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2009 Royals Community Calendar

January |  February |  March |  April |  May |  June |  July |  August |  September |  October  |  November  |  December



January

Jan. 16 - Royals Awards Night
General Manager Dayton Moore and the Royals invite you to join the club for the 2009 Royals Awards Night dinner set for Friday, Jan. 16. More »

Jan. 17-18 - 2009 Royals FanFest
Mark your calendars for the 2009 Royals FanFest. This two-day event at the Overland Park Convention Center will feature appearances by your favorite Royals players, a preview of the 2009 season from club executives, activities designed just for kids, and more! More »

January 2009 - Royals Caravan
The Royals will celebrate the New Year with a winter tradition -- the Royals Caravan! Royals players, coaches, alumni, front office staff and Sluggerrr will visit several communities throughout the Midwest in anticipation of the 2009 season. Each winter, the Caravan visits schools, hospitals, shopping malls and radio stations to meet with fans across the Heartland.

Jan. 26 - DeJesus Named Guadalupe Centers, Inc., Spokesperson
DeJesus will join Guadalupe Centers, Inc., (GCI) for the announcement on Monday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Guadalupe Center administrative building, located at 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez in Kansas City, Mo. At that time, GCI will also announce its new partnership with the Mexican Consulate office in Kansas City.

April

April 6 - Opening Day
Royals open the 2009 season against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

April 10 - Royals Home Opener - Grand Re-Opening of Kauffman Stadium
Royals host the New York Yankees and celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Kauffman Stadium. Game time is set for 3:10 p.m.

April 10 - Greater Kansas City Day
On Opening Day, the Royals team up with more than 1,600 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.

April 11 - "Welcome Home Celebration" at Kauffman Stadium
Join the Royals at Kauffman Stadium for a special celebration to honor 40 years of baseball in Kansas City and the start of a new season!

April 13 - Welcome Home Luncheon
The team returns to Kansas City to join more than 700 fans at the 2009 Welcome Home Luncheon at The Hyatt Regency Crown Center to help launch another season of big league action at Kauffman Stadium. During the luncheon, fans welcome back their favorite players, meet the newest Royals and get an exclusive look at the 2009 season!

April 15 - Jackie Robinson Day
The Royals join Major League Baseball in honoring Jackie Robinson.

April 24 - Concourse Auction
Each month during a home game, the Royals host a silent auction in the concourse at Kauffman Stadium. The auctions, which benefit Royals Charities as well as area charities, feature select Royals memorabilia that fans bid on and take home with them that night after the game.

April 24 - Baseball Tomorrow Fund Check Presentation
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund, which partners with the Royals for the Baseball Equipment Drive, will present the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. with a $5,000 donation. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is designed to promote and enhance the growth of baseball by funding programs, field improvements and equipment, along with encouraging youth participation in baseball and softball.

April 24 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

April 25-26 - Baseball Equipment Drive
Royals Wives and volunteers from the Guadalupe Centers, Inc., host the Baseball Equipment Drive to benefit the youth baseball programs organized by the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. Prior to the game, fans can donate their gently used or new baseball and softball equipment before entering the stadium.

April 28 - Legends Luncheon
The State Farm Legends Luncheon Series, a monthly event that features guests from Major League Baseball, returns for its 10th season. All proceeds of the State Farm Legends Luncheons benefit the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

April 29 - RBI First Pitch Event
The Royals host the annual RBI First Pitch event in the Royals Hall of Fame suites during the Royals-Toronto Blue Jay game. More details coming...

May

May 2 - T.A.K.E. Defense Class at Kauffman Stadium
The T.A.K.E. Defense Training program provides young girls and women with hands-on self defense training that is provided by the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation as part of their mission to develop comprehensive programs for safety awareness for women of all ages. Royals Charities is teaming up with TAKE DEFENSE for a self-defense training classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium. More »

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The K
Royals celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the K. More details to come.

