Royals charities celebrates record-setting proceeds for Diamond of Dreams

Royals Charities announced today that Diamond of Dreams, presented by Teva, broke records again in 2016.

More than 1,200 people attended the foundation's signature event Thursday night, which featured the Tiffany & Co. VIP Party and on-field event, appearances from current and former Royals and a performance by the RCA Records band Daughtry. Kelly Urich, morning show host on 99.7 The Point, emceed the evening with co-host Taylor McKay.

Proceeds from ticket sales, the Teva Silent Auction, a Rolex watch raffle courtesy of TIVOL and an exclusive Tiffany & Co. "Mystery Box" experience, raised more than $350,000 to fund Royals Charities military partners, including Folds of Honor, families at local military posts and bases in Kansas and Missouri, the USO and reStart Supportive Services for Veterans Families.

Several local restaurants lined the outfield warning track: Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Bristol Seafood Grill, Cleaver & Cork, Cupcake A La Mode, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, JJ's Restaurant, Kansas City Steak Co., La Bodega, McCormick & Schmick's, Ophelia's and Zocalo.

The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show.

Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams included Teva, Aramark, LMC Truck, BOK Financial, DSS, Inc., Durkan/Mohawk, Edelman & Thompson, Garmin, HB Trucking, Kansas City Steak Co., Lockton, North Kansas City Dental, Sanders Management, Sprint, The Kansas City Star/Spaces, The University of Kansas Hospital 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 $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