Posted on 14 August 2012.
Royals Seek Nomination For Military Veteran Tribute
Veteran to Fill Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat for Armed Forces Day Festivities
KANSAS CITY, MO (August 14, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals are inviting fans to nominate veterans for the honor of sitting in the club’s Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat during the annual Armed Forces Day celebration presented by Budweiser and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The military-themed tribute is set for Saturday, September 15 prior to the Los Angeles Angels-Royals game at 6:10 p.m.
Since 2007, the club has paid tribute to the lasting impact O’Neil had on the game of baseball and the Kansas City area by filling “Buck’s seat” with a member of the community who embodies his vibrant spirit. In conjunction with the Armed Forces Day celebration, the Royals are calling on fans to submit nominations for deserving veterans by visiting www.royals.com/buckseat. A panel from the National World War I Museum will then select one lucky veteran as the honoree for Armed Forces Day.
The honoree, along with four guests, will enjoy the game from “Buck’s seat” behind home plate of Kauffman Stadium. In addition, the veteran will be recognized during the Royals pregame ceremony and FOX Sports Kansas City telecast that evening.
The Royals invite fans throughout the Midwest to participate in the nomination process. Nominations should include a description in 100 words or less of why the nominee should be honored as well as relevant contact information. All nominations are due by Friday, August 31 at noon CDT. The winner will be selected the following week.
Nomination forms are available online at www.royals.com/buckseat. Completed nominations may be submitted online or mailed to: Kansas City Royals, Attn: Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129. For more information, fans may call (816) 921-8000.
In addition to saluting a worthy veteran in the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat, Armed Forces Day will also include a special pregame ceremony, first pitch and more to honor our service men and women. The first 20,000 fans will receive a camouflage KC cap courtesy of Sport Clips. For event details, visit www.royals.com/armedforcesday.
Posted in Royals
Posted on 17 May 2012.
If there is one thing we love to do, it is to give away things to our loyal readers.
We give away books, movies, swag and much more on a regular basis. Today, we were presented with the opportunity to award our fans with what they really want: the ability to go see their team play in person.
In conjunction with some of our favorite blogs, C70 At The Bat and Pitchers Hit Eighth, and on behalf of Sports Vacation Guys, we give you just that opportunity.
“Our friends, the Sports Vacation Guys have a pair of tickets to give away to one (well, two) lucky Cardinals fans for Monday night’s game against the Padres at Busch. Currently, their website is being re-vamped, so while it’s under construction, they’ve asked us to help give these tickets away.”
To enter, just tell us
- If you could go see the Cardinals play a road game in any other MLB park, which one would it be?
- Who would you take with you?
- They will need to provide their name & email address, and may either enter by commenting on your site, or by emailing their entry directly to: Contest@SportsVacationGuys.com
The winner will be announced this weekend on the United Cardinal Bloggers website.
What are you waiting for? Enter. Now.
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Posted in Cardinals, Featured
Posted on 12 January 2012.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS INTRODUCE BRUCE CHEN JOKE OF THE DAY PROMOTION
Club Invites Fans to Submit Jokes for CrownVision Feature
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals, in conjunction with pitcher and funnyman Bruce Chen, have announced details of a new “Joke of the Day” promotion for the 2012 season. Fans are encouraged to submit their favorite funny line for an opportunity to have it delivered by Chen on the CrownVision video board during a 2012 Royals home game. To be considered, fans may submit their joke in 300 characters or less at www.royals.com/jokes by Friday, February 10.
Royals fans can guarantee Opening Day tickets with any Full Season, Half Season or 21-Game Season Ticket plan in addition to the opportunity to purchase 2012 MLB All-Star Game ticket strips. Royals season ticket holders also receive reserved parking, the priority to purchase additional tickets for all 2012 home games, access to special events and more!
Posted in Royals
Posted on 01 September 2011.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER TICKET OFFER ANNOUNCED
Team To Provide Free Tickets to Commemorate 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11
ST. LOUIS (August 31, 2011) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that the team, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, is offering all emergency first responders free tickets to the Sunday, September 11th game vs. Atlanta to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.
Emergency first responders may go to cardinals.com/911 to obtain four tickets to the game with the print-at-home option. The offer extends to any individual who works directly as a first responder (police, firefighter or emergency service personnel), any individual who works for an emergency first responder agency or any individual who has an immediate family member who serves as an emergency first responder.
“We want to recognize the selfless service of all of our police, fire and emergency response workers” said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “Every day these men and women put their lives on the line to protect our community. We want to thank them for their service, as well as the sacrifice each of their families make on our behalf.”
Major League Baseball and all thirty teams will join in observing September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Cardinals will pay tribute to all first responders in a special pre-game ceremony before the game on September 11th. First responders and their family members can obtain their tickets by going to cardinals.com/911.
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