During the 2014 MLB season, KVC partnered with the Kansas City Royals, KCP&L, and pitcher James Shields to offer a support program for children in foster care and their families. James Shields now plays for the San Diego Padres, but another Royals player has stepped up to provide a unique experience for children and families during the 2015 Royals season.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas (a.k.a. Moose) invited foster families to sit in the Moose Lodge at Kauffman Stadium during the Friday, May 22 game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Families received tickets to the game, Moose Lodge t-shirts, and free pizza compliments of Papa John’s. Prior to the game, Moustakas greeted each family, took pictures and signed baseballs for the children. In addition to hosting KVC foster families at the game, Royals Charities presented KVC with a $25,000 check on-field. These funds will make it possible for KVC to conduct interactive child-parent therapy in the new KVC Institute.
Thank you to the Royals, Mike Moustakas and KCP&L for providing an unforgettable experience for these families!
KVC foster families will have two more opportunities to sit in the Moose Lodge and attend a Royals game on Friday, July 24 against the Houston Astros and on Friday, August 14 against the Los Angeles Angels. Please contact your Family Service Coordinator if your foster family is interesting in attending one of these games.