KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals announced a community initiative, Royals Respond, Wednesday, March 25. The initiative was created to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Led by staff throughout the front office, the effort will offer resources to the community, helpful information and entertaining content for those who miss baseball. Fans are invited to visit royals.com/royalsrespond.
The webpage will feature information from The University of Kansas Health System on the virus and guidelines on hygiene and slowing the rate of transmission. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Additionally, Royals Charities created the Royals Respond Fund to support Kansas City-area nonprofits that care for those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Together with Royals players, the team’s ownership group, associates and Royals Charities Community Champions Price Chopper and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the fund will initially support the effort to fight hunger as a result of school closures and quarantines.
A press release states it will evolve as needed to best serve the community. The first Royals Respond grants will be given to Harvesters, The Community Food Network, the Don Bosco Center’s Meals on Wheels program and Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc.