The Kansas City Royals and Royals Charities are committed to being active members of the Kansas City community and region. Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball and military in and around the Kansas City area. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial donations, as well as in-kind support, including memorabilia, tickets and publicity. Under the leadership of the Glass family, Royals Charities has donated more than $7.8 million since its inception.
Please consider joining us to support Royals Charities through the exciting signature events and programs shown below.
Get your running or walking shoes on and join us for the Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Form a team and get ready to run (and fundraise) for Variety Children's Charity of Greater Kansas City and Royals Charities! Sign-up early to receive the best registration price and don't miss out on your chance to run the warning track at Kauffman Stadium! Race starts at 8 a.m.Learn More
An in-stadium fundraiser presented by Royals Charities and Edelman & Thompson in which a lucky fan can win big! Staff will sell raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. The other half will be donated to Royals Charities. Royals Charities raised more than $250,000 in 2013 through the 50/50 Raffle which directly supported charities in the Kansas City community and Midwest region. Play the 50/50 Raffle at every home game in 2014 to win!Learn More
Join Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City on Tuesday, June 10 for a special live on-air auction, giving viewers the opportunity to bid on unique ballpark experiences and memorabilia or to purchase exclusive Royals ticket packages for only $99. All proceeds support Royals Charities.
Diamond of Dreams: Taking the Field for The University of Kansas Hospital, Royals Charities' on-field gala, takes place on Thursday, June 19 at Kauffman Stadium. The annual event features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show with net proceeds benefiting Royals Charities and The University of Kansas Neonatal Medical Home and Neonatal Intensive Care.
On Monday, May 12, fans and corporate supporters will have the opportunity to play golf with current and former Royals at the annual Royals Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event features great gifts, food, drink and prizes on the course, and an afternoon reception and awards program. This exciting tournament held at The National Golf Club of Kansas City supports Special Olympics KC Metro, and it will sell-out!
Royals Charities, the charitable arm of the Kansas City Royals, proudly supports local nonprofit and charitable organizations that focus on children, education, youth baseball/softball, and military. Royals Charities distributes grants twice a year during a Spring and Fall grant cycle.Learn More
Created in 2006, the Royalty Fields grant program is an ongoing Royals Charities effort that strives to improve baseball and softball facilities across the Midwest. Baseball and softball programs in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas or South Dakota can apply for a Royalty Fields matching grant of up to $5,000 for major renovations.Learn More
On Saturday, September 20, Royals Charities will host "Shirts Off Their Backs" giving fans the opportunity to win an autographed jersey from a Royals player on-field after the game! Net proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.
Royals Charities will once again team up with 99.7 THE POINT and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to host a T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense class on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, September 6. The class is free and open to all females ages 12 and older. Advanced registration is encouraged. T.A.K.E. celebrated its 50,000th participant during the 2013 class!
The grand walkway at Homeplate Gate C features moments in Royals history surrounded by personal messages from fans all over the country. Fans who ordered Legacy Bricks have secured their place in Royals history! A portion of the proceeds from the Royals Legacy Brick Program supported Royals Charities. The program has ended as of January 28, 2013 and bricks are no longer available for purchase.