In celebration of the Royals 50th Season, join us for the Royals Charities 5K Retro Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Participants will be able to run on the field of your Kansas City Royals as part of the 5K course. Each runner/walker will receive a Royals retro T-shirt and a Royals ticket to an upcoming game at Kauffman Stadium with race registration. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners as well as the best dressed participants.
Thank you to FOX Sports Kansas City and our viewers for another successful Royals Charities Broadcast Auction. During the telecast on Thursday, April 26, viewers bid on one-of-a-kind experiences and bought special ticket packages. Players' wives answered the phones and took bids throughout the evening. This year, the Royals Charities Broadcast Auction brought in more than $90,000 for Royals Charities!
The Royals Charities Golf Tournament took place on Monday, April 23, at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kansas. George Brett, Whit Merrifield, Drew Butera, Rex Hudler and many other celebrities were among the golfers at the tournament. This year, Royals Charities raised $100,000 in support of Special Olympics KC Metro.
Thank you to our sponsors and guests for another successful Diamond of Dreams. Royals Charities is proud to announce that we raised $325,000 for the Kansas City Fisher House. The Fisher House program provides a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.
Broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre's Footprints Foundation in support with Royals Charites works to purchase new baseball gloves and other equipment for underprivileged youth baseball and softball players. Royals players, alumni and coaches join Lefebvre for events to help support the cause. In honor of Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15 Gloves for Kids invited 500 area youth from Kansas City Missouri RBI, Guadalupe Center and Kansas RBI to the stadium to receive their first glove.