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Community Calendar: 2019

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.