Proceeds from ticket sales, the Teva Silent Auction, a Rolex watch raffle courtesy of TIVOL and an exclusive Tiffany & Co. experience, "Keys for a Cause," raised more than $265,000 to fund Royals Charities grants to local nonprofits.
Several local restaurants lined the outfield warning track: 12 Baltimore, Aramark, Barrel 31, Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Cleaver & Cork, Cupcake A La Mode, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, JJ's Restaurant, La Bodega, McCormick & Schmick's, Ophelia's, The Kansas City Steak Co. and Zocalo.
The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show.
Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams included Bank of Kansas City, Aramark, Teva, DSS Inc., FOX Sports Kansas City, Garmin, Heather Klepacz, MD & Anthony Winders, LMC Truck, Sprint, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City Spaces, The Kansas City Steak Company, The University of Kansas Hospital, TeamSmile and Tiffany & Co.
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.