Royals in the community

Hosmer Honored as Roberto Clemente Award Nominee, Special Olympics Clinic among highlights of busy homestand

The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals will host the Oakland Athletics (September 12-15) and Chicago White Sox (September 16-19). On September 12, the Club will honor Eric Hosmer as the Royals nominee for the Major League Baseball Roberto Clemente Award. The Royals will also host kids to the ballpark and take part in many events, including the Special Olympics Clinic (September 13), Big Brothers Big Sisters (September 13), Breast Cancer Awareness Night (September 15) and "C" You at The K (September 15).

Please note the 6:15 p.m. start times for the series against Oakland. In addition, the game on Monday, September 19 is the makeup game from May 26 and has a 1:15 p.m. scheduled first pitch. Please see below for more details.

Monday, September 12 -- Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Roberto Clemente Award Presentation -- The Royals honor their nominee for the MLB Roberto Clemente Award. The award is given annually to the player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The club's honoree, All-Star Game MVP and three-time Gold Glove recipient Eric Hosmer, will be presented an award from Royals President Dan Glass prior to the game. Fan voting (#VoteHosmer) and a special selection committee will determine the national winner, announced at the 2016 World Series.

Tuesday, September 13 -- Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Special Olympics Softball Game -- From Noon to 1 p.m., the Royals will host select athletes from Special Olympics Kansas and Missouri for a softball game in the outfield of Kauffman Stadium. Special Olympics Metro was the recipient of the Royals Charities Golf Tournament held earlier this season, which raised $96,000 for the organization.
  • Hosmer hosts Big Brothers, Big Sisters -- Eric Hosmer will host 30 participants from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City program. The first baseman will meet the group in the stands during Royals batting practice.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson -- A portion of the proceeds from the nightly Royals Charities fundraiser will benefit Charlie's House, an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in and around the home. The organization will also distribute information outside the Royals Charities headquarters. www.royals.com/5050.
  • Royals Charities Check Presentation -- Royals Charities along with Edelman & Thompson will host a ceremonial check presentation celebrating the $650,000 raised so far during the 2016 season through the 50/50 raffle. This money helps fund the Royals Charities Grant and Royalty Fields programs. The fall deadline for grant applications is Monday, October 3. To apply, please visit www.royals.com/grants or www.royals.com/royaltyfields.

Wednesday, September 14 -- Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 6:15 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.
  • Royals Charities Check Presentation -- Royals Charities will present a check to the KC Pet Project in conjunction with Bark at the Park.

Thursday, September 15 -- Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness -- The Royals will host Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City for Breast Cancer Awareness Night, which was originally scheduled for May 26 but postponed due to the rainout. Throughout the night, the Royals will recognize breast cancer survivors, including the MLB Honorary Batgirl Nancy Monasmith from Independence, Mo. She will join other survivors during a special pregame presentation. In addition, Leslie Gordon, mother of Alex Gordon and also a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. The experts from the University of Kansas Hospital will also be on-hand at Gate D to provide education to fans. A portion of the proceeds from the Royals Charities 50/50, presented by Edelman & Thompson, will benefit Komen Kansas City.
  • "C" You at The K presented by Rodrock Development -- General Manager Dayton Moore, together with the "C" You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) and the Royals, is hosting area groups at select games this season. The special guests from the Guadalupe Center will watch batting practice, enjoy dinner with Moore and watch the Royals game. The CYITML Foundation was founded in January 2014 to support youth baseball, education, faith-based organizations and events and families in crisis throughout the greater Kansas City area and beyond. Darol Rodrock Foundation was developed to help children in foster care overcome challenges and realize the good in them and their future.

Friday, September 16 -- Chicago White Sox 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.
  • Royals Charities Check Presentation -- Royals Charities will present a check to the American Heart Association in conjunction with Girls Night Out.

Saturday, September 17 -- Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 6:15 p.m.

  • Warriors' Ascent Warriors Run -- Katelyn Davis, wife of Royals pitcher Wade Davis, will join other Royals Wives at the Warriors Run 5K obstacle course challenge to benefit Warriors' Ascent. The run, taking place at Zip KC, located at 12829 Loring Dr. in Bonner Springs, Kan., will support the Kansas City organization that helps military members and first responders dealing with Post Traumatic Stress. Wade Davis is scheduled to appear the morning of the race as well. For more information, or to sign-up, see www.warriorsrunkc.com.
  • 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 18 -- Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.

  • Royals Charities Check Presentation -- In conjunction with STAR WARS Day, Royals Charities will present a $25,000 check that will be evenly divided among the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Dream Factory, Make a Wish Foundation and Toys for Tots. Director of Royals Charities Marie Dispenza will be joined on-field by various Star Wars characters and representatives of each children's charity to present the check.

Monday, September 19 -- Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 1:15 p.m.