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Girls Night Out Recap

7-26 Girls Night Out.JPGGirls Night Out had it all Thursday, chocolate, massages, manicures, music and of course a two-hour happy hour with plenty of martinis… and oh, yea, a 4-2 Royals win over the Rays.

Team photographer Chris Vleisides waded through the pool of pink that converged on Parking Lot H and sent Around the Horn these images yesterday.

7-26 Girls 1.JPGThis is a view from the stage – the center of the attention. Around the Horn was proud to see such a strong showing from the female population in Kansas City.

Pink and white rhinestone Royals caps were given to the first 20,000 and women who bought the VIP package which included drink vouchers, and tickets also got a free T-Shirt.

7-26 Girls 2.JPGKMBC 9’s Karen Kornacki conducted player interviews with a few Royals who courteous enough to give up some of their preparation time to make an appearance in Parking Lot H.

David DeJesus, Joey Gathright and Mike Aviles answered questions for the crowd assembled around the stage.

7-26 Girls 3.JPGOne of the most popular activities at Girls Night Out this year and last year were the free massages. Massage therapist from around Kansas City set-up inside a tent and and helped relieve some of the ladies’ stress and tension – which is exactly what Girls Night Out is all about.

7-26 Girls 4.JPGHere are some of our happy patrons, stress-free and ready to head into the game.

7-26 Girls 5.JPGFor another perspective of the mass of people, here’s a picture of the women heading into the Stadium after Girls Night Out ended.


7-26 Girls 6.JPGAs a part of Girls Night Out, the Royals Charities helped to raise money for the American Heart Association. Before the game, a check for $30,000 was presented to the organization.

The money for the donation was was raised through the group sales VIP packages and straight T-shirt sales during the event. 

 The Royals would like to thank all of the ladies who came out and had a good time. You’re welcome back anytime.

Tomorrow: Look for an Around the Horn Touch ’em All Interview with Seattle Mariners’ broadcaster Dave Niehaus and Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Mathews, in honor of Niehaus’ induction into Cooperstown tomorrow. 

Tonight’s lineup: 

DeJesus CF
Aviles SS
Grudzielanek 2B
Guillen RF
Butler DH
Gordon 3B
Buck C
Gload 1B
German LF

Hochevar P

Today’s Official Game Notes.

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Kansas City Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament


Golf_image_Kim Cook.jpgAre baseball players really that good at golf?

Well, your chance to find out is on Thursday, Aug. 7 when Royals Charities host the Kansas City Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament and match baseball players up with golf-enthusiast Royals fans!

The first-time tournament, which will be held at The National Golf Club of Kansas City in Parkville, Mo., benefits the Special Olympics of Greater Kansas City – an organization the Royals love working with each season.

Golf-Logo-5.jpgIt’s an 18-hole tournament that begins with a 7:30 a.m. registration, breakfast, silent auction and driving range accessibility followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. KC Masterpiece and Baja 600 will serve lunch on the course for participants. Then, following a day of golf, Royals Charities is throwing a reception with plenty of appetizers and drinks as well as an awards program and additional silent auction. All in all, a pretty nice day hitting the links with the Royals!

Like all good things, there are a limited number of spots for the event available…so you need to reserve your spot now. You can purchase a foursome golf package – four golfers plus a Royals celebrity – for $1,500. If you’d rather not play with your normal golf buddies, buy a single-golfer package for $400 and we’ll match you up on the course. Or…if you don’t want to pick up a golf club at all, you can “Ride with a Royal” for the day for $1,000.  

Check out the details (as well as sponsorship opportunities) and/or reserve your spot to play here…and then hit the driving range so you can tee off with the Royals on Aug. 7!

Sign Up for T.A.K.E. Defense on the Field…

A reminder for our female fans…and the females in the lives of our male fans:

The first of two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium is this Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon…and there are still spots available!

Ali-Kemp-Logo-4C.JPGJust a recap: this season, Royals Charities is partnering with 98.1 KUDL to support The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, which was created to honor Ali Kemp, a metro teen who was murdered in 2002. T.A.K.E. Defense serves as a legacy to Ali’s life and has trained more than 20,000 girls and women across the county in basic self-defense skills.

The two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes Royals Charities are hosting this year are FREE (as in cost NO money) and are open to all female fans ages 12 and older. To attend the class this Saturday, you need to pre-register online here at Don’t forget to print off the wavier and bring it with you. Participants under the age of 18 need that parental signature, so don’t forget that either!

T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense class No. 2: Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m.

So…get registered and then get geared up to learn some self-defense on the field at The K this Saturday!

Royals Charities…

Royals Charities donated more than $230,000 to 14 area non-profit organizations during the Spring cycle of its Royals Charities Grant Program.