May 6 - 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 7 - Fox 4 School Day at The K
More than 20,000 students, teachers and parents are expected to take part in the special field trip hosted by the Royals and FOX 4 WDAF-TV - the official weather station of the Royals. The largest weather presentation in the country, designed for grades K-12, starts at 10 a.m. and features a meteorology lesson from Fox 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson and the entire FOX 4 Weather Team, as well as meteorology assistant Sluggerrr. Participants will then watch the Royals take on the Seattle Mariners.

May 14 - Girls' Night Out supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Prior to the Kansas City-Baltimore game at 7:10 p.m., the Royals will host a Girls' Night Out event to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

May 15 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

May 18 - Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament
Royals Charities host the Kansas City Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament at The National, giving fans the opportunity to play golf with current Royals Players and Alumni. The popular tournament benefits Special Olympics of Kansas City Metro. More »

May 20 - 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 25 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

May 25-30 - Royals Wives Food Drive
The Annual Royals Wives Food Drive will collect "kid-friendly" food to benefit local food banks. The week-long drive will take place prior to the Royals game at Kauffman Stadium.

May 26 - Dream Factory
Moving from Wednesday to Tuesday, 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 26 - Legends Luncheon
The State Farm Legends Luncheon Series, a monthly event that features guests from Major League Baseball, returns for its 10th season. All proceeds of the State Farm Legends Luncheons benefit the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

May 29 - Royals Wives Concourse Auction
As part of the Annual Royals Wives Food Drive, Royals Wives will host a premier concourse auction during the White Sox-Royals game. The proceeds from the auction will benefit local food banks.

May 30 - Operation Blessing-Two Teams, One Goal:
The Royals join forces with the Kansas City Chiefs to feed more than 3,000 needy people in Kansas City. Along with more than 200 volunteers, the clubs will distribute Operation Blessing's food and toys from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the former Interstate Bakeries parking lot (30th and Troost) in Kansas City, Mo. The event is not open to the public.

June

June 7 - KC Star Scholar Athlete Reception
The Royals host the KC Star Scholar Athlete Reception at Kauffman Stadium, recognizing the top high school student athletes in the area.

June 12 - Kansas City Sky Show
The second annual Kansas City Sky Show will again pay tribute to the people, history and heritage of Kansas City. Following the Royals game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Kansas City Sky Show will light up the sky at Kauffman Stadium.

June 14 - Father of the Year
More than 5,000 students submit essays entitled "What My Father Means to Me" through the National Center for Fathering's, "Royals Father of the Year" contest. The winning authors and fathers are treated to a game and recognition during a special pre-game ceremony.

Monday, June 15 - Gloves For Kids
Hosted by Royals Announcer Ryan Lefebvre's Footprints Foundation, Gloves for Kids will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods on 119th St. and Nall Ave. in Leawood, Kan., from 6-8 p.m. Brian Bannister, Billy Butler, David DeJesus, Mark Teahen and other Royals teammates will join Lefebvre to sign autographs for fans who donate at least $20 toward new baseball gloves for underprivileged youth baseball players.

June 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.

June 17 - RBI Day at The K
The Royals host participants of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program for a special night at Kauffman Stadium. The kids receive tickets, food vouchers and receive special recognition during the game.

June 17 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

June 19 - Royals Concourse Auction Benefiting Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Royals host a special silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia to support prostate cancer research. Items to be auctioned off will include memorabilia signed by Royals players and other players throughout the Major Leagues!

June 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.

June 30 - Legends Luncheon
The State Farm Legends Luncheon Series, a monthly event that features guests from Major League Baseball, returns for its 10th season. All proceeds of the State Farm Legends Luncheons benefit the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

July

July 3 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

July 6 - Ban Johnson All-Star Game
The Royals host the Ban Johnson All-Star Game, an event the team has hosted since 1969. Many of the top college ball players from around the Kansas City area participate in this summer wood bat league, and the best have the chance to play at "The K."

July 17 - Royals Concourse Auction
The Royals host a special silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia to support a local charity. The auction will take place during the game on the concourse of Kauffman Stadium.

