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Ryan Lefebvre’s Gloves for Kids event was held on Monday at Rally House North in Kansas City. Nine Royals players and Manager Ned Yost attended the event, which raised more than $6,800. The donations will go toward baseball equipment for both Kansas City area kids as well as hundreds of kids in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Those kids will receive new baseball gloves from Kelvin Herrera, Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar who will distribute the items when they return home in the off-season.
Royals fans are familiar with Ryan Lefebvre’s Gloves for Kids event that collects baseball gloves. Now, Lefebvre has a new event that will collect winter clothes and gloves for the Salvation Army. Royals alumni, front office associates and broadcasters are scheduled to participate in the first-ever Winter Gloves for Kids bowling event on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at Lucky Strike in Kansas City’s Power and Light District.
Participants include Royals Hall of Fame players Dennis Leonard, Paul Splittorff, Jeff Montgomery, Frank White and Willie Wilson along with former Royals players Mike Boddicker, Al Fitzmorris, Shane Halter, David Howard and Brian McRae. Sports media personalities include Lefebvre and Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City, as well as Bob Davis, Denny Matthews and Steve Stewart with the Royals Radio Network.
Public admission to the event is free, however guests are encouraged to bring a donation of adult or children-sized winter gloves or make a financial donation. Everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for an assortment of prizes, including an opportunity to visit Lefebvre in the Fox Sports Kansas City television booth for an inning during a 2010 Royals game. The public is also invited that evening to participate in a silent auction of sports-related memorabilia.
In addition to the Winter Gloves for Kids event, several of Thursday’s participants will also take part in the Honk n’ Holler program on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m., delivering hot food, drinks and warm clothing to the homeless adults and children of Kansas City.
Proceeds from the February 11th bowling event will benefit The Salvation Army’s Children’s Shelter and the Honk n’ Holler program. Lefebvre’s Footprints Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth in the greater Kansas City area by providing funding for athletic and educational equipment as well as environments for positive social growth. Since 2001, Lefebvre, the Royals and Dick’s Sporting Goods have teamed up to hold nine Gloves for Kids events, raising well over $70,000.
We hope to see you at Lucky Strike next Thursday!
Ryan Lefebvre and his Footprints Foundation will host Gloves for Kids tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 119th and Nall.
Fans who donate at least $20 toward new baseball gloves for underprivileged youth baseball players can receive autographs from select Royals players. Fans who donate at least $20 will receive a $5 certificate for Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as a special ticket offer. Sluggerrr will also be there!
Players scheduled to appear include pitchers Brian Bannister, Kyle Davies and Luke Hochevar; catchers John Buck and Brayan Pena; infielders Billy Butler, Tony Pena, Jr. and Mark Teahen; and outfielders David DeJesus and Mitch Maier.
Do you have a blank baseball just sitting around waiting to be signed?
Well, we can help you take care of that with three perfect opportunities to meet some of your favorite Royals!
Saturday, May 10: Meet Billy Butler and David DeJesus at Sprint!
Prior to heading out to Kauffman Stadium for the 6:10 p.m. game against Baltimore, two of Kansas City’s young stars – Billy Butler and David DeJesus – will meet fans and sign autographs at the new Sprint store at The Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kan. DeJesus will appear from 11 a.m. to noon with Butler following from noon to 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 11: Autograph Afternoon at The K!
Taking a break from their pregame routine, select Royals players head out into the stands along the first base line to meet fans and sign autographs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For the first Autograph Afternoon of the season, fans met John Bale, Butler, Luke Hochevar, Ron Mahay and Manager Trey Hillman…come out on Sunday (with your mom!) to see who will be signing this time!
Monday, May 12: Gloves For Kids at Dick’s Sporting Goods
Join Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre and current Royals for Gloves For Kids at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Town Center Plaza (11801 Nall Ave. in Leawood, Kan.) from 6-8 p.m. A $20 donation will go directly to the purchasing of new baseball gloves and baseball equipment for area youth baseball players. Each fan that donates at least $20 will receive a $5 gift certificate for Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The players scheduled to sign include Brian Bannister, John Buck, Butler, DeJesus, Alex Gordon, Tony Pena, Jr., and Mark Teahen (players subject to change). Just a heads up…One group of Royals players will sign from 6-7 p.m. and the other from 7-8 p.m. A $20 donation is required for each session.
So…at least three great opportunities to see your Boys in Blue out and about this weekend (and Monday!). Hope to see you at one…or all three!