Royals in the community

Hosmer honored as Heart and Hustle Award recipient; Royals to raise awareness about pediatric cancer in September

The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals will host the New York Yankees (August 29-31) and Detroit Tigers (September 2-4). Starting September 2, the Kansas City Royals and Royals Charities will be raising awareness about pediatric cancer through various events and fundraisers. Alex's Lemonade Stand will be selling lemonade in the outfield experience, Braden's Hope calendars will be sold throughout the stadium and Noah's Bandage Project will host its annual drive. Royals Charities will also support Warriors' Ascent (August 29), Ronald McDonald House (September 2) and Bacon Day at The K (September 3).

In support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, game-worn gold jerseys will be auctioned online. From August 30 to September 12, fans can go to www.royals.com/auctions to bid on the exclusive jerseys. Proceeds benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand, Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer and Noah's Bandage Project.
 
Monday, August 29 - New York Yankees vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • "Wade's Crew" Shirts to Benefit Warriors' Ascent - Volunteers will be on hand at Gate A to distribute "Wade's Crew" shirts for a donation of $30 to benefit the Warriors' Ascent, a Kansas City organization that helps military members and first responders dealing with Post Traumatic Stress. The volunteers will distribute shirts from 5:30 p.m. through the third inning. Fans can find out more about the Warrior's Run taking place on Saturday, September 17, where Katelyn Davis, wife of pitcher Wade Davis, and fellow Royals Wives will join other participants in the obstacle course challenge. For more information, see http://www.warriorsrunkc.com. Also, Army veteran Adam Magers, Warriors' Ascent Director of Programs, will be honored in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat. The Davis Family and Royals Charities support the organization throughout the year.

Tuesday, August 30 - New York Yankees vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • Heart & Hustle Award - The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will honor Eric Hosmer as the Royals recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, which recognizes players who best demonstrate a passion for the game.

Wednesday, August 31 - New York Yankees vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • Dream Factory - Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wishes of Dream Factory children. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, will meet Royals players, watch batting practice from the dugout and enjoy the game and refreshments. Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast. 

Thursday, September 1 - Off Day
 
Friday, September 2 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:15 p.m.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City Service Project - Royals Charities will provide RMHC-KC with a $50,000 grant to renovate a portion of the Longfellow House basement with a Royals theme. Royals associates and Sluggerrr will launch the project by preparing and serving a meal to families currently staying at the Longfellow House.
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Night - The Royals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, will dedicate September 2 to raising awareness about childhood cancer. Players, coaches and grounds crew members will wear gold decals and wristbands in support of the cause. Special guests will participate in pregame ceremonies, and public service announcements will run on CrownVision throughout the evening. Representatives from The University of Kansas Hospital will also be on site to distribute information and answer questions about pediatric cancer at Gate D. Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer calendars can be purchased in Royals Charities headquarters throughout the game and at Gate B until the third inning. Proceeds from these sales go directly back to Braden's Hope. 
  • Royals Family Lemonade Stand to Benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - Jamie Gordon, wife of outfielder Alex Gordon, and the Royals Wives and their children will be selling lemonade to raise money for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. From 5:30 p.m. to first pitch, fans can stop by the Alex's Lemonade Stand in the Outfield Experience to support childhood cancer research. Royals Wives will also be selling mystery bags featuring a baseball autographed by a Royals player. For more information, visit www.royals.com/lemonade.  
  • Noah's Bandage Project Bandage Drive - The Royals will be collecting colorful and fun bandages throughout the Royals-Tigers series. Noah's Bandage Project-branded drop-off boxes will be located at each gate, Royals Charities headquarters and Guest Services on the main concourse and view level. Each donated box of bandages will go to Noah's Bandage Project for children in area hospitals. 
  • 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. 

Saturday, September 3 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Noah's Bandage Project Bandage Drive Continues
  • Royals Charities 50/50 Raffle - In addition to all of the festivities surrounding Bacon Day at The K, the winner of the Royals Charities 50/50 raffle will take home a year supply of free Farmland products. Farmland will also match the raffle proceeds by donating up to 25,000 pounds of protein to a local food bank. 
  • 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. 

Sunday, September 4 - Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.

  • Noah's Bandage Project Bandage Drive Continues
  • Special Day at The K - The Royals, alongside Rex and Jennifer Hudler's Team Up for Down Syndrome, will present Special Day at The K. $5 of each Theme Ticket purchased will be donated Team Up for Down Syndrome, which benefits Special Olympics and the Kansas City area special needs community. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.royals.com/themetickets

Fans may purchase tickets online at royals.com, by calling 1-800-6ROYALS, at area Hy-Vee stores or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office.