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.
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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
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.
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!Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
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.
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!
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.