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Community Calendar: 2017

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.