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Greater Kansas City Day

Greater Kansas City Day is when our community works together for one unifying cause: to give the disabled and disadvantaged youth of our great city a chance to have a normal camping experience—one that would otherwise be impossible at other camps.

On this inspiring day, The Kansas City Star publishes special edition newspapers to commemorate opening day for the Kansas City Royals. Volunteers pitch in to sell them all over the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, with proceeds going directly to the Rotary Youth Camp. 

Every year, thousands of Rotary Club volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day a success. In fact, it has become one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area, with millions of dollars raised for area charities.

Past honorary chairs of Greater Kansas City Day include local legends like 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. This is not simply a fundraiser featuring commemorative newspapers, it’s a chance to change lives—forever.

When you buy a special edition newspaper on Greater Kansas City Day, you’re immediately enriching the lives of our campers, and for that, we are forever grateful. Thank you, Kansas City!

Find out more details about Greater Kansas City Day and how you can help on the Royals MLB.com website.