Royals Stay Busy On and Off the Field
In addition to a weekend of action on the field against the Blue Jays, the Royals have a weekend packed full of events off the field as well.
Friday, a group of around 200 people had an opportunity to welcome new Royals General Manager Dayton Moore to the Kansas City community. Moore appeared alongside Kansas City legend Buck O’Neil as a guest panelist for the State Farm Legends Luncheon held at the Madrid Theater. Proceeds from the event went the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Moore fielded questions from the audience and shared some of his favorite baseball memories during the hour-long stage presentation.
Be sure to check out the upcoming events page on royals.com for guest information for the next State Farm Legends Luncheon, which is set for Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Meanwhile, third baseman Mark Teahen, pitcher Joe Nelson and coaches Fred Kendall and Luis Silverio hosted a free instructional clinic for kids from Blue Valley Recreation. Not only do the kids get to learn about the fundamentals of the game, they get to share the field with some of their favorite Royals!
The clinic is part of the club’s George Brett Youth Baseball and Softball Program, which offers fundraising opportunities to youth leagues across the metro area. The Royals have already conducted five of these clinics during the last month with several more dates still on the calendar!
In addition to instructional clinics, leagues can earn other cool incentives such as Royals uniform patches, on-field parades at Kauffman Stadium, and first-pitch opportunities through this program. Call the Royals at (816) 921-8000 for more information on how to get your youth league involved!
Manager Buddy Bell and members of his coaching staff arrived at the ballpark early on Saturday to participate in Baseball 101. This fun event, which is presented by HCA Midwest Hospitals, is designed exclusively for women 16 year old and over. Buddy and the coaches worked with the women on learning baseball basics and general terminology that is central to understanding the game. Proceeds from the event benefited the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City.
Remember to keep checking the community section of royals.com for updates on future Royals events!