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Giving thanks this holiday season

Frank_White-02.JPGHappy Thanksgiving from Around the Horn in KC!  The Royals are involved in several community events this holiday season.  Last week, associates from the office joined Alex Gordon, Frank White and Frank’s wife Teresa to serve a Thanksgiving feast at the Men’s Center of KC’s City Union Mission.  Kristin and Mack Norman, wife and son of alum Les Norman, led a second group at City Union Mission’s Family Center.

Today, a contingent will help serve a Thanksgiving lunch at the Guadalupe Center.  Next week, another team will be assisting shoppers at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau Holiday Shop.  Here are a few pictures from the City Union Mission meal and links to these local organizations, where you can find out more about volunteer opportunities.

City Union Mission: http://www.cumission.org/

Guadalupe Centers, Inc: http://www.guadalupecenters.org/

Johnson County Christmas Bureau: http://jccb.org/

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Photos: Royalty Fields Clinic

The Royalty Fields program, along with Billy Butler and the Pepsi Refresh Project, held a baseball clinic in Belton on Monday. 

Butler, former outfield Les Norman and Royals Hall of Famers Willie Wilson and Frank White were on hand to mentor youth baseball and softball players. 

Royalty Fields is a Royals Charities matching grant program that provides financial support to improve baseball and/or softball facilities throughout the Midwest.  The program is in the running to receive a Pepsi Refresh Project grant.  Visit http://mlb.mlb.com/sponsors/pepsi/refresh/y2010/?team=kc between July 13 and August 17 to vote!

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Thanksgiving wishes from the Royals! (photos)

City Union Mission Frank 2.jpgAs the holiday season gets underway, we would like to recognize members of the Royals family who recently served a Thanksgiving meal at the City Union Mission.  Royals Hall of Famer Frank White, outfielder David DeJesus and former outfielder Les Norman were joined by Royals associates on November 11 at the Mission’s two locations.


City Union Mission Norman.jpgWhite and Norman helped to serve 100 guests at the Mission’s Family Center.  DeJesus’ team served meals to 300 guests at the Men’s Center.

City Union Mission DeJesus 2.jpgThe City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a safe place for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children in the Kansas City area.  The Christian ministry receives no government support, but rather relies solely on support from individuals, churches, foundations, organizations and businesses.  Both of their locations are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  If you would like to help the City Union Mission, please visit http://www.cumission.org/ .

UPDATE – Read Dick Kaegel’s article on the City Union Mission and the Royals in the community here:  http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091121&content_id=7697714&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc.

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