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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 $7.8 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

Thanks for "Running for the Kids Who Can't" at the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Participants were able to run on the warning track as part of the 5K course. Each runner/walker received a medal and prizes were awarded to the top finishers overall and in each age category. Special thanks to Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City for its volunteer support. Because of your participation, Royals Charities raised $50,000 for Royals Charities and Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City to help support inclusion of kids with developmental disabilities in all activities!

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 more than $250,000 in 2013 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 2014 to win!

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Royals Charities Broadcast Auction
Broadcast Auction

Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City partnered for the fifth annual Broadcast Auction on Tuesday, June 10. This special on-air auction gave viewers the opportunity to bid on unique ballpark experiences and memorabilia and purchase exclusive ticket packages all in support of Royals Charities. Thank you to all of the fans and viewers who supported the Broadcast Auction. Because of you, we raised $120,000 for Royals Charities!

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Diamond of Dreams: Taking the Field for The University of Kansas Hospital
Diamond of Dreams

Diamond of Dreams: Taking the Field for The University of Kansas Hospital, Royals Charities' on-field gala, took place on Thursday, June 26, at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event featured appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction in the Royals' bullpen, live music from the Michael Beers Band, and a spectacular fireworks show. Thanks to you, we raised $140,000 for Royals Charities and The University of Kansas Neonatal Medical Home and Neonatal Intensive Care.

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Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament

On Monday, May 12, fans and corporate supporters had the opportunity to play golf with current and former Royals at the annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event featured great gifts, food, drink, prizes on the course, and an afternoon reception and awards program. This exciting tournament was held at The National Golf Club of Kansas City and supported Special Olympics KC Metro.

Thanks to all of our sponsors, celebrities, and golfers for making the Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament a huge success in 2014! Because of your support, Royals Charities was able to raise $60,000 for Special Olympics KC Metro! Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, DEMDACO!

Grants
Grants

Royals Charities, the charitable arm 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, September 20, Royals Charities hosted "Shirts Off Their Backs", giving fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey from a Royals player on-field after the game. Net proceeds benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

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

Royals Charities and the Kansas City Royals teamed 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 6. The class was free and open to all females ages 12 and older. T.A.K.E. has now reached over 58,000 participants thanks in part to the Kauffman Stadium classes.

Royals Legacy Brick Program
Legacy Bricks

The grand walkway at Homeplate Gate C features moments in Royals history surrounded by personal messages from fans all over the country. Fans who ordered Legacy Bricks have secured their place in Royals history! A portion of the proceeds from the Royals Legacy Brick Program supported Royals Charities. The program has ended as of January 28, 2013 and bricks are no longer available for purchase.