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DeJesus, Greinke co-chair Baseball Equipment Drive (April 23-24)



Equipment_Drive.jpgThe Kansas City Royals and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will team with Royals outfielder David DeJesus and 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke for the sixth annual Royals Baseball Equipment Drive.  The drive is set for Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at Kauffman Stadium prior to the first two games of the Royals-Minnesota Twins weekend series.  This season’s Baseball Equipment Drive will benefit Della Lamb Youth Baseball.

Collection times will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 23 and 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on April 24.  Royals Wives will greet fans and collect new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at Gate C of Kauffman Stadium, while Della Lamb volunteers will be stationed at Hy-Vee Gate B.  All types of baseball and softball equipment will be accepted, including gloves, baseballs, bases, batting tees, bats, batting helmets, shoes and uniforms.  In addition to the collected items, Della Lamb Youth Baseball will also receive a $5,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund.

Della Lamb provides low-income families with an array of services including child care, youth programs and elementary charter school education, adult education, emergency social services and international refugee services.  The organization serves over 400 inner city youth in the Kansas City metro area through educational, athletic, recreational and cultural activities.  This year, more than 130 kids will participate in youth baseball. 

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund was established in 1999 to promote and enhance the growth of baseball throughout the world by funding programs, field improvements and equipment purchases all in an effort to encourage and maintain youth participation in baseball and softball.  The Baseball Tomorrow Fund averages $1.5 million in grants annually.

 

Royals Equipment Drive, Sunday lineup

DeJesus_Equipment_Drive.jpgIf you’re headed out to the park today, be sure to drop off some new or gently used baseball equipment.  Today is the second day of the Baseball Equipment Drive, which benefits the Guadalupe Centers Youth Baseball Fund.  All types of baseball and softball equipment will be accepted, including gloves, baseballs, bases, batting tees, bats, batting helmets, shoes and uniforms.  Cash donations are also accepted.

Mahay_Equipment_Drive.jpgHere are some pictures from last night.  David DeJesus and Ron Mahay, co-chairs of the drive, along with the Royals Wives, were on hand to meet fans and collect items on Saturday night.  Thank you to everyone who donated items on Saturday, and we hope that you can bring items by on Sunday.

Here’s your Kansas City lineup for Sunday:

Crisp – CF
DeJesus – LF
Teahen – 3B
Guillen – RF
Jacobs – 1B
Callaspo – 2B
Olivo – C
Maier – RF
Aviles – SS
Ponson – P

Baseball Equipment Drive set for Saturday and Sunday

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The Royals and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund are teaming up for the fourth annual Royals Baseball Equipment Drive to benefit the Guadalupe Centers Youth Baseball Program

Royals Wives will collect new and gently used baseball and softball equipment on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Gate E, while volunteers will be stationed at Gates A, B and D. 

Volunteers will also collect items on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All types of baseball and softball equipment will be accepted, including gloves, baseballs, bases, batting tees, bats, batting helmets, shoes and uniforms.

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BIENVENIDO…

…to losroyals.com!

Monday afternoon we officially launched losroyals.com – the club’s Spanish-language website – entering into a new era in Royals baseball!

royals_spa_url_good.jpgYou might not realize this, but on the 25-man roster, we have nine Hispanic players – Alberto Callaspo, Esteban German, Jose Guillen, Leo Nunez, Miguel Olivo, Tony Pena, Jr.,  Joel Peralta, Ramon Ramirez and Joakim Soria – as well as one Hispanic coach (third base coach Luis Silverio). That’s more than a third of our roster who consider English to be their second language. So, it’s only natural that we want to highlight these players as well as recognize our fast-growing Hispanic-fan base…thus, losroyals.com!

The site, which is updated daily, features MLB.com editorial including game stories, recaps, features, photo galleries and more. There’ll be special ticket programs offered and details on upcoming promotions and events (Viva Los Royals on Sept. 6!) at Kauffman Stadium. In addition, exclusive content on the site will include a recurring series of video profiles provided by Univision Kansas City featuring our Hispanic players. Just like royals.com and the Royals Report, you can also sign up for the site’s official online newsletter, the Royals Boletin. The Royals are among 16 MLB clubs offering Spanish-language websites and the second to do so from the American League Central (joining the Chicago White Sox).

IMG_1412.JPGRight as we announced the website launch at the Guadalupe Centers, Inc., Monday afternoon, the first part of a two-part series on Coach Silverio launched on both the Spanish and English sites – a great example of the kind of in-depth pieces you can expect to see on losroyals.com.

And…along with a press release this morning…we also used the afternoon presser to announce the upcoming Royals Baseball Equipment Drive, which is scheduled for Friday, April 25 prior to the Royals-Blue Jays game at The K. The annual drive is collecting new and gently used baseball equipment to benefit the Guadalupe Center Youth Baseball program. As the drive recipients, the Guadalupe Centers, Inc., will also receive a $5,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, which will be presented to them on Wednesday, April 23 prior to the game. For more details on the drive, click here.

So, check out the new site because, as Royals President Dan Glass said during the press conference, “Losroyals.com is a new vehicle the Royals can provide to fans to eliminate another barrier and bring a new culture closer to the team.” Enjoy!

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