The Kansas City Royals are extremely proud of the Royals Wives and the time and effort they spend making Kansas City — their home away from home — a better place. The Royals Wives play an important role in community outreach efforts with their commitment to many charitable causes.
The wives play an integral part in the annual Royals Charities Broadcast Auction. The event, presented by FOX Sports Kansas City, is a special on-air auction that gives viewers the opportunity to bid on unique ballpark experiences or purchase an exclusive Royals ticket package. The ladies answer phones and take bids from Royals fans throughout the evening. In 2015, Royals Wives including Jamie Gordon, Jenny Guthrie, Lacey Holland, Stephanie Moustakas, Karla Rios and Jordan Clark helped raise more than $100,000 for Royals Charities.
Royals players and wives annually support the Diamond of Dreams fundraiser held on the Kauffman Stadium field, which raised more than $265,000 for Royals Charities in 2015! A crowd of more than 1,500 people, including several Royals players and their wives, attended the event on August 31 and enjoyed the Tiffany & Co. VIP Party and the on-field event featuring a fabulous menu, exclusive silent auction, a Rolex raffle, fireworks and a performance by Island Records recording artists American Authors.
Jamie Gordon, wife of outfielder Alex Gordon, led the Royals Wives and their children in selling lemonade at Kauffman Stadium again during the 2015 season to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
On August 9, fans were encouraged to stop by the Alex's Lemonade Stand in the Outfield Experience to support childhood cancer research. In addition, Royals Wives sold mystery bags featuring a baseball autographed by a Royals player. Royals Wives Tiffany Collins, Katelyn Davis, Sara Duffy, Ashley Hochevar, Lacey Holland, Isabel Morales, Stephanie Moustakas, Liz Young and Jordan Clark pitched in to help the Gordons with the event.
Hospital floors are filled with carts full of toys for kids during the annual Toys of Summer event. Led by Greg and Lacey Holland, several Royals players and their wives participated in 2015 toy distribution event on July 21. Royals Tim Collins, Wade Davis, Danny and Sara Duffy, Alex and Jamie Gordon, Jeremy Guthrie, Luke and Ashley Hochevar, Mike and Stephanie Moustakas, Jason and Shelley Vargas, and Chris and Liz Young helped the Hollands deliver toys and Royals gear to young patients. The group also delivered Shadow Buddies, condition-specific dolls designed to be a friend "just like me" for seriously ill children, thanks to a grant from Royals Charities.
Katelyn Davis, wife of pitcher Wade Davis, visited veterans associated with Save A Warrior at Kauffman Stadium on August 11. After the Davis family and Royals Charities joined for a $20,000 donation to the organization, the veterans had the chance to meet several current players during their visit to the ballpark. During the game, Katelyn surprised the group with Royals jerseys.
Infielder Christian Colon and his wife Kayla are teaming up with the Bishop Sullivan Center to help those in need in the Kansas City community during the 2015 season. The couple has created the Go2Bat4Others program to encourage children to learn more about their neighbors in need and to find ways to help.
In conjunction with the program, Kayla and several Royals Wives visited the Bishop Sullivan Center's St. James Place Community Kitchen to serve meals on June 4, 2015. Additional events to support the work of the Bishop Sullivan Center are planned for the 2015 season.
Jamie Gordon serves on the Board of Directors for SAFEHOME, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Several Royals Wives join Jamie to lend support to the organization, which also offers services including legal aid, counseling, healthcare advocacy, a 24-hour hotline and educational programs.
Together with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, the Royals hosted the annual Baseball Equipment Drive on May 20, 2014, to collect new and gently-used equipment and donations for needy youth.
Led by the families of Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura, all 2014 proceeds benefited Cristo Rey Kansas City.