Royals Caravan Continues With Stops In Missouri, Kansas & Arkansas

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 11, 2012) – The annual Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City continues next week with stops in cities across Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas.

Beginning in 1968, the Royals have embarked on the annual Royals Caravan to visit fans throughout the Midwest.  This January, several current and former Royals players, broadcasters and front office personnel are joining Royals mascot Sluggerrr for Caravan events. 

One Royals contingent will make stops in Cameron, Maryville and St. Joseph, Mo., before heading into Kansas for appearances in Topeka and Wichita.  The other traveling party will head south, visiting Clinton, Joplin and Springfield, Mo., and Pittsburg, Kan.  The South Caravan will also take part in a Baseball Luncheon hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Springdale Rotary Club in Springdale, Ark., on Monday, January 16.  Chairman/Owner David Glass is scheduled to attend the event and briefly address luncheon guests.

Royals scheduled to appear during the second week include designated hitter Billy Butler and pitchers Louis Coleman, Aaron Crow, Danny Duffy, Greg Holland and Everett Teaford.  In addition, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, broadcasters Joel Goldberg and Steve Stewart, and Royals Hall of Famers Jeff Montgomery and Willie Wilson are also scheduled to participate. 

A tentative schedule of Caravan events for Sunday, January 15-Monday, January 16 is listed below and also available at www.royals.com/caravan.

 

2012 Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City

 

Sunday, January 15                   Missouri/Kansas Trip – Day #1                                                                                        

Participants:                                Billy Butler, Danny Duffy, Greg Holland, Kevin Seitzer, Steve Stewart

Cities:                                              Cameron, St. Joseph and Maryville, MO

 

Events:                                           Noon – 1 p.m.                 Meet & Greet at Whistle Stop Cafe – 7718 Northeast Old

                                                                                                Highway 69 in Cameron (Hosted by KKWK Radio)

                                                         

                                                          2-3:30 p.m.:                Meet & Greet at Hy-Vee –  201 N. Belt Hwy. in

                                                                                                St. Joseph (Hosted by KFEQ Radio)

                                                       

                                                          4:30-5:30 p.m.:          Meet & Greet at Nodaway County Senior Center –

                                                                                                1210 East 1st Street  in Maryville (Hosted by KNIM Radio)

 

 

Sunday, January 15                   South Trip – Day #1                                                                                                              

Participants:                                Louis Coleman, Aaron Crow, Everett Teaford, Willie Wilson, Joel Goldberg

Cities:                                             Clinton, Joplin and Springfield, Mo.

 

Events:                                           12:30-1:30 p.m.:                    Meet & Greet at Strike Zone Family Fun Center –

                                                                                                1321 E. Ohio in Clinton (Hosted by KDKD Radio)

 

                                                          4-5 p.m.                      Meet & Greet at Northpark Mall –

                                                                                                101 N. Rangeline Rd. in Joplin (Hosted by KKOW Radio)

 

                                                          6:30-7:30 p.m.           Meet & Greet at Ziggie’s Café –

                                                                                                1772 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield (Hosted by KWTO Radio)

 

 

Monday, January 16                 Missouri/Kansas Trip – Day #2                                                                                        

Participants:                                Billy Butler, Danny Duffy, Greg Holland, Jeff Montgomery, Steve Stewart

Cities:                                             Topeka and Wichita, Kan.

 

Events:                                            11:30-12:45 p.m.:           WIBW Radio Luncheon at Mr. Stirfry – 1700 S.W.

                                                                                                Wanamaker Rd. in Topeka (Hosted by WIBW Radio)

                                                          ** Private event.  Members of the media are invited to attend. **

 

                                                          12:45-1:45 p.m.:                    Meet & Greet at Mr. Stirfry – 1700 S.W. Wanamaker Rd. in

                                                                                                Topeka (Hosted by WIBW Radio)

 

                                                          4:30-5:30 p.m.:          Meet & Greet at Kansas Sampler –

                                                                                               

3053 N. Rock Rd.

in Wichita (Hosted by KFH-AM)

 

Monday, January 16                 South Trip – Day #2                                                                                                              

Participants:                                Louis Coleman, Aaron Crow, Everett Teaford, Willie Wilson, Joel Goldberg

Cities:                                             Springdale, Ark. and Pittsburg, Kan.

 

Events:                                           11:30 am-1:30 pm:        Baseball Luncheon at Holiday Inn –

                                                                                                1500 South 48th St. in Springdale

                                                                                                (Hosted by NW Arkansas Naturals & Springdale Rotary Club)

                                                          ** Royals Chairman/Owner David Glass is scheduled to attend the event and briefly address luncheon guests.  Contact the NW Arkansas Naturals for more information at (479) 927-4900. **

 

                                                          4-5 p.m.                      Meet & Greet at Meadowbrook Mall – 202 E. Centennial Dr.

                                                                                                in Pittsburg (Hosted by KKOW Radio)

 

Please note that all participants are subject to change.  For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.