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Youth Programs

From promoting baseball to granting young dreams, the Royals have many programs aimed an enhancing the quality of life for the children in our community.

Greater Kansas City Day
Opening Day is not only the beginning of the baseball season, but also a day to make a difference for disadvantaged youth in Kansas City. On Greater KC Day, more than 1,600 volunteers team up with area celebrities to sell special editions of The Kansas City Star. One hundred percent of the proceeds of Greater KC Day benefit the Rotary Youth Camp and other deserving children's charities. Greater Kansas City Day is a partnership between the Royals, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City area Rotary Clubs and YOU!
Brett ready for Greater Kansas City Day
Honorary Lineup
Every Sunday when the Royals play at home, seven kids chosen at random to join the Royals on the field for the Royals Honorary Lineup.
Dream Factory
Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wish of a Dream Factory child. These youngsters who face serious challenges along with their families meet their favorite Royals players in the dugout, witness batting practice before the gates open and enjoy the game and refreshments. Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast in the "Dream Factory" segment.
Royals celebrate Dream Factory partnership
Pitch, Hit & Run
Each season young baseball players have the opportunity of a lifetime by competing in the sectional finals of Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Kauffman Stadium. Kids from across the Midwest earn the opportunity to test their baseball skills in hopes of advancing to the Pitch, Hit & Run finals held at the MLB All-Star Game.
RBI Program
The Royals, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Department of Parks & Recreation are partners in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. The league provides boys and girls ages 8-18 the opportunity to play organized baseball and softball, while placing emphasis on life skills such as teamwork, leadership and interacting with others. The Royals play an active role in fundraising, securing facilities, and recruiting players and coaches for RBI. In addition, the Royals host all RBI players to a special night at Kauffman Stadium. For more information on the RBI program, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City at (816) 361-3600.
Royals happy to support RBI program
Royals help launch new season of RBI
Gloves for Kids
Gloves for Kids is hosted by Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre's Footprints Foundation at Dick's Sporting Goods. Several Royals players join Lefebvre to sign autographs for fans who donate money for new baseball gloves for underprivileged youth baseball players. Receiving your first baseball glove is an experience the Royals hope to provide to many kids across the Midwest! More »
Worlds of Fun Royals Baseball Fan Fest
Several Royals players, along with mascot Sluggerrr, join fans from across the region at Worlds of Fun Royals Baseball Fan Fest to celebrate the two Kansas City summertime traditions!