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 as well as to raise money for other local charities. Why? It’s all about improving the lives of children. You can find out more about Greater Kansas City Day and how you can help on the Royals MLB.com website.
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 on the left-hand side of this page to make a secure donation through PayPal right now.
Volunteers in Kansas City have pitched-in on the Royals home opener for 30 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. Millions of dollars have been raised for Kansas City area charities.
The list of Greater Kansas City Day honorary chairs includes: Muriel and Ewing Kauffman, Buck O’Neil, George Brett, Dick Vermeil, Dan and David Glass, Adele Hall and Henry Bloch. 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.
Greater Kansas City Day First Pitch Party
Come to the Greater Kansas City Day First Pitch Party the morning of April 10. Free parking in front of Union Station from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Click the image to expand:
Drawings you can win when you purchase a flag at Union Station:
- Two separate sets of two opening day tickets
- Complete set of the 2016 Bobble Heads
- Crown Center weekend package to include one night at the Westin with four tickets to Science City, four tickets to Pompeii exhibit and a framed poster of the Royals WS parade at Union Station
- One night stay at Sheraton Crown Center and four tickets to a Royals home game (mutually agreeable with the Sheraton and Royals).
Celebs scheduled to appear to sign autographs:
- Warren Moon
- Keith Cash
- Bobby Bell
- Anthony Davis
- Shawn Barber
- Dustin Colquitt
- Walter White
- Danan Hughes
- KC Wolf
- Bill Maas
- Jayice Pearson
- Jaime Bluma
- Brian McRae
- Marty Pattin
- Paul McGannon
- Steve Morrow
- Les Norman
- Greg Pryor
- John Mayberry
- Jim Eisenreich
- Bud Stallworth
Local music star:
- Travis Marvin