Shirts off their backs set for September 20

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 11, 2014) - As part of Fan Appreciation Day, Royals Charities will host Shirts Off Their Backs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City on Saturday, September 20 during the game against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m.

Shirts Off Their Backs gives fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey right off the back of their favorite Royals player. Throughout the game, Royals Charities will join Ronald McDonald House volunteers to sell $1 instant-win scratch tickets. Following the game, the winners will be escorted to the field where they will receive a game-worn jersey directly from a Royals player or coach. 

In addition, fans have the opportunity to bid on one of the spots and secure their place on the field by visiting www.royals.com/shirtsofftheirbacks. The auction package also includes four Field Plaza tickets and a parking pass to the game. Please note that specific player jersey requests cannot be guaranteed. The auction is currently open and will close on Wednesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. CDT.

Proceeds from the Shirts Off Their Backs event will benefit Royals Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, which provides a home away from home for sick children and their families while they are being treated at local hospitals. Please visit www.rmhckc.org for more information on the organization.

Fans may purchase tickets for the September 20 game and all remaining home games online at royals.com, by calling 1-800-6ROYALS, at area Hy-Vee stores or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office.

For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.