Diamond of Dreams set for July 23

Annual on-field fundraiser to feature current and former Royals players and hit band 'American Authors'; Proceeds to benefit Royals Charities

Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams, presented by Bank of Kansas City, will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on July 23. This year's fundraiser, set to begin at 7 p.m., will benefit Royals Charities.

Diamond of Dreams will feature appearances from current and former Royals, as well as live entertainment from Island Records recording artists American Authors. Kelly Urich, morning show host on 99.7 The Point, will serve as emcee.

The event will include a fabulous food and drink menu from Kansas City favorites: 12 Baltimore, Barrel 31, Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Cleaver & Cork, Cupcake A La Mode, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Aramark, JJ's, The Kansas City Steak Co., La Bodega, McCormick & Schmick's and Zocalo.

Diamond of Dreams will also feature the Teva Silent Auction and an opportunity to win a Rolex watch courtesy of TIVOL. The evening's grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show.

Prior to the on-field event, Royals Charities will host the Tiffany & Co. VIP Party beginning at 5:30 p.m. The sold-out party will feature an exclusive Tiffany & Co. experience, "Keys for a Cause."

Tickets are available for the on-field event only for $125 and may be purchased online at www.royals.com/diamondofdreams or by calling (816) 504-4149.

Sponsorship opportunities and corporate packages are also available and include a private meet-and-greet with a Royals celebrity, a reserved hospitality tent with prominent company signage, event tickets and recognition throughout the festivities. For more on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a corporate package, please call (816) 504-4149.
 
Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams include Bank of Kansas City, Teva, LMC Truck, Sprint, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City Spaces, The Kansas City Steak Company, Aramark, The University of Kansas Hospital, Tiffany & Co., Garmin, Dr. Heather Klepacz and Anthony Winders.

Starting today, 99.7 The Point is executing a series of on-air giveaways with Kelly Urich and co-host Nycki Pace, where listeners will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the event. The contest will run through Friday, May 29 and again from Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23. Entries may also be made at www.997thepoint.com from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, July 19.

"Royals Charities is so excited to add this new element to our biggest fundraiser of the year - a prominent and well-known band in American Authors," said Marie Dispenza, director of Royals Charities. "We're very grateful to our friends at 99.7 The Point for helping to make this happen, and we're happy to have Kelly as our event emcee. It'll be a fun night all around and allow us to make a difference in the lives of people throughout the Greater Kansas City area."

About American Authors:
A four-piece alt-rock outfit based in Brooklyn, N.Y., American Authors use their razor-sharp musicianship and natural mastery of songcraft as a jumping-off point for sonic exploration. On their debut album "Oh, What a Life," singer Zac Barnett, guitarist James Adam Shelley, bassist Dave Rublin and drummer Matt Sanchez weave in everything from hip-hop grooves and Afro-Latin rhythms to dance-pop synths and Queen-inspired vocal harmonies - all while staying true to a rock-and-roll energy and melodic sensibility that's highly refined. Featuring their breakout hit song "Best Day of My Life" and follow-up single "Believer," the sunny yet soulful "Oh, What a Life" is also built on a magnetic sense of optimism that's carried American Authors from their formation at Boston's Berklee College of Music to their down-and-out early years in Brooklyn to their current status as an internationally-touring band on an ever-growing rise.

About Royals Charities:
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 dollars in grants since its inception and in 2014 donated $1.2 million to 104 Kansas City area organizations. For more information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.