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Community Calendar: 2012

Jan.  |  Feb.  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  Aug.  |  Sept.  |  Oct.  |  Nov.  |  Dec.
March
Saturday, March 24 - Grow with the Pros

Visit Kauffman Stadium on March 24 to learn tips and techniques on grass and field maintenance from Trevor Vance, Director of Groundskeeping and Landscaping, and local vendors at our Grow with the Pros Open House. The event, hosted by Royals Charities and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, is free for all fans. Beginning at 10 a.m., fans will have the chance to step onto the Kauffman Stadium field and visit with local vendors set up along the warning track. Raffles and drawings will also be held throughout the event.
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April
Friday, April 13 - Greater Kansas City Day

On the day of the home opener, 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.

Friday, April 13 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Saturday, April 14 - Wear Blue for Kids

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Royals are partnering with area child abuse prevention organization for Wear Blue for Kids Day. The club encourages fans to wear blue to show support in the fight against child abuse and visit with participating organizations prior to the game.

Sunday, April 15 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Sunday, April 15 - Jackie Robinson Day

Major League Baseball and the Royals celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with a special pregame ceremony. The 2012 season marks the 65th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. The Royals will honor his memory by all wearing #42 jerseys.

Wednesday, April 18 - 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, April 19 - Eric Hosmer at Big Brothers Big Sisters Event

First baseman Eric Hosmer, who is a spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS-KC), is set to appear alongside Eric Berry from the Chiefs and boxer Victor Ortiz at the second annual Man 2 Man event at Arrowhead Stadium's North Club. This men's-only event features up close and personal interviews with Hosmer, Berry and Ortiz, open bar, cigars, locker room tours, a live auction and a reverse raffle.

Friday, April 20 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, April 20 - State Farm Good Neighbor Award

State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.

Friday, April 20 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Sunday, April 22 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

May
Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4 - Royals Equipment Drive presented by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund

The Royals partner with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund for the eighth annual Baseball Equipment Drive to gather new and gently-used equipment to pass along to needy youth and promote the game of baseball.

Thursday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 9 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Friday, May 4 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Sunday, May 6 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Wednesday, May 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.

Wednesday, May 16 - 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, May 17 - 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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Friday, May 18 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, May 18 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Sunday, May 20 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

June
Friday, June 1 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Saturday, June 2 - Play Sun Smart

Major League Baseball and the American Academy of Dermatology are committed to educating players and fans about the importance of sun safety. Play Sun Smart helps communicate how to “Play Sun Smart” throughout the season.

Sunday, June 3 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Tuesday, June 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.

Tuesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 14 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Wednesday, June 13 - 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.

Wednesday, June 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.

Friday, June 22 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
Learn More »

Friday, June 22 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Sunday, June 24 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Monday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 26 - Royals Wives Food Drive

During the annual Food Drive, Royals Wives will collect "kid-friendly" food and cash donations to benefit local food pantries in our community. The drive is highlighted by daily food collections and special fundraisers.

Monday, June 25 - Perfect Attendance Day

More than 6,000 area elementary school children who achieve perfect attendance throughout the academic school year are honored at one of two Perfect Attendance Days (also July 16). The Royals salute these dedicated students with complimentary tickets.

Tuesday, June 26 - 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
Sunday, July 8 - All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike

As part of the All-Star Game festivities, the third All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike will take place in downtown Kansas City! Major League Baseball will donate all net proceeds from the event to three charities supporting cancer research and awareness – Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and the Greater Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Friday, July 13 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, July 13 - State Farm Good Neighbor Award

State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.

Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Saturday, July 14 - Viva Los Royals

Join the Royals for our annual Viva Los Royals celebration on Saturday, July 14. The event, presented by Sprint, will feature pre-game festivities celebrating Hispanic heritage for all fans to enjoy.

Sunday, July 15 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Week of July 16 - Royals Blood Drive

The Royals partner with the Community Blood Centers to host the 20th Annual Royals Blood Drive during the week of July 16.

Monday, July 16 - Perfect Attendance Day

More than 6,000 area elementary school children who achieve perfect attendance throughout the academic school year are honored at one of two Perfect Attendance Days (also June 25). The Royals salute these dedicated students with complimentary tickets.

Tuesday, July 17 - Read to Succeed Night

More than 1,000 area elementary school children who completed the Sluggerrr's Read to Succeed program during the 2011-2012 academic year are recognized during a special night at the ballpark. The Royals salute these students with complimentary tickets, and the school that read the most minutes will be honored prior to the game.

Wednesday, July 18 - 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, July 20 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, July 20 - Buses for Baseball

The Major League Baseball Players Association hosts underprivileged children in all 30 ballparks through the Buses for Baseball program. The special guests will have a chance to meet with select Royals players and receive tickets, souvenirs, food and transportation.

