennis Leonard, John Mayberry Sr., Dave Patterson and Stan Wall. MLBPAA's Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 16,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela through the Legends for Youth Clinic Series. While spots are available, registration is required at www.baseballalumni.com.

Saturday, September 9 - Kennedys Host Charity Group

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, host a different community group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game. This game, the Kennedys will host the Whiteman Air Force Base. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

Saturday, September 9 - 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

Proceeds from the Royals Charities fundraiser during the game will benefit the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. The organization will also distribute information outside the Royals Charities headquarters. For more information, please visit www.royals.com/5050.

Saturday, September 9 - American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Sunday, September 10 -Royals Charities Check Presentation

Royals Charities will present a check to area children's charities, with funds coming from the charitable portion of the STAR WARS Day theme tickets.

Sunday, September 10 -American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Monday, September 11 - Armed Forces Day - presented by Price Chopper/QuickTrip and Folds of Honor

The Royals are partnering with Fox Sports Kansas City to present This One's For You, a special telecast during the game with Kansas and Missouri National Guard soldiers of the 35th Infantry Division and other local troops. The deployed soldiers will be featured watching the game oversees, while family members are enjoying the game at Kauffman Stadium. Additional members of the military will also be honored during a special pregame ceremony and throughout the game during in-game features. Special ticket pricing will be available for members of the military and their families. For more information, visit www.royals.com/military.

Tuesday, September 12 - American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Wednesday, September 13 -American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Wednesday, September 13 -American Red Cross Donations

Throughout the homestand, the Royals Charities headquarters will accept cash donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.

Tuesday, September 26 - Royals Charities/5K Check Presentation

Royals Charities will celebrate raising a record $120,000 through its 5K Run/Walk in August. Price Chopper will present a check to Royals Charities for its role as presenting sponsor of the event.

Tuesday, September 26 - 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson

A portion of the proceeds raised from the night's 50/50 Raffle will support the Jackson County Children's Emergency Fund.

Tuesday, September 26 - Baseball Tomorrow Fund Check Presentation

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund will present a check to Cristo Rey Kansas City to support its baseball program. (See details on the Royals Equipment Day on Thursday.)

Tuesday, September 26 - Kennedys Brings Back Charity Group

Because of a rainout earlier this season, pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, are hosting a makeup visit for T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) in a fully-catered Hall of Fame Suite.

Wednesday, September 27 - 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 27 - Royals Charities/Bats Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Bats Global Markets, will present a check to Habitat for Humanity Kansas City.

Thursday, September 28 -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 and pitcher Kelvin Herrera 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 Cristo Rey Kansas City baseball program. Volunteers will be stationed outside the Royals Charities Headquarters and Guest Services on the Plaza Level.

Thursday, September 28 -Royals Charities/JDRF Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Sun Life Financial, will present a check for $20,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Kansas City. Every 23 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. For each strikeout thrown by a Royals pitcher this season, Sun Life donated $23 - up to $20,000 - to support to JDRF Kansas City's Bag of Hope program. The program provides a backpack full of resources and educational material for newly-diagnosed children and families.

Thursday, September 28 -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 $750,000 representing the funds raised through the 50/50 Raffle during the 2017 regular season. These funds will be distributed to area organizations supporting children, education, youth baseball and softball, and military families through the Royals Charities fall grant cycle. Applications are available at royals.com/grants.

Friday, September 29 - Minor League Award Winners Make Community Appearances

The Royals Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year award winners will tour the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and then will visit patients at The University of Kansas Hospital during the day before being recognized during the evening's pregame ceremonies.

Friday, September 29 - Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

The Royals and Royals Charities team up with Major League Baseball and four local pediatric cancer charities to honor survivors and raise awareness for pediatric cancer. The University of Kansas Health System, Pinky Swear Foundation, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Noah's Bandage Project and Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer will all be on hand at The K to share information and accept donations. Proceeds from the Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle will support pediatric cancer awareness initiatives.

Friday, September 29 - Noah's Bandage Collection

Noah's Bandage Project will be collecting fun and colorful bandages at the Royals Charities Headquarters, Guest Services on the Plaza Level and at a table inside Gate A until first pitch.

Saturday, September 30 - Royals Charities/Ace 30 Check Presentation

Charlie Hustle and Pepsi will present a check to the Royals Charities ACE 30 Memorial Fund in honor of the late Yordano Ventura. A portion of the proceeds from the "Moose Tee" shirt sales throughout the season will support baseball-related projects in the Dominican Republic.

Saturday, September 30 - Kennedys Host Charity Group

Pitcher Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, have hosted a different community group in a fully-catered Dugout Suite during each Saturday home game this season. This game, the Kennedys will host members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their guests will watch batting practice from the suite and visit with Kennedy prior to the game. The Kennedys also will give each guest a special Royals gift.

October

Sunday, October 1 -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, October 1 - Royals Charities/Alex's Lemonade Stand Check Presentation

Royals Charities, in partnership with Aramark, will present a check to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Throughout the season, Aramark donates proceeds from lemonade sales at Kauffman Stadium to ALSF, and a matching donation is provided by Royals Charities.

November

Thursday, November 14 - City Union Mission

The Kansas City Royals helped area families in need this holiday season by volunteering for the 12th-straight year at the City Union Mission on Tuesday. Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy and a group of Royals associates volunteered at the mission's Men's Center, as another group of employees served a Thanksgiving feast at the Family Center.

Thursday, November 16 - SAFEHOME

Jamie & Alex Gordon teamed up with SAFEHOME to put on this event, raising funds & donations for victims of domestic violence. Donations were made of new blankets, twin bed sheets, pillows, toilet paper, paper towels and gift cards to local organizations directly benefits SAFEHOME's clients.

Thursday, November 21 - Thanksgiving luncheon

The Kansas City Royals helped serve a holiday meal to guests of The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. at its Thanksgiving luncheon November 21.  Once again, Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy and several front office associates will be volunteering.