- Postponed | Not Canceled -
An Important Note Regarding Greater Kansas City Day
GREATER KANSAS CITY DAY POSTPONED
Following MLB’s lead, Greater Kansas City Day is tentatively scheduled for Royals Opening Day. As all of you are probably aware by now, following the newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season Major League Baseball has pushed back in accordance with that guidance.
We take the safety and health of our community very seriously and have chosen to follow their lead in regards to Greater Kansas City Day. This event is tentatively rescheduled for the new Royals home opener. This means that Greater Kansas City Day will not be on April 2nd this year but will be on the date selected by MLB to hold the Royals opening game. This means that all dates regarding the Greater Kansas City Day fundraiser will be shifted accordingly.
It is important to note that we will still need your continued support for this event to succeed. We are hopeful that we will need volunteers at this later date to sell papers and flags as appropriate to the recommendations of public health experts at that time. However, with the rapidly changing situation regarding the novel coronavirus, we do not know for sure. The Greater Kansas City Day committee and Royals Charities will be regularly meeting to discuss our options and how to best preserve this event yet still uphold the health and safety of all involved.
There are ways you can make Greater Kansas City Day a success and continue your work to support the youth of Kansas City, even with this postponement. The first being through sponsorship. We sell sponsorship for this event, which help magnify our efforts. Our sponsorship packages include Crown Vision recognition on Royals Opening Day, Royals tickets, newsletter recognition, and Royals apparel. “Always Royal” flags are also available online, and we recommend sharing the online sale’s link through your media channels. Flag sales are already live and will be shipped out after the Opening Day game. Buying a flag online is a great way to support our cause as we work through this delay. Finally, we ask that everyone takes to social media to further support Greater Kansas City Day. While this event and the Royals home opener is postponed, it is not canceled, and we rely on the support of our community to continue to make this event a success.
Thank you for sticking with us as we navigate this changing time in our community. Please be on the lookout for continued updates.
- On the Morning of Greater Kansas City Day Thousands of Volunteers Hit the Streets of KC -
What day is Greater Kansas City Day this Year?
Greater Kansas City Day coincides with the Royals home opener. We are following the MLB postponement this year and will follow their lead regarding when to have the Greater Kansas City Day event. Check back for updates regarding the MLB schedule and opening day date.
How do I buy a flag?
On the morning of opening day you can buy a limited edition Royals Charities flag from volunteers throughout the Kansas City area and at your local Price Chopper. For more information visit our “Buy a Flag” page! You can also buy this year’s flag, as well as previous designs, online!
Can I participate even if I am not in Kansas City?
Will there be newspapers to buy this year?
Yes! Our presenting sponsor, Price Chopper, has partnered with the Kansas City Star to produce a special edition of the newspaper. This paper will have information about the Rotary Youth Camp, the other youth organizations benefited by Greater Kansas City Day, and the projects Royals Charities are involved with.
I want to volunteer, how do I get involved?
Our volunteers sell newspapers and flags at street corners and select businesses throughout the Kansas City area the morning of Opening Day (April 2nd). We have many local rotary clubs who participate and would love to welcome you to join them.
If you have a group of volunteers already, you can hit the streets yourself and fund raise for Greater Kansas City Day.
To get more information on how to sign up email David McCaughey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Where does the money go?
Your donation supports the Rotary Youth Camp’s mission to host organizations which serve disabled and disadvantaged youth, free of charge. Additional children’s charities from throughout the Greater Kansas City area benefit from your donations collected by local Rotary Club members and other volunteers from the sales of flags and papers. To learn more about the experiences the Rotary Youth Camp has to offer, click here.
Can my business get involved?
Yes! We sell sponsorship for Greater Kansas City Day each year! Business contributions work to strengthen and magnify our fundraising efforts- making this event a true community effort. You can read all about sponsorship here, and learn how to sign your business up. All sponsorship is due one week before the opening game.
Where do I send checks to?
All checks need to be made out to Royals Charities and sent to Royals Charities, One Royals Way Kansas City, MO 64129. We partner with Royals Charities to make Greater Kansas City Day the best it can be for the youth in our community. They will be presenting the Rotary Youth Camp and other charities with a check after the event.