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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!
On Friday, the Royals partnered with TeamSmile to provide free dental health education, screening and treatment to children in need at a special dental clinic in the Hall of Fame suites at Kauffman Stadium. More than 250 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City received dental care. Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, a longtime supporter of TeamSmile, visited with the kids.
Attention holiday shoppers…the Majestic Team Store at Kauffman Stadium will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. This is your chance to get a new powder blue cap for the Royals fan in your life. Royals alumni Willie Wilson, Kevin Seitzer and Willie Aikens will be signing autographs from noon to 2 p.m.
The Royals have announced that in 2010 the club will don a New Authentic New Era alternate powder blue cap in conjunction with their home alternate powder blue jerseys, which have been worn for every home day game since the beginning of the 2008 season. The cap will go on sale exclusively at the Royals Majestic Team Store near Gate C of Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 a.m.
The Majestic Team Store will be open on November 24, 25 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will also be open on Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the University of Kansas and University of Missouri football game at Arrowhead Stadium at 2:30 p.m. On Friday, November 27, Royals alumni Willie Wilson, Kevin Seitzer and Willie Aikens will be signing autographs at the Majestic Team Store from noon to 2 p.m.
The powder blue caps are priced at $38. To contact the Majestic Team Store, please call 816-504-4045 or visit www.royals.com/teamstore.
The caps will be available for pre-order on-line at royals.com beginning on November 24, but won’t be available to be shipped until December 1.
Some of your all-time favorite Royals played against a team of former MLB stars in the Hall of Fame Classic on Friday. As the photos show, they had a great time at the “New” K as they raised money for TeamSmile and Royals Charities.
Here’s what we noticed in a few of the pictures below: Dennis Leonard has maintained his imposing look on the mound…Willie Wilson still has that great jump out of the batter’s box…George Brett played defense as a righty and as a lefty…Frank White connected on a couple of great hits…and Brett’s signature follow through looks the same as it did throughout his career.
The 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech is this Saturday, July 4. The Royals are joining Major League Baseball in the fight against ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Each MLB team that is at home on July 4 will host a reading of Gehrig’s farewell speech and all players will wear a “4♦ALS” patch in support of the cause. Representatives from the ALS Association, ALS TDI, MDA’s Augie’s Quest and Project A.L.S. will be on hand at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals Hall of Famers George Brett, Dennis Leonard, Frank White and Willie Wilson are taking part in the special reading of Lou Gehrig’s speech. Dennis and Willie stopped by the office today to record their lines. Here are some exclusive pictures! Special thanks to Royals associates Ben Aken, Senior Director of Community Relations, and Chris DeRuyscher, Director of Event Presentation and Production, for their work on the video project.
To learn more about on the “4♦ALS” cause including opportunities to support the fight against ALS, please visit MLB.com.
The halter top is back – on July 4, the first 10,000 ladies will receive a Royals Halter Top, while the first 10,000 males will receive a Royals Classic Ringer Tee. Saturday’s game starts at 12:10. Buy your tickets today!
Royals’ greats George Brett and Willie Wilson recently sat down to discuss their memories of past Halter Top Days. Here’s the video:
Championship rings were presented this morning to the 2008 Midwest League champion Burlington Bees. After a 30-39 start to the season, the Bees made a second half surge, going 43-26. Burlington went a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs to earn the league championship.
Here’s Royals Hall of Famers John Mayberry, Dennis Leonard, and Willie Wilson. They’ve been at camp this week working with the minor league squads. Special thanks go to Mayberry, Leonard, and Wilson for passing their knowledge on to the next generation of Royals!
Have you ever wanted to take swings against Dennis Leonard, field ground balls with Frank White, or run the bases with Willie Wilson? That’s what a group of 70 loyal Royals fans are doing this week at the 2009 Royals Alumni Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Arizona. The whole week is geared to make it just like life in the big leagues—lockers with nameplates, personalized jerseys, practice sessions, games, food, kangaroo court, and of course, the stories from the alumni.
The 2009 camp is wrapping up, but you can plan ahead for 2010. Look for details later this summer on royals.com.
Today, the campers battled the alumni for bragging rights. Here are a few pictures from sunny Surprise.