To honor the legacy of Yordano Ventura, the Royals announce the ACE 30 Memorial Fund has been established through Royals Charities. Funds will support youth baseball projects in his native country of the Dominican Republic.
Yordano maintained a strong connection to the Dominican Republic, and the community in his hometown of Las Terrenas. During the off-season, he returned to live in the area while working out at the Royals Dominican Academy located in Guerra, Santo Domingo.
Giving kids the opportunity to play baseball was always important to Yordano. He stayed connected to Liga Kelly, the local baseball program he grew up playing with in Las Terrenas. In addition, Yordanoserved as a co-chair of the Royals Baseball Equipment Drive, which provides baseball equipment and funds for young baseball and softball players in Kansas City.
To join the team in remembering Yordano and his commitment to the youth of the Dominican, fans can donate to the ACE 30 Memorial Fund at www.royals.com/yordano or send donations to:
Attn: ACE 30 Memorial Fund
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129