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Today is day one of the Royals Wives Food Drive. Food will be collected outside of Rivals Sports Bar on Friday and Saturday. Fans are encouraged to drop off “kid-friendly” non-perishable food items. Suggested food items for donation include peanut butter and canned soups, pastas, canned fruits and vegetables.
A silent auction with one-of-a-kind Royals memorabilia will be held on both Friday and Saturday. Mystery grab bags featuring autographed baseballs will be available for purchase on Saturday. The grab bags are $20. Autographed player photo cards are also available for $10. Proceeds from the food drive go to the Bishop Sullivan Center in Kansas City.
Thank you to everyone who donated food or money to the Royals Wives Food Drive last week! The campaign featured silent auctions and food collections at Kauffman Stadium and autograph sessions at Hy-Vee. A preliminary estimate on collections is $12,300 plus the food donations. Proceeds will benefit Harvesters and St. James Place. For more information on upcoming Royals events, visit the Community Calendar on royals.com.
This year’s Royals Wives Food Drive, which began in 1983 by former Royals pitcher Dan Quisenberry and his wife, Janie Quisenberry Stone, is set for Friday, May 30 when the Royals host the Cleveland Indians.
The wives will be out at Gates A and B of Kauffman Stadium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., collecting “kid-friendly” non-perishable food items for Harvesters – the Community Food Network – and cash donations for St. James Place – a local food pantry and soup kitchen. They’ll be looking to collect items such as peanut butter and canned soups, pastas, and canned fruits and vegetables. Basically, your non-perishables that are hopefully NOT in glass containers (which are harder to transport!).
In conjunction with the food drive, Royals Wives will also hold a silent concourse auction the night before (Thursday, May 29) from 5:30-8 p.m. behind sections 101 and 102 at Kauffman Stadium. This event also benefits St. James Place…and will feature some great autographed Royals items for you to add to your collection. Here’s a partial list of some of the items that will be available for bids:
- Butler – Grey Jersey
- Gobble – Powder Blue Jersey
- Meche – White Jersey
- Gload – Broken Bat
- Olivo – Broken Bat
- Pena, Jr. – Broken Bat
- Teahen – Bat (not game used)