Diamond of Dreams set for June 23

Annual on-field fundraiser to feature current and former Royals players and the hit band 'Daughtry';

Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams, presented by Teva, will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, June 23. This year's fundraiser, set to begin at 7 p.m., will benefit local military organizations.

Diamond of Dreams will feature appearances from your World Series Champion Royals, as well as live entertainment from the platinum-selling American rock band Daughtry. 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 Barrel 31, Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Cleaver & Cork, Cupcake A La Mode, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, JJ's Restaurant, The Kansas City Steak Co., La Bodega, McCormick & Schmick's, Ophelia's and Zocalo.

Along with great food, Diamond of Dreams will also feature the Teva Silent Auction. The evening's grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show.

Prior to the on-field event, Royals Charities will host a private VIP Party for event sponsors that features an Exclusive Tiffany & Co. Event beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for the on-field event for $175 and may be purchased online at www.royals.com/diamondofdreams or by calling (816) 504-4149.

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities and corporate packages are also available and can 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 or email href="https://mlbammail.mlb.com/owa/redir.aspx?

Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams include Teva, Aramark, BOK Financial, Durkan/Mohawk, Garmin, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City Spaces, The Kansas City Steak Co., Lockton, Sanders Management, Sprint and The University of Kansas Hospital.

"Under the direction of Dan and Penny Glass, Diamond of Dreams has become an unforgettable night for our players and fans to come together for a great cause," said Ben Aken, Vice-President Community Relations. "We are thrilled to have Daughtry, 99.7 The Point, Teva and our generous partners help us impact military families far beyond the party on the field."

About Daughtry: Since forming, Daughtry has released four studio albums (Daughtry, Leave This Town, Break the Spell and Baptized), one Greatest Hits album, scored four number one hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, won three People's Choice Awards, sold over 8 million albums and sixteen million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band earned four #1 singles, including the multi-format number one song It's Not Over. Daughtry's self-titled debut was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive number one album. Daughtry's third album, Break The Spell, was certified gold within four weeks of its release while their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified gold single, Waiting for Superman.  In addition to music, Chris Daughtry is also an actor, comic book artist and philanthropist.

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 $10.5 million dollars in grants since its inception and in 2015 donated $1.5 million to 122 Kansas City area organizations. For more information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.