Royals in the community

Diamond of Dreams to raise money for military organizations; Community events to follow during homestand

The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals return home to host the Houston Astros (June 24-26) and St. Louis Cardinals (June 27-28). During the homestand, the Club will host an MLB Pitch, Hit & Run event (June 25).

Tonight, Royals Charities hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, Diamond of Dreams presented by Teva, on the field at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event is sold out and features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction, live performance by 99.7 The Point band Daughtry and a spectacular fireworks show. Diamond of Dreams this year benefits local military organizations: Folds of Honor, Kansas and Missouri bases, the USO and reStart Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Those not in attendance may bid on silent auction items until 9:30 p.m. at www.diamond16.gesture.com.

Please see below for more details on other community events during the upcoming homestand.

Friday, June 24 - Houston Astros vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A portion of the proceeds from the nightly Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Kansas RBI. The organization will also distribute information outside of Royals Charities headquarters. www.royals.com/5050.

Saturday, June 25 - Houston Astros vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Scott's MLB Pitch, Hit & Run - Young baseball and softball players take the Kauffman Stadium field from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. to compete in the team championship of the Scott's MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition. This spring, more than 650,000 children participated nationwide in the free MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competitions. The top 24 qualifiers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska will compete at Kauffman Stadium in hopes of advancing to the National Finals at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego, CA.

Sunday, June 26 - Houston Astros vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.

Monday, June 27 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • Green Team - During select games throughout the season, local organizations and volunteers who sign up to be a part of the Royals Green Team, sponsored by Republic Services, will help collect aluminum and recyclable plastics at the stadium gates as well as throughout multiple innings of the game.

Tuesday, June 28 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • Green Team - During select games throughout the season, local organizations and volunteers who sign up to be a part of the Royals Green Team, sponsored by Republic Services, will help collect aluminum and recyclable plastics at the stadium gates as well as throughout multiple innings of the game.