Led by Outfielder Alex Gordon, the Royals support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation throughout a variety of initiatives to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, treatments, and cures. Find out more about Gordon & the Royals involvement!
Making a Difference in our Community
The Royals recognize the importance of working together to make a difference in our community. Through these programs we aim to address the needs of our teammates off the baseball field.
In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball, its Clubs and the players to increase opportunities for youth participation in baseball and softball, the Kansas City Royals, along with infielder Alcides Escobar teamed up with the Baseball tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host Royals Equipment Day during a series at Kauffman Stadium.
Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids gives kids with special needs a clinic of their own with Royals players to teach them important baseball skills.
For the third season, the "C" You In The Major Leagues Foundation is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) to recognize the Blue KC Coaches with Character, intended to spotlight amateur coaches who, through their leadership on and off the field, are helping to grow youth sports in the Kansas City area, and making our community a better place to live, work and play.
On Breast Cancer Awareness Night the Royals team up with Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness for the disease.
Royals Charities is proud to partner with KCP&L to create Kansas City Royals Topps baseball cards to improve relationships in the community as well as providing important safety tips for children throughout Missouri and Kansas.
On Opening Day, the Royals team up with more than 1,500 volunteers to sell a special Royals edition of the Kansas City Star and exclusive Royals flags throughout the city. Proceeds from the sales help send kids to Rotary Youth Camp and other deserving children's charities.
The Royals Green Team is helping keep Kansas City go green! The Royals invite groups of 20-40 volunteers to collect recyclables during a home game and promote environmental awareness. Groups are recognized throughout the game.
The Kansas City Royals joined Sun Life Financial to offer a program called Home Run to Health, a 4 week program to promote healthy lifestyle and living. Students from Eastwood Hills Elementary, located near Kauffman Stadium in the Raytown School District, received a handbook of workouts and healthy habits titled Home Run to Health, powered by Sun Life Financial.
Each year on April 15th, all teams across MLB honor Jackie Robinson's legacy by celebrating his life, values, and accomplishments.
The Kansas City Royals held Library Night at Kauffman Stadium. The club teamed up with six Greater Kansas City library systems to encourage reading all year round.
Join the Kansas City Royals for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Kauffman Stadium. The club teams up with Major League Baseball and four local pediatric cancer charities to honor survivors and raise awareness for the disease.
Royals Honors will allow schools to apply to honor students who have excelled in academics, attendance, service and citizenship during the 2018-2019 school year.
Young baseball players have the opportunity of a lifetime by competing in the sectional finals of Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Kauffman Stadium after earning the opportunity at local competitions. For more information on how you can compete, see www.pitchhitrun.com.
The Royals team up with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to host a free PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) clinic at Kauffman Stadium each season. Royals players join members of the Royals sports medicine staff to lead pre-selected youth in baseball fundamentals and exercises.
The Major League Baseball Players Association hosts underprivileged children in ballparks through the Players Trust Buses for Baseball program. The special guests have a chance to meet with select Royals players behind the Royals dugout during batting practice and receive complimentary tickets, souvenirs, food, and transportation on the Fox Sports Kansas City Fan Express Bus.
The Royals, along with Major League Baseball, support Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. The league provides boys and girls ages 8-18 the opportunity to play organized baseball and softball, while placing emphasis on life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and interacting with others. The Royals play an active role in fundraising, securing facilities, and recruiting players and coaches for RBI. In addition, the Royals host all RBI players to a special night at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals are proud to partner with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City for an annual summer blood drive in Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Topeka.
KCP&L and the Royals host KCP&L VIP KIDS, to bring foster children and their families to select games throughout the season. Again this season, the KCP&L and the Royals will host more than 250 children and their families who are part of local foster care programs at five Royals home games.
Each year the Royals organization invite the minor league pitchers and players of the year award winners to Kansas City.
Hosted by Royals announcer Ryan Lefebvre's Footprints Foundation, Gloves for Kids helps to purchase new baseball gloves and other equipment for underprivileged youth baseball players. Royals players join Lefebvre to sign autographs for fans who donate at least $25 to the cause. The event has raised more than $110,000 for area young ballplayers.
During the 2019 season, starting pitcher Ian Kennedy invited 13 military and first responder groups to Kauffman Stadium.
Each year the Royals are excited to participate in Major League Baseball's Play Ball Weekend.
The Royals team up with the Special Olympics of Missouri and Kansas to provide opportunities for the Special Olympics Athletes in the Kansas City Metro Area.
The Royals join Missouri Lottery to honor outstanding educators through the Missouri Lottery Stars of the Classroom recognition program. Prior to six Royals games throughout the summer, Missouri Lottery, and the Royals will celebrate the achievements of top teachers from six school districts in the metro area.
The Kansas City Royals, Harvesters Food Bank and Price Chopper teamed up to take on Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank and the Minnesota Twins in a friendly competition in an effort to fight hunger in our communities.
The Royals partner with TeamSmile to host a free dental health education, screening, and treatment clinic at Kauffman Stadium for children associated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Kids receive free dental care in between games and healthy activities at The Little K.
The Royals host a series of baseball instructional clinics with area youth leagues and special needs groups. The young ballplayers learn baseball basics from current and former Royals players who serve as the clinic instructors.