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Community Programs

Making a Difference in our Community

The Royals recognize the importance of working together to make a difference in our community. Through these programs we aim to address the needs of our teammates off the baseball field.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Led by Outfielder Alex Gordon, the Royals support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation throughout a variety of initiatives to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, treatments, and cures. Find out more about Gordon & the Royals involvement!

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Baseball Equipment Drive
Baseball Equipment Drive

In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball, its Clubs and the players to increase opportunities for youth participation in baseball and softball, the Kansas City Royals, along with pitchers Kelvin Herrera and Yordano Ventura, teamed up with the Baseball tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host Royals Equipment Day during a series at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals Blood Drive
Royals Blood Drive

The Royals are proud to partner with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City for an annual summer blood drive in Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Topeka. Registered donors can get a chance to meet Sluggerrr, Royals representatives and get tickets to a Royals game!

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Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness

On Breast Cancer Awareness Night the Royals team up with Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness for the disease.

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Dream Factory
Dream Factory

Throughout the season, the Royals grants the wishes of Dream Factory children. 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.

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Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out

The annual Girls Night Out event features a pre-game party in the Outfield Experience featuring food and beverage specials, a fashion show, massages, a chocolate fountain, and much more! A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the American Heart Association. This year's event will take place September 16th.

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Gloves for Kids
Gloves for Kids

Hosted by Royals announcer Ryan Lefebvre's Footprints Foundation, Gloves for Kids helps to purchase new baseball gloves and other equipment for underprivileged youth baseball players. Royals players join Lefebvre to sign autographs for fans who donate at least $25 to the cause. The event has raised more than $110,000 for area young ballplayers.

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Greater KC
Greater Kansas City Day

On Opening Day, the Royals team up with more than 1,500 volunteers to sell a special Royals edition of the Kansas City Star and exclusive Royals flags throughout the city. Proceeds from the sales help send kids to Rotary Youth Camp and other deserving children's charities.

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Green Team
Green Team

The Royals Green Team is helping keep Kansas City go green! The Royals invite groups of 20-40 volunteers to collect recyclables during a home game and promote environmental awareness. Groups are recognized throughout the game.

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Green Team
Moose Lodge

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas joins KCP&L to host the "Moose Lodge" to bring foster children and their families to select games throughout the season. Again this season, third baseman will host more than 250 children and their families who are part of local foster care programs at five Royals home games.

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Perfect Attendance
Royals Perfect Attendance Program

More than 6,000 area elementary school children who achieved perfect attendance throughout the academic school year are honored at designated Royals Perfect Attendance Days.

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Pitch, Hit & Run
Pitch, Hit & Run

Young baseball players have the opportunity of a lifetime by competing in the sectional finals of Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Kauffman Stadium after earning the opportunity at local competitions. For more information on how you can compete, see www.pitchhitrun.com

PLAY Clinic
PLAY Clinic

The Royals team up with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to host a free PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) clinic at Kauffman Stadium each season. Royals players join members of the Royals sports medicine staff to lead pre-selected youth in baseball fundamentals and exercises.

Play Sun Smart
Play Sun Smart

The Royals, Major League Baseball and the American Academy of Dermatology want everyone at the game to Play Sun Smart every day. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Learn how to prevent skin cancer not only at the ballpark, but throughout the year!

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Players Trust Buses for Baseball
Players Trust Buses for Baseball

The Major League Baseball Players Association hosts underprivileged children in ballparks through the Players Trust Buses for Baseball program. The special guests have a chance to meet with select Royals players behind the Royals dugout during batting practice and receive complimentary tickets, souvenirs, food, and transportation on the Fox Sports Kansas City Fan Express Bus.

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RBI Program
RBI Program

The Royals, along with Major League Baseball, support 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.

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School Day at The K
School Day at The K

Is there a better classroom than Kauffman Stadium? Students from all over Kansas and Missouri have the opportunity to go to class with the Royals by attending the annual "School Day at The K." The Fox 4 Weather Team, led by Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson, provides an educational experience that all of the youngsters thoroughly enjoy.

Stars of the Classroom
Stars of the Classroom

The Royals join 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.

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Step Up BIG with Hosmer
Step Up BIG with Hosmer

Eric Hosmer has been an advocate and spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City since 2011, helping to recruit hundreds of Bigs, raise over $10,000 and provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for Bigs and Littles. In 2014, Hosmer was nominated for the Roberto Clemente award due in part to his impact with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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TeamSmile
TeamSmile

The Royals partner with TeamSmile to host a free dental health education, screening, and treatment clinic at Kauffman Stadium for children associated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Kids receive free dental care in between games and healthy activities at The Little K.

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Viva Los Royals
Trophy Tour

The Royals brought the 2015 World Championship trophy to local communities all throughout the Midwest. Fans were able to see the trophy and get a photo taken at each stop. Throughout the three week trip, the trophy traveled 2,741 miles appeared at 22 public events, and visited with more than 15,000 fans.

Viva Los Royals
Viva Los Royals

Each year, the Royals honor Hispanic heritage by hosting a special pre-game celebration in the Outfield Experience complete with a concert, dancing, and a salsa competition with local restaurants!

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Youth Clinics
Youth Clinics

The Royals host a series of baseball instructional clinics with area youth leagues and special needs groups. The young ballplayers learn baseball basics from current and former Royals players who serve as the clinic instructors.

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