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Community Calendar: 2014

Jan.  |  Feb.  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  Aug.  |  Sept.  |  Oct.  |  Nov.  |  Dec.
January
January 28-30 - Royals Caravan

The Royals Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, launches the baseball season, as current and former players, mascot Sluggerrr, and front office staff visit communities throughout the Midwest. Each winter, the Caravan visits schools, military members, and shopping centers outside of Kansas City.
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January 31-February 1 - Royals FanFest

Royals FanFest, presented by Commerce Bank, features autographs with current and former player and club personalities, interactive games for kids and roundtable discussions with players and front office executives. The club's 2013 Major League Award winners will also be recognized during the event!
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April
Friday, April 4 - Greater Kansas City Day

On the day of the home opener, the Royals team up with more than 1,500 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.

Saturday, April 19 - 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 on to the field for a souvenir baseball and photo.

Tuesday, April 15 - Jackie Robinson Day

The Royals and the rest of Major League Baseball celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with a special pre-game ceremony. In addition, all teams will honor his memory by wearing #42 jerseys.

Wednesday, April 30 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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.

May
Friday, May 2 - Big Game James Club

Royals pitcher James Shields and KCP&L host foster children and their families to that evening's game. Each child will receive complimentary tickets, a "Big Game James" t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. In addition, the children will participate in a meet and greet with Shields prior to the game!

Monday, May 12 - Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament

Royals Charities hosts its annual golf tournament at The National Golf Club of Kansas City giving fans the opportunity to play golf with current and former Royals while raising money for Royals Charities and Special Olympics of Metro KC.

Tuesday, May 13 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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 14 - School Day at The K

Students from all over the area have the opportunity to go to class with the Royals by attending School Day. The WDAF-TV Fox 4 Weather Team and Sluggerrr lead the students in educational baseball fun!
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Wednesday, May 14 - Hosmer to Appear at Big Brothers Big Sisters Event

Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS-KC) will host "Step Up to the Plate with Eric Hosmer." Hosmer will appear at the event to recruit "Bigs" for the more than 500 kids in Kansas City waiting for a match.

Friday, May 16 - Susan G. Komen for the Cure Night at The K

The Royals and Major League Baseball will celebrate mothers in games across the league around Mother's Day. As part of the celebration, the Royals will partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Kansas City for breast cancer awareness efforts.

Wednesday, May 21 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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.

Monday, May 26 - Welcome Back Veterans

The Royals, together with Major League Baseball Charities, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and the McCormick Foundation, support Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative designed to raise awareness and provide support for our veterans as they transition back to civilian life. On the field, the Royals and Astros will wear special caps to honor veterans. To purchase a cap or read more information, visit www.welcomebackveterans.org.

Wednesday, May 28 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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
Wednesday, June 4 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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 10 - Royals Charities Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City partner for a special on-air auction, giving viewers the opportunity to bid on unique ballpark experiences or purchase an exclusive Royals ticket package. The auction begins during the Hy-Vee Royals LIVE pre-game show and continues throughout the telecast.

Tuesday, June 10 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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, June 25 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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 26 - Diamond of Dreams

Royals Charities hosts Diamond of Dreams, its largest fundraiser of the year, on the field at Kauffman Stadium. Proceeds from the event benefit The University of Kansas Hospital's Neonatal Home. Diamond of Dreams features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu, an exclusive silent auction, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. Prior to the on-field event, Royals Charities will host an exclusive VIP Party.
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Friday, June 27 - Girls Night Out

Calling all ladies! Join us at The K for Girls Night Out presented by the KC Area Chevy Dealers. The event features free chair massages, mini spa services, live entertainment and much more! Girls Night Out VIP ticket packages, which include a donation to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign are available.

Sunday, June 29 - 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 on to the field for a souvenir baseball and photo.

July
Week of July 7 - Royals Blood Drive

The Royals partner with the Community Blood Centers to host the 22nd Annual Royals Blood Drive during the week of July 7.

Friday, July 11 - Big Game James Club

Royals pitcher James Shields and KCP&L host foster children and their families to that evening's game. Each child will receive complimentary tickets, a "Big Game James" t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. In addition, the children will participate in a meet and greet with Shields prior to the game!

Friday, July 25 - Big Game James Club

Royals pitcher James Shields and KCP&L host foster children and their families to that evening's game. Each child will receive complimentary tickets, a "Big Game James" t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. In addition, the children will participate in a meet and greet with Shields prior to the game!

August
Saturday, August 2 - Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk

Get your running shoes on and join us for the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 2 at the ballpark. The race, which takes participants around the Kauffman Stadium field, benefits Variety Chidlren's Charity of Greater KC and Royals Charities.
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Sunday, August 10 - 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 on to the field for a souvenir baseball and photo.

Wednesday, August 13 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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, August 27 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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, August 29 - Big Game James Club

Royals pitcher James Shields and KCP&L host foster children and their families to that evening's game. Each child will receive complimentary tickets, a "Big Game James" t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. In addition, the children will participate in a meet and greet with Shields prior to the game!

September
Wednesday, September 3 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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.

Saturday, September 6 - T.A.K.E. Defense Class

Royals Charities is once again teaming with The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to host a T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense class on the field at Kauffman Stadium. The class is free of charge and open to females ages 12 and older. Participants must pre-register and those under the age of 18 will also need a signature from a parent or guardian to participate.

Wednesday, September 17 - Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, witness 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 17 - Roberto Clemente Day

In honor of Hall of Fame legend Roberto Clemente - who died on New Year's Eve 1972 during a humanitarian mission to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua - Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs annually commemorate Roberto Clemente Day. This initiative pays tribute to Clemente's lasting legacy and recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Local club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award are recognized in pre-game ceremonies.

Friday, September 19 - Big Game James Club

Royals pitcher James Shields and KCP&L host foster children and their families to that evening's game. Each child will receive complimentary tickets, a "Big Game James" t-shirt and a free meal courtesy of ARAMARK and Papa John's Pizza. In addition, the children will participate in a meet and greet with Shields prior to the game!

Saturday, September 20 - Shirts Off Their Backs

Royals Charities hosts Shirts Off Their Backs, giving fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey from a Royals player! Throughout the game, volunteers will sell $1 instant win scratch tickets. Following the game, winners will be escorted to the field where they will receive a game-worn jersey directly from one of the Royals. Fans also have an opportunity to bid on one of the spots and secure their place on the field. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.