Royals to hold fan events next two Saturdays

Royals to hold fan events next two Saturdays

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have a couple of events coming up at Kauffman Stadium.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, fans can view available season ticket locations for the 2013 season at an open house at the stadium.

Admission is free to the public at Gate C. Seats available include those in the "Buy 2 Get 2 Free" offer, which allows fans to purchase two full-season tickets and receive two additional full-season seats for free in select seating locations.

The event includes a raffle for 2013 Opening Day tickets, Crown Club seats for a game, a suite for a game and Royals autographed memorabilia. There also will be access for the Majestic Team Store and complimentary food and beverages in the Diamond Club.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting), the first Home Runs for Hunger event will be held on the Kauffman Stadium field. Fans donating canned food or cash to Harvesters-The Community Food Network can take batting practice and shag balls in the outfield.

Fans can take one swing against a pitching machine on the field by donating three canned food items or by making a $2 contribution. There will be a maximum of 20 pitches per participant. Fans can shag balls in the outfield for 15 minutes for a $25 donation. They should bring their own gloves, but the Royals will provide bats, baseballs and helmets. Family and friends can watch from the seats.

Children must be at least 48 inches tall to participate, and all children under the age of 17 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. For more details, go to www.royals.com/homerunsforhunger.

The event will be hosted by Royals Charities and the Royals grounds crew.