Fan Appreciation Night Set for Saturday, October 2

The Kansas City Royals will host Fan Appreciation Night presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 2.  During the annual event, the club will salute fans with great prizes throughout the game as the Royals host the Tampa Bay Rays.  Game time is set for 6:10 p.m.

Prizes, which will be awarded randomly to ticket holders, include autographed memorabilia, tickets to the club’s 2011 Opening Day game, Crown Seats for a 2011 home game, tickets to the 2011 Royals FanFest, and gift certificates to the Majestic Team Store, MLB.com’s online shop, Hy-Vee and local restaurants such as La Bodega, Stroud’s, Sonic, Fogo de Chao, Sheridan’s and Blanc Burgers + Bottles.  Fans will also have a chance to win a Dugout Suite for 20 guests for a 2011 home game, gift packs from DRI DUCK and Miller, a Royals Odyssey Putter and gift pack courtesy of Commerce Bank, a Sprint Bluetooth headset and phone, an Anheuser-Busch neon sign and Aquafina “For a Year.”  A complete list of prizes is available at www.royals.com/fans.  In addition, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Royals Sluggie courtesy of Fox Sports Kansas City.

The Royals will also host a 610 Saturday pregame party during which fans can enjoy great food, live music from Project DNA, and activities for all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.  Fans may visit www.royals.com/610saturday for more information.

In conjunction with Fan Appreciation Night, Royals Charities will also host its annual Shirts Off Their Backs fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  This unique event gives fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey right off the back of their favorite Royals player.  The Royals will wear their alternate powder blue jersey uniform tops for that night’s game and fundraiser. 

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 one of the Royals.  Fans may visit www.royals.com/shirts for more information.

Fans can purchase game tickets for October 2 and all the remaining regular season home games online at royals.com, by phone at 1-800-6ROYALS, at metro area Hy-Vee stores and at the Kauffman Stadium ticket windows.

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