Online registration for free T.A.K.E. Defense classes

Royals Charities is teaming once again with 98.1 KUDL and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to host two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium during the 2009 season. The classes, which are free-of-charge and open to females ages 12 and older, are scheduled for Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, September 19. Both sessions will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants for the 2009 classes must pre-register online at royals.com/takedefense. All participants must sign a waiver, which is also available online. Participants under the age of 18 will also need a signature from a parent or guardian to participate.

The T.A.K.E. Defense classes aim to raise safety awareness and give women self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants will receive safety awareness tips and hands-on training in basic life-saving self-defense techniques during the class.

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation was created in honor of the late Ali Kemp, a metro teen who was murdered in 2002. T.A.K.E. Defense serves as a legacy to Ali’s life and has trained more than 26,000 girls and women in basic self-defense skills.

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