What is Greater Kansas City Day?
Greater Kansas City Day is a fundraiser coinciding with Royals Opening Day to benefit the Rotary Youth Camp which gives disabled and disadvantaged kids the chance to have a normal camping experience that would otherwise be impossible at other camps. The Kansas City Star publishes special edition newspapers to commemorate Royals opening day, and volunteers sell them all over the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area with proceeds going to the fundraiser.
When you buy a special edition newspaper on Greater Kansas City Day, you’re directly benefiting disabled and disadvantaged kids. You can also click the “Donate” button now to make a secure donation through PayPal.
Volunteers in Kansas City have pitched-in on the Royals home opener for over 25 years. Every year, thousands of Rotary Club volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s all about improving the lives of children. Millions of dollars have been raised for Kansas City area charities as well as Rotary Club 13’s Youth Camp.
The list of Greater Kansas City Day honorary chairs reads like a Who’s Who: Muriel and Ewing Kauffman, Buck O’Neil, George Brett, Dick Vermeil, Dan and David Glass, Adele Hall and Henry Bloch have all chaired this event since it started in 1987. They, like so many other Kansas Citians, understand the vital mission that takes place every year on opening day. It’s not just a time to sell commemorative newspapers and garner donations, it’s a chance to change lives.