July 17 - Royals Hall of Fame Classic presented by Willie Wilson
The Royals host the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic presented by Willie Wilson. Wilson, inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame in 2000, and his roster of all-time Royals greats will take on a team of MLB All-Stars in an exhibition game prior to the Royals-Rays 7:10 p.m. matchup. Proceeds from the game benefit TeamSmile, which provides dental care to underprivileged children in the Kansas City community. More »

July 17 - Royals Hall of Fame Classic TeamSmile Event
Prior to the game, the Royals will partner with Willie Wilson Baseball and TeamSmile to host a free dental health education, screening and treatment clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium for children associated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. During the event, TeamSmile patients will have access to all the attractions of the Outfield Experience. Learn more about TeamSmile and the Royals Hall of Fame Classic »

July 19 - Youth League Day
Through the George Brett Youth Baseball & Softball Program, young baseball and softball players from area youth leagues will get tips straight from the pros! An on-field demonstration on baseball fundaments will take place prior to the Rays-Royals game. Representatives from the various leagues will then be invited to be part of a special pregame ceremony before taking in the series finale.

July 20-24 - 17th Annual Royals Blood Drive
The Royals partner with the Community Blood Centers to host the 17th Annual Royals Blood Drive, July 20-24. All registered donors receive a pair of tickets to a 2009 Royals game as well as a commemorative T-shirt. For blood center locations or more information »

July 20 - Youth Baseball Clinic - Liberty Parks & Recreation
The Royals host a clinic for pre-selected youth from Liberty Parks & Recreation from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience area at Kauffman Stadium.

July 21 - Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic
The Royals host the first of five Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinics, inviting fans ages 6-12 to Kauffman Stadium for an instructional baseball clinic. Taking place prior to a Royals home game, each 40-minute clinic is led by former Royals players and held on the John Deere Little K in the Outfield Experience. Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic packages are available for $40 and include a Field Plaza game ticket (regularly $26) for that night's game, certificate of completion autographed by Royals alumni instructors and an opportunity to purchase additional Field Plaza game for $10 each. Visit royals.com for more information or to purchase packages.

July 21 - Legends Luncheon
The State Farm Legends Luncheon Series, a monthly event that features guests from Major League Baseball, returns for its 10th season. All proceeds of the State Farm Legends Luncheons benefit the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

July 22 - Youth Baseball Clinic - Blue Valley Parks & Recreation
The Royals host a clinic for pre-selected youth from Blue Valley Parks & Recreation from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience area at Kauffman Stadium.

July 22 - 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.

July 22 - Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic
The Royals invite fans ages 6-12 to Kauffman Stadium for an instructional baseball clinic led by former Royals players. Taking place prior to a Royals home game, each 40-minute clinic will be held on the John Deere Little K in the Outfield Experience. Visit royals.com for more information or to purchase packages.

July 23 - Diamond of Dreams
Royals Charities host Diamond of Dreams on the field at Kauffman Stadium. The event will feature a live band playing at second base, drinks, appetizers and more with all proceeds benefiting Operation Breakthrough. More »

July 24 - Larry Tye Book Signing at Kauffman Stadium
The Royals host award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye to Kauffman Stadium to introduce his new book, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Tye will then be available to sign copies of his book.

July 25 - Christmas in July Benefitting The Salvation Army
The Royals host Christmas in July at The K to benefit The Salvation Army Children's Shelter. The event will feature a pre-game celebration that begins at 3 p.m. in the Outfield Experience and is highlighted by holiday music provided by 98.1-KUDL, a snowy winter scene provided by Pepsi Ice Midwest, two reindeer from Prancer and Friends, Christmas cookie decorating stations courtesy of Aramark and more. Partnering with the Picture People, the Royals will also offer fans an opportunity to purchase photos taken with Santa with donations benefiting The Salvation Army.

