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Royals set "Viva Los Royals" celebration for Sept. 708/21/2007 7:13 PM ET
KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals together with the Guadalupe Center of Kansas City, executive producer LatinPointe and Sprint Wireless have announced they will host the inaugural "Viva Los Royals" celebration before the Royals-New York Yankees game on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:10 p.m. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the event will feature a special pre-game concert by Grammy-nominated Tejano singer Jay Perez and international acting and singing sensation, Jose Jose! Kansas City hometown favorite Las Estrellas will also perform, while comedian Alex Reymundo will emcee the festivities scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. inside Gate A at Kauffman Stadium.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet the entertainers from 7:30-8:15 p.m. at the Gate A spiral ramp. Following the game, the Royals will light up the sky with a special edition "Viva Los Royals" Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Friday Spectacular.
A portion of each ticket (up to $8 per ticket sold) purchased through the Group Sales Hispanic Heritage Night program will benefit the Guadalupe Center. In addition, exclusive "Viva Los Royals" T-shirts will be available to all fans for $10 with proceeds also benefiting the Guadalupe Center, an organization which strives to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City. The T-shirts will be available on game day at Royals Pro Shops and during the pre-game festivities at Gate A.
"The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. is elated to be selected the beneficiary of the Kansas City Royals Hispanic Day activities featuring Mexican recording artist Jose Jose," said Cris Medina, Executive Director of the Guadalupe Center. "This event will highlight the Latino culture of which our center has a long tradition of serving. Que Vivan los Royals!"
Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more through the Royals Group Sales department. Group tickets for "Viva Los Royals" night may be purchased by calling (816) 504-4040 and selecting the "Group Sales" option.
Bob Evans Friends and Family Day packages, which include four Outfield Plaza Tickets, four hot dogs, four Pepsis, peanuts and a Royals GameDay magazine for just $40, are also available for the game. Fans can also purchase individual tickets by calling (816) 504-4040, online at royals.com or by visiting the Kauffman Stadium ticket windows.
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