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Royals Charities: Events & Programs

The Kansas City Royals and Royals Charities are committed to being active members of the Kansas City community and region. Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball and military in and around the Kansas City area. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial donations, as well as in-kind support, including memorabilia, tickets and publicity. Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $9 million since its inception.

Please consider joining us to support Royals Charities through the exciting signature events and programs shown below.

Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk
Royals 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 22. Participants will have the opportunity to run on the warning track as a part of the 5K course. Each runner/walker will receive a Royals ticket voucher for an upcoming Royals Game and a 5K Run/Walk t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.

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50/50 Raffle
50/50 Raffle

An in-stadium fundraiser presented by Royals Charities and Edelman & Thompson in which a lucky fan can win big! Staff will sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be donated to Royals Charities. Royals Charities raised $645,000 in 2014 through the 50/50 Raffle which directly supported charities in the Kansas City community and Midwest region. Play the 50/50 Raffle at every home game in 2015 to win big... for charity!

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Royals Charities Broadcast Auction
Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City partner for the sixth annual Broadcast Auction on Friday, August 7. This special on-air auction gives viewers the opportunity to bid on unique ballpark experiences and memorabilia and purchase exclusive ticket packages all in support of Royals Charities.

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Diamond of Dreams
Diamond of Dreams

Diamond of Dreams, Royals Charities' on-field gala, is on Monday, August 31, at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction in the Royals' bullpen, live music and a spectacular fireworks show you'll watch from the outfield grass to end the night!

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Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 1, fans and corporate supporters played golf with current and former Royals celebrities at the annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event featured great gifts, food, drinks, prizes on the course, and an afternoon reception and awards program. This tournament was held at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, and Royals Charities raised $60,000 to support Special Olympics KC Metro.

Grants
Grants

Royals Charities, the charitable foundation of the Kansas City Royals, proudly supports local nonprofit and charitable organizations that focus on children, education, youth baseball/softball, and military. Royals Charities distributes grants twice a year during a Spring and Fall grant cycle.

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Royalty Fields Grant Program
Royalty Fields

Created in 2006, the Royalty Fields grant program is an ongoing Royals Charities effort that strives to improve baseball and softball facilities across the Midwest. Baseball and softball programs in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas or South Dakota can apply for a Royalty Fields matching grant of up to $5,000 for major renovations.

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Shirts Off Their Backs
Shirts off Their Backs

On Saturday, May 16, Royals Charities held the in-stadium event, Shirts Off Their Backs, which gave fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey from a Royals player on-field after the game. Royals Charities supported HappyBottoms with a $15,000 donation thanks to this event.

T.A.K.E. Defense
T.A.K.E. Defense

Royals Charities and the Kansas City Royals are teaming up with 99.7 THE POINT and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to host a T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense class for the seventh year on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, September 19. The class is free and open to all females ages 12 and older. T.A.K.E. has now reached over 60,000 participants thanks in part to the Kauffman Stadium classes.

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National Council of La Raza Annual Conference & National Latino Family Expo
La Raza Annual Conference & National Latino Family Expo

The Royals have partnered with the National Council of La Raza and will be a part of the 2015 National Latino Family Expo, taking place at the Kansas City Convention Center from Saturday, July 11th through Monday, July 13th. Royals alumni along with 3&2 Baseball will provide convention goers with 1 on 1 hitting and pitching instruction from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 11th and July 12th and from 11am to 3pm on Monday, July 13th. Be sure to come out and be a part of this great event.