July 26 - Team Sarcoma Day at The K
As part of International Sarcoma Awareness Week, the Royals are teaming with outfielder David DeJesus and the Mid-America Team Sarcoma to host patients, survivors and care givers who have been affected by sarcoma. Along with attending the game, sarcoma patients will have a meet and greet with DeJesus, who lost a family member to the disease last year. Kids affected by sarcoma will also participate in the Royals Honorary Lineup and throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The Mid-America Sarcoma Team will also distribute information and raise awareness about the disease from the Royals Community Booth.

August

Aug. 4 - Royals FUNdamentals Clinic
The Royals host a Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic, inviting fans ages 6-12 to Kauffman Stadium for an instructional baseball clinic. Taking place prior to a Royals home game, each 40-minute clinic is led by former players and held on the John Deere Little K in the Outfield Experience. Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic packages are available for $40 and include a Field Plaza game ticket (regularly $26) for that night's game, certificate of completion autographed by Royals alumni instructors and an opportunity to purchase additional Field Plaza tickets for $10 each. Visit royals.com/fundamentals or Click here » for more information or to purchase packages.

Aug. 5 - Buses for Baseball
The MLB Players Association hosts children in all 30 ballparks through the Buses for Baseball program. The special guests will receive tickets, souvenirs, food and transportation.

Aug. 5 - 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.

Aug. 5 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

Aug. 5 - Royals FUNdamentals Clinic
The Royals host a Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic, inviting fans ages 6-12 to Kauffman Stadium for an instructional baseball clinic. Taking place prior to a Royals home game, each 40-minute clinic is led by former players and held on the John Deere Little K in the Outfield Experience. Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic packages are available for $40 and include a Field Plaza game ticket (regularly $26) for that night's game, certificate of completion autographed by Royals alumni instructors and an opportunity to purchase additional Field Plaza tickets for $10 each. Visit royals.com/fundamentals or Click here » for more information or to purchase packages.

Aug. 6 - Special Olympics Clinic
Royals players and coaches host a clinic at Kauffman Stadium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for athletes from Special Olympics Kansas City Metro, Special Olympics Kansas and the Down Syndrome Guild.

Aug. 6 - Royals FUNdamentals Clinic
The Royals host a Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic, inviting fans ages 6-12 to Kauffman Stadium for an instructional baseball clinic. Taking place prior to a Royals home game, each 40-minute clinic is led by former players and held on the John Deere Little K in the Outfield Experience. Royals FUNdamentals Youth Clinic packages are available for $40 and include a Field Plaza game ticket (regularly $26) for that night's game, certificate of completion autographed by Royals alumni instructors and an opportunity to purchase additional Field Plaza tickets for $10 each. Visit royals.com/fundamentals or Click here » for more information or to purchase packages.

Aug. 6-7 - Royals Back to School Drive
The Royals help disadvantaged kids in our community experience the excitement of getting new supplies for the first day of school. Royals Wives and volunteers collect school supplies and cash donations prior to the game at Kauffman Stadium.

Aug. 8 - AT&T Youth Baseball Clinic
The Royals help disadvantaged kids in our community experience the excitement of getting new supplies for the first day of school. Royals Wives and volunteers collect school supplies and cash donations prior to the game at Kauffman Stadium.

Aug. 21 - Royals Concourse Auction
The Royals host a special silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia to support a local charity. The auction will take place during the game on the concourse of Kauffman Stadium.

Aug. 22 - Worlds of Fun Fan Fest
The Royals join Worlds of Fun for the Worlds of Fun Royals Baseball Fan Fest, celebrating the two Kansas City summertime traditions! From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Royals players including catcher John Buck, outfielder David DeJesus, infielder Billy Butler and outfielder Mitch Maier are scheduled to meet guests at Worlds of Fun prior to the 6:10 p.m. game at Kauffman Stadium against the Minnesota Twins.

Aug. 24 - Legends Luncheon
The State Farm Legends Luncheon Series, a monthly event that features guests from Major League Baseball, returns for its 10th season. All proceeds of the State Farm Legends Luncheons benefit the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center.

Aug. 25 - Dream Factory
Moving from Wednesday to Tuesday, 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.

