Royals host field maintenance clinic on March 24

Grounds Crew To Offer Past Grant Recipients Field Care Tips

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 23, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew, together with Royals Charities and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, will host a field maintenance clinic at Kauffman Stadium tomorrow, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

 Those who are taking part in the private event will have the opportunity to step onto the field at Kauffman Stadium and get a special preview of preseason preparations with members of the Royals Grounds Crew, including Trevor Vance, Senior Director of Groundskeeping and Landscaping. Vance and his crew will cover topics including field maintenance, mound and home plate management, repairing problem areas and game day preparation.

Participants for the invitation-only event include past Royals Charities Royalty Field grant recipients, Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant recipients and members of the local Sports Turf Managers Association.

In conjunction with the clinic, Royals Charities and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will present two $10,000 grants to the Clay Platte Baseball League for the renovation of their baseball fields. 

About the Baseball Tomorrow Fund:

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball designed to promote the growth of youth baseball and softball throughout the world by awarding grants to support field renovation and construction projects, equipment and uniform purchases, coaches training material and other selected program expenses. Since its formation by the MLBPA and MLB in 1999, BTF has awarded more than 800 grants totaling over $29 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. BTF also facilitates league-wide initiatives including the collection and distribution of new and gently used equipment to organizations in need as well as field maintenance education clinics. For more information, visit baseballtomorrowfund.com and follow BTF on Facebook, Twitter and MLBlogs.

About Royals Charities:

Created in 2001, Royals Charities, the charitable foundation of the Kansas City Royals, 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 $10.5 million dollars in grants since its inception.