Alta Vista, a Kansas City school serving many students of Mexican heritage, began a baseball program in 2010 and will be the beneficiary of this year's drive. The grant will be given in the names of Royals players Chris Getz and Greg Holland. Alta Vista will represent recipients of BTF grants across the country in a ceremonial check presentation before the July 8 Futures Game during All-Star Week in Kansas City.
Royals Wives will be collecting equipment from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday and Friday during the first two games of the Yankees series. They will be stationed near the Diamond Club and the Majestic Team Store on the Field/Plaza Level. Cash donations also are accepted, with autographed baseballs or photos going to the donors.