That amount means the charitable arm of the Royals has donated more than $3 million since 2001…all to local charities! That’s a pretty substantial amount of money and we’re just getting started…

This season, Royals Charities is hosting several new events as well as revamping many of its existing programs – all in an effort to help out our community in as many ways as possible. So, here’s a quick rundown of what the Royals Charities factory is cranking out in 2008:

June 26 – Diamond of Dreams: It’s Royals Charities first on-field event and we aren’t holding anything back! Diamond of Dreams: Taking the Field for The Dream Factory is Thursday, June 26 – a Royals off day – on the field at The K with all proceeds benefiting The Dream Factory. Since our Boys in Blue will be in town, several of the players as well as GM Dayton Moore and Manager Trey Hillman will be in attendance to mingle with guests, who are encouraged to dress in their most creative Royals attire. Local 80s band favorite The Zeros will entertain from second base, while guests enjoy a Kansas City-inspired food and drink menu. Individual tickets for this event are going fast, so purchase your Diamond of Dreams tickets now… 

May 17 and August 16 – T.A.K.E. Defense: We are inviting all our female fans out to The K to participate in one (or both!) of our T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes. The classes are FREE, open only to females and are taking place on the field! The T.A.K.E. Defense program represents a living legacy in honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old Leawood, Kan., resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a neighborhood pool in Johnson County. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and to give women ages 12 and older the self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. All you have to do is register for a class and meet us at The K!

More with T.A.K.E. Defense – Royals Calendars: Sure, April is over, but you can still buy an April-March Royals Players calendar (only $10) to benefit The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation. We are selling them at The K when the guys are in town, but you can also buy them online here. Something we noticed at the last Autograph Afternoon at The K (next one: Sunday, May 11) is that the calendars are great for signing!  

Royals Legacy Brick Program: Have you bought your Legacy Brick yet? If not, here’s your chance. The Royals Legacy Brick Program, which benefits Royals Charities (which benefits our community), is giving fans the opportunity to be a part of the tradition of our franchise and leave their marks on Kauffman Stadium. You can order your personalized bricks here.

Royalty Fields: If your baseball/softball fields are in need of repair or revamping, keep sending in those applications for grants through the Royalty Fields Grant Program, which just rewarded these three programs with $5,000 grants:

  • Southern Youth Sports, Nebraska
  • Lone Jack Athletic Club, Missouri
  • Kearney County Community Foundation, Nebraska

Find the Royalty Fields Grant Application here.

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Kansas City Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament: Okay, the details haven’t been officially released on this one, so we’ll keep it to “save this date on the calendar.” Basically, Royals Charities is hosting its first Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament at The National. We all know how baseball players love to golf, so expect the event to involve hitting the links with current and former Royals all raising money for charity. Again, details haven’t been released, but you can call (816) 921-8000 to reserve your spot…

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation

It’s an off day in Detroit – a perfect opportunity to catch up on some off-the-field news…and, of course, to keep celebrating that 5-4, 11th-inning Opening Day victory over the Tigers!

This season, Royals Charities is partnering with 98.1 KUDL to support The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation. It’s a partnership that we announced Monday and, bottom line, we could not be more thrilled to be working with this foundation.

For those who aren’t familiar, The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation was created in honor of Ali Kemp, a metro teen who was murdered in 2002. T.A.K.E. Defense serves as a legacy to Ali’s life and has trained more than 20,000 girls and women across the county in basic self-defense skills. Here in Kansas City, this foundation hits home pretty hard given that many of you either know Ali’s family or are familiar with their heartbreaking story. We know it does here in the front office and with Royals Charities, which is why we couldn’t pass up this opportunity and we hope you don’t either…

Cov front.jpgA KCasual Look – 2008-2009 Player Calendar

During the 2008 Royals FanFest and Spring Training, team photographer Chris Vleisides snapped some photos that had nothing to do with the guys playing baseball. Dressed in casual clothes (i.e. jeans, T-shirts, sweaters, etc.), the players posed and goofed around (check out the outakes!) in front of the camera…all for a good cause! The end product: A KCasual Look, a new Royals player calendar, to benefit The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation.

The April 2008-March 2009 calendars are available for $10 each and, as of Monday, you can purchase a calendar online here at Cov back.jpgThe calendars, which have Meche, Gordon and DeJesus gracing the covers, will be sold at The K starting April 8 (aka 2008 home opener). The guys look good…it’s for a good cause…we all need calendars…so get yours today! 

T.A.K.E. Defense Self-Defense Training
In addition to the calendars…Royals Charities, along with 98.1 KUDL and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, is hosting two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium for our female fans. As we outlined in the press release, the T.A.K.E. Defense classes aim to raise safety awareness and give women self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants will receive safety awareness tips and hands-on training in basic life-saving self-defense techniques during the class.Ali-Kemp-Logo-4C.JPG

The T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes are free and open to female fans ages 12 and older. Class dates are Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. and, from what we hear and know, these classes fill up fast! For more information or to register for the classes, please visit

BUTLER CHAT REMINDER: It’s been pretty well documented that Billy Butler might be the best pure hitter on the team, maybe even the league. It’s also been pretty well documented that the young DH, who apparently takes the most teasing from the guys, might be the chattiest guy in the clubhouse. Well, you have the chance to find out just how chatty he is at 3 p.m. (CST) today when B. Butler participates in the Royals Relay Chat Series. He’ll be logging on from the team hotel in Detroit, ready to answer your questions about his hitting ability, clubhouse teasing and more. Register here to participate in today’s chat and enjoy chatting it up with Billy!


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