September

Sept. 4 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

Sept. 4 - Royals 5K Shadow Run/Walk at Camp Slayor
As part of the Royals 5K Run/Walk, the Royals are also sponsoring a shadow run at Camp Slayor, one of several camps located within the Victory Base Complex that surrounds the Baghdad International Airport. Nearly 600 troops from the 326th Area Support Group, an Army Reserve Unit from Kansas City, Kan., that has been stationed at the complex since December 2008, will run on the base in support of the Royals 5k Run/Walk and the Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City. Royals Charities will provide T-shirts as well as bib numbers for the shadow run. The unit is scheduled to return to Kansas City in October.

Sept. 5 - Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk
Get your running/walking shoes on and join us for the first Royals 5K Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium Saturday, September 5, 2009! A portion of the proceeds from this event support the Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City. Don't miss out! The run/walk is capped at 2500 participants and we expect a sold out crowd. More »

Sept. 9 - 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.

Sept. 19 - T.A.K.E. Defense Class at Kauffman Stadium
The T.A.K.E. Defense Training program provides young girls and women with hands-on self defense training that is provided by the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation as part of their mission to develop comprehensive programs for safety awareness for women of all ages. Royals Charities is teaming up with TAKE DEFENSE for a self-defense training classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium. More »

Sept. 21 - Third Annual Halfway to St. Paddy's Day
The special Halfway to St. Paddy's Day pre-game party begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience at Kauffman Stadium. The festivities will feature a performance by local Irish band The Elders, traditional Irish food and green beverages, and authentic Irish vendors courtesy of KC Irish Fest. An alumni autograph session featuring Royals Hall of Famer Dennis Leonard along with former Royals players Al Fitzmorris, Greg Pryor and Jerry Terrell will take place near the All-Star BBQ area from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Sept. 22 - Royals Community Booth - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
The Royals host the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City in the Royals Community Booth across from the Royals Hall of Fame. The group will distribute information about pet care as well as provide an opportunity for pet adoption.

Sept. 23 - Royals Concourse Auction
The Royals host a special silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia to support a local charity. The auction will take place during the game on the concourse of Kauffman Stadium.

Sept. 23 - 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.

Sept. 23 - BUCKAROOS
Catcher John Buck hosts children at Kauffman Stadium for Independence Honda Buck Nights and Royals baseball!

Sept. 24 - Girls' Night Out supporting American Heart Association
Prior to the Kansas City-Boston Red Sox game at 7:10 p.m., the Royals will host a Girls' Night Out event to support the American Heart Association.

Sept. 24 - Royals Community Booth - Wayside Waifs
The Royals host Wayside Waifs in the Royals Community Booth behind section 232 on the Plaza Concourse. Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes.

Sept. 24 - Girls' Night Out Concourse Auction
The Royals will host a premier silent auction with items from the Royals as well as unique Girls' Night Out items in the Outfield Experience. The silent auction will be held from 4-8 p.m. and will benefit the American Heart Association and Royals Charities.

Sept. 24-25 - Royals Coat Drive
The Royals host the sixth annual Royals Coat Drive to benefit the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Royals Wives and volunteers will collect both new and gently worn coats that are clean and in good condition. Coats of all sizes - adults, boys, girls, toddlers and infants - are welcome.

Sept. 25 - Girls' Night Out Concourse Auction
The Royals will salute the Pitchers and Players of the Year from each minor league affiliate. The prospects will participate in an autograph session from 5:15-6:15 p.m. near Gate A in the Outfield Experience. A special Q&A session will follow.

Sept. 26 - Shirts Off Their Backs
Royals Charities will host "Shirts Off Their Backs" to allow fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey right off the back of their favorite Royals player! Throughout the game, volunteers will sell 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.

Sept. 27 - Bark at The K
Royals host the first Bark at The K presented by Kansas City Veterinary Care, Stinkies and Paw Prints the Magazine. Proceeds from the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. benefit the Greater Kansas City Humane Society, Half Way Home Pet Adoptions and Wayside Waifs. All three charities will offer adoptions during the event. All Bark at The K tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase a package, visit royals.com/barkatthek.