Royals Host Youth From Greensburg

By: From: KC Royals
By: From: KC Royals

(June 8, 2007) – The Kansas City Royals will host youth from Greensburg, Kan., on Sunday, June 10, for the Royals 1:10 p.m. game against the Philadelphia Phillies. More than 50 residents of the Greensburg community, which received national recognition after the town was devastated by a tornado on Friday, May 4, will attend the afternoon game. The group, which will include middle and high school aged students, will be recognized on the field during the Royals pre-game ceremony as well as during the game. In addition, the group will enjoy lunch courtesy of Pizza Hut, which had a restaurant location destroyed by the tornado. More than 150 Pizza Hut locations in the state of Kansas conducted a day-long benefit drive on Thursday, May 10 for the United Way Greensburg Disaster Fund that raised more than $170,000. Transportation for the Greensburg residents to and from Kauffman Stadium will be provided by Heart to Heart International. Heart to Heart International, which flies medical missions all over the world, has been providing aid in Greensburg for more than a month, offering medical supplies and services to rescue workers and residents. Fans can learn more about the organization, which is based in Olathe, Kan., by visiting www.hearttoheart.org. The Greensburg visit to Kauffman Stadium follows a Royals goodwill trip to the area on Tuesday, May 15 that included Royals Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager Dayton Moore, Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White, former outfielder Brian McRae and Royals broadcaster Fred White. The Royals, in partnership with Heart to Heart, also held an in-stadium collection for the Greensburg area on May 9 and 10 that raised nearly $15,000 and Royals Charities, the charitable arm of the Kansas City Royals, followed up with a separate $25,000 contribution to the Heart to Heart relief effort. For additional information on the Greensburg’s youth visit to Kauffman Stadium, members of the media may contact Toby Cook, Royals Vice President Community Affairs and Publicity, at (816) 504-4715.


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