Royals Caravan to visit St. Joseph and Omaha on Thursday, January 20

The Royals will launch the 2011 Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City as they visit fans in St. Joseph, Mo., and Omaha, Neb., on Thursday, January 20.  A number of current Royals players and front office officials, as well as Royals legends, will take part in the annual Caravan event with trips to Midwestern towns throughout January.

This Caravan trip will include Royals outfielders Alex Gordon and Mitch Maier, pitcher Luke Hochevar and Royals Hall of Famers John Mayberry and Frank White.  A tentative schedule of Caravan events is listed below and at royals.com/caravan.

Following the one-day trip, the club will host the marquee off-season event, Royals FanFest, taking place on January 21-22 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan.  The best place for fans to meet their favorite Royals, FanFest features appearances from more than 40 current, former and future players, interactive games for fans of all ages, main stage programming and much more.  Additional details can be found at royals.com/fanfest.

2011 Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City

North Caravan Trip:       Thursday, January 20

Participants:                       Alex Gordon, Luke Hochevar, Mitch Maier, John Mayberry, Frank White

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:              Meet & Greet at Hy-Vee – 201 N. Belt Hwy. in St. Joseph (Hosted by KFEQ Radio and St. Joseph Cablevision)

4-5 p.m.:                                       Visit kids undergoing treatment at Omaha Children’s Hospital – 8200 Dodge St. in Omaha (Hosted by Omaha Storm Chasers)

*Private event, but members of the media are welcome to attend

5:30-7:30 p.m.:                            Meet & Greet at Ultimate Baseball Academy – 4225 S. 121st St. in Omaha (Hosted by Omaha Storm Chasers)

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