Friday, July 20 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Saturday, July 21 - Salute to the Negro Leagues

The Royals and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum pay tribute to Kansas City's rich baseball tradition with this annual salute, which includes a pregame tailgate party to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Former Negro Leagues players will be recognized during pregame ceremonies. On the field, both the Royals and Twins will don Negro League uniforms.

Sunday, July 22 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

August
Wednesday, August 1 - Special Olympics Clinic

The Royals welcome athletes from Special Olympics Kansas City Metro and Special Olympics Kansas to Kauffman Stadium from for a special on-field clinic with select Royals instructors. The event also features a meet and greet session.

Wednesday, August 1 - 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, August 2 - Friday, August 3 - Back to School Drive

The Royals host the eighth annual Back to School Drive to collect basic school supplies and new backpacks for needy children. The Royals also encourage fans to donate gently-used books for the classrooms. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Friday, August 3 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, August 3 - Cain to Appear at Taco Bell

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain will meet fans and sign autographs at Taco Bell, located across from Kauffman Stadium at 4017 Blue Ridge Cut-Off in Kansas City, Mo., from noon to 1 p.m. Fans are invited to come out and meet Cain during this free event.

Friday, August 3 - State Farm Go to Bat Award

State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.

Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Saturday, August 4 - 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.

Sunday, August 5 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Friday, August 10 - TeamSmile

The Royals partner with TeamSmile to provide free dental health education, screening and treatment to pre-registered children in need at a special dental clinic in the Hall of Fame suites at Kauffman Stadium. More than 250 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City will receive dental care during the event.

Monday, August 13 - 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. The popular tournament benefits Special Olympics of Greater Kansas City Metro.
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Wednesday, August 15 - 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 17 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, August 17 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Saturday, August 18 - 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.

Sunday, August 19 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Wednesday, August 29 - 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 31 - Holland to Appear at Taco Bell

Pitcher Greg Holland will meet fans and sign autographs at Taco Bell, located at 525 NE Coronado Drive in Blue Springs, Mo., from noon to 1 p.m. Fans are invited to come out and meet Holland during this free event.

Friday, August 31 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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September
Saturday, September 1 - Butler to Appear at U.S. Toy

POSTPONED = The Royals and U.S. Toy will announce details of a rescheduled appearance at a later date.

Sunday, September 2 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Monday, September 3 - Tuesday, September 4 - Royals Charities/MLB Alumni Silent Auctions

Royals Charities partners with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association for an exclusive silent auction featuring memorabilia from current and former MLB stars. The auction, which runs from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning, is located outside the Royals Hall of Fame. Proceeds benefit Royals Charities and the MLBPAA to help offer free youth baseball clinics for kids.

Wednesday, September 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.

Friday, September 14 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
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Friday, September 14 - State Farm Go to Bat Award

State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.

Saturday, September 15 - Armed Forces Day

Join us for a special pregame tribute to honor our nation's Armed Forces!

Saturday, September 15 - Greg Holland Appearance

Greg Holland Appearance Pitcher Greg Holland will meet fans and sign autographs at Kansas Sampler (Lenexa location) from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Fans are invited to bring a canned food item to donate to Harvesters and meet Holland during this free event.

Saturday, September 15 - Private Lessons from Bruce Chen

Private lesson in support of Royals Charities Broadcast Auction: Bruce Chen.

Sunday, September 16 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Sunday, September 16 - YMCA Healthy Kids Day

The Royals partner with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for the second annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day at The K. Special activities and information booths will be set up around Kauffman Stadium to promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Fans can support the YMCA through a special ticket offer, which includes a donation to the organization, by visiting www.royals.com/ymca.
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Monday, September 17 - Gloves for Kids

Join some of your favorite Royals players and broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre to purchase new baseball gloves and other equipment for underprivileged youth baseball and softball players. Royals players join Lefebvre to sign autographs for fans who donate at least $25 to the cause.
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Tuesday, September 18 - 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 presented by Chevrolet are recognized in pregame ceremonies.

Wednesday, September 19 - 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, September 20 - Friday, September 21 - Coat Drive

The Royals are hosting the ninth annual Coat Drive on September 20-21. Royals Wives and community volunteers collect winter coats at Kauffman Stadium, accepting both new and gently used coats for both men and women in sizes ranging from infant to adult.

Friday, September 21 - 50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the fourth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and a local Kansas City charity.
Learn More »

Friday, September 21 - Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join the 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.

Saturday, September 22 - Everett Teaford Appearance

Pitcher Everett Teaford will meet fans and sign autographs at Rally House - North Kansas City from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Fans are invited to come out and meet Teaford during this free event.

Saturday, September 22 - 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 a local Kansas City charity.

Sunday, September 23 - Royals Troopers

The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Monday, September 24 - Trip to Joplin

Trip to Joplin in support of the Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge: Danny Duffy, Willie Aikens, John Mayberry, Brian McRae, Greg Pryor, Shawn Sedlacek.