The Kansas City Royals and Royals Charities will welcome 80 area children to the third annual Royals Charities Kids Holiday Party, set for Tuesday, December 13 at Kauffman Stadium. The club will host children from four area organizations – Della Lamb, El Centro, Inc., Operation Breakthrough and Spofford Home – during the party, which is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. in the Diamond Club.
During the event, the children will enjoy dinner, an opportunity to make holiday-themed crafts and a visit from Royals mascot Sluggerrr. All of the children will receive a gift from Santa Claus purchased by Royals associates and leave with a stocking full of goodies.
The holiday party is a private event for the select children from the four charitable organizations. Media members wishing to cover the event should enter Kauffman Stadium at Home Plate Gate C.
In addition, the Royals will once again support the Topeka (Kan.) Police Department’s Cops and Kids event on Saturday, December 10. Children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka will be paired with a police officer during the “Shop with a Cop” event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the WalMart located at 1501 SW Wanamaker Road in Topeka. Sluggerrr will make a special appearance to visit the children at the store from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The cops will then assist members of TARC – the Topeka Association for Retarded Citizens – with their holiday shopping beginning at 10 a.m. at the WalMart located at 2600 NW Rochester Road in Topeka.
For additional information on either of these events, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.