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The Kansas City Royals will host two special instructional clinics during the club's upcoming 10-game homestand, which begins on Monday, August 5. The Royals will welcome athletes from Special Olympics to Kauffman Stadium for a special clinic on Wednesday, August 7. The club's sports medicine staff will then host a PLAY clinic for youth from the Guadalupe Center on Monday, August 12.

In addition, first baseman Eric Hosmer will continue his support of the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program by participating in a couple of events during the upcoming homestand, while designated hitter Billy Butler hosts "Billy's Country Breakfast" for supporters of his Hit-It-A-Ton program to benefit the Bishop Sullivan Center on Saturday, August 10.

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Monday, August 5 - Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - Royals Charities is hosting a 50/50 Raffle for every Royals home game in 2013, giving fans more chances to win big! Royals Charities staffers will sell raffle tickets from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning. One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. www.royals.com/5050.

Tuesday, August 6 - Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

  • Hosmer Big Brothers/Big Sisters Meet & Greet - During batting practice, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will meet children and mentors involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Greater Kansas City. Hosmer serves as a spokesperson for BBBS and hosted a recruiting event for "Bigs" earlier this year.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050

Wednesday, August 7 - Minnesota Twins vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

  • Special Olympics Clinic - The Royals welcome athletes from Special Olympics Kansas City Metro and Special Olympics Kansas to Kauffman Stadium from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a special on-field clinic with former Royals Al Fitzmorris, Ed Hearn, Dennis Leonard and John Wathan. The event also features a meet and greet session.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.
  • Dream Factory - Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wishes of Dream Factory children. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, will meet Royals players, watch batting practice from the dugout, and enjoy the game and refreshments. Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast.

Thursday, August 8 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.

  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening's net proceeds. On August 8, the other half will be directed to the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. www.royals.com/5050
  • Royals Charities and MLBPAA Concourse Auction - Royals Charities and the MLBPAA host a silent auction near the Majestic Team Store on the Field/Plaza Level from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning.

Friday, August 9 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 7:10 p.m.

  • Stars of the Classroom - The Royals join the Missouri Lottery to honor outstanding educators through the Missouri Lottery Stars of the Classroom recognition program. Prior to six Royals games throughout the season, the Missouri Lottery and the Royals celebrate the achievements of top teachers from six school districts in the metro area.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.
  • Royals Charities and MLBPAA Concourse Auction - Royals Charities and the MLBPAA host a silent auction near the Majestic Team Store on the Field/Plaza Level from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning.

Saturday, August 10 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 6:10 p.m.

  • Hit-It-A-Ton Breakfast - Silver Slugger Award winner Billy Butler and his wife, Katie, will host "Billy's Country Breakfast" at O'Hara High School, located at 9001 James A. Reed Road in Kansas City, Mo. The ticket-only event is for donors to the Hit-It-A-Ton program to benefit the Bishop Sullivan Center. Butler and several Royals teammates will sign autographs and take part in a wiffle ball game with the kids beginning at 10 a.m. The Butlers created the Hit-It-A-Ton program to benefit the Bishop Sullivan Center pantries and community kitchen in 2008.
  • Hosmer to Appear at 500 Backpacks Event for Big Brothers/Big Sisters - First baseman Eric Hosmer will make an appearance alongside Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Ms. Missouri 2013 Shannon Tajchman at the 500 Backpacks event for kids from Big Brothers/Big Sisters. During the event, scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods located at 17730 E. 39th St. in Independence, Mo., the kids will receive backpacks filled with school supplies.
  • State Farm Pitch In Award - State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.
  • Royals Charities and MLBPAA Concourse Auction - Royals Charities and the MLBPAA host a silent auction near the Majestic Team Store on the Field/Plaza Level from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning.

Sunday, August 11 - Boston Red Sox vs. Royals presented by Sprint, 1:10 p.m.

  • Royals Troopers - The Royals Grounds Crew welcomes select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join them in game preparations as part of the Royals Troopers program. The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.
  • Royals Charities and MLBPAA Concourse Auction - Royals Charities and the MLBPAA host a silent auction near the Majestic Team Store on the Field/Plaza Level from the time the gates open until the end of the sixth inning.

Monday, August 12 - Miami Marlins vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

  • PLAY Clinic - The Royals team up with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to host a free PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) clinic at Kauffman Stadium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Head Athletic Trainer Nick Kenney will join members of the Royals sports medicine staff to lead 80 pre-selected youth from the Guadalupe Center in exercises to promote health and wellness.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.

Tuesday, August 13 - Miami Marlins vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

  • Dream Factory - Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wishes of Dream Factory children. These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, will meet Royals players, watch batting practice from the dugout, and enjoy the game and refreshments. Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.

Wednesday, August 14 - Miami Marlins vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

  • State Farm Pitch In Award - State Farm Insurance honors a local organization that positively impacts the Kansas City area during a special recognition prior to the game.
  • 50/50 Raffle presented by Edelman & Thompson - A Royals Charities fundraiser in which one lucky fan will win big! www.royals.com/5050.

For more information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.

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