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03/31/2008 5:03 PM ET
Royals Charities partner with Ali Kemp Foundation
Club sells team calendar for foundation; Hosts T.A.K.E. defense classes on field
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KANSAS CITY -- Royals Charities has announced a new partnership with 98.1 KUDL-FM to support The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation this season by selling a player calendar to benefit the foundation as well as hosting a pair of T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes at Kauffman Stadium.

A KCasual Look - 2008-2009 Player Calendar
The Royals are selling A KCasual Look, a new Royals player calendar, to benefit The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation. The April 2008-March 2009 calendars feature Royals players in casual, every-day clothing and are available for $10 each. Fans may purchase the calendars online starting today at royals.com/calendars or at Kauffman Stadium beginning Tuesday, April 8.

T.A.K.E. Defense Self-Defense Training
Royals Charities, along with 98.1 KUDL and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, will host two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium. The T.A.K.E. Defense classes aim to raise safety awareness and give women self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants will receive safety awareness tips and hands-on training in basic life-saving self-defense techniques during the class.

The T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes are free and open to female fans ages 12 and older. Class dates are Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. For more information or to register for the classes, please visit royals.com/takedefense.

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation was created in honor of the late Ali Kemp, a metro teen who was murdered in 2002. T.A.K.E. Defense serves as a legacy to Ali's life and has trained more than 20,000 girls and women in basic self-defense skills. T.A.K.E. Defense carries its message and training locally and across the United States each year to communities, colleges, and universities and has been featured on America's Most Wanted, ABC's "20/20" and CBS Prime Time along with numerous local and regional newscasts.
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