Join the Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew & Royals Charities for the first-ever Home Runs for Hunger event at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Fans who donate canned food items or make a cash donation to Harvesters - The Community Food Network, will have the unique opportunity to take batting practice on the field and shag fly balls in the outfield!
The Royals will provide bats, baseballs and helmets for the event. Please note that children must be at least 48" tall to participate, and all children under the age of 17 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. As fans enter Kauffman Stadium, Royals staff will be on hand to collect canned food items and donations and will give each participant a number indicating the hitting order and respective number of pitches and/or shagging time. Family and friends are welcome to attend and may watch from the seating bowl.
Fans who are unable to attend but wish to make a monetary donation may send checks to Royals Charities at One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129. Please note in the memo of the check that it is for Home Runs for Hunger.
As the area's only food bank, Harvesters has been helping people in need since 1979. The Harvesters network includes more than 620 nonprofit agencies throughout a 26-county service area, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. Harvesters can feed five people for just $1 and provides food assistance to as many as 66,000 different people each week.