“C” You In The Community is an opportunity for local businesses to partner with “C” You In The Major Leagues to donate a percentage of sales on a certain day either each week or each month to “C” You In The Major Leagues.
There are a variety of ways your company or group can participate. In 2018, for instance, KC Wiffle, which has an “adult” Wiffle ball league and tournaments throughout the year, is donating all of its profits from its league and registrations to CYITML.
If you’d like to become part of the “C” You In The Community program, or would like more information, please contact us.
“C” You At The “K”
Once a month during the Royals’ season, 12-15 high school students from six local youth organizations are invited to Kauffman Stadium for a unique experience. “C” You At The “K,” which started in 2016, is an opportunity for high school students from underserved areas of greater Kansas City to watch batting practice or get a closed tour of the Royals Hall of Fame, receive a 30-minute character-building and leadership discussion from Dayton Moore and others, have a nice dinner, and then enjoy a Royals game.
The following nonprofit groups participated in “C” You At The “K” during the 2017 season:
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE OF KANSAS CITY
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City (BHGH of KC) is a long-term and comprehensive year-round residential scholarship program focused on whole-person youth development with emphasis on education. BHGH of KC works with boys who are bright and capable but have family circumstances that would otherwise limit their opportunities to reach their full potential. There is no other college preparatory program in our region that combines a rigorous, comprehensive array of educational resources and programming with around-the-clock, year-round care to children whose living situation would otherwise be difficult. BHGH of KC uses the gifts of education, the stability of home, the value of service and the promise of hope as instruments for transforming children’s lives and affecting future generations within their families. (http://www.boyshopegirlshope.org/kansascity/)
“We are so grateful to the “C” You In The Major Leagues Foundation and the Kansas City Royals! Every aspect of the incredible evening planned for our scholars made them feel like special guests. Dayton Moore and Darol Rodrock personally took time to inspire and encourage young people in how to focus to achieve their goals and dreams with character, integrity, passion and hard work. Even more, they allowed them to ask questions and gave honest, heartfelt answers. When successful adults take time to reach out and bless children within their communities, amazing things happen and future leaders are born. Thank you!” — Kimberly Hines, former Executive Director, BHGH of KC
KCMO POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE
The mission of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is to offer youth the opportunity to interact with police officers in a positive setting while participating in cultural, mentoring and sports programs, with the main emphasis placed on academics. The PAL Center is located at 1801 White Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The PAL Center is supervised by Kansas City Missouri Police Officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the young people. With the help of community volunteers, these officers provide the youth of Kansas City with the proper guidance, life skills, and opportunities to help them become productive adults who contribute to their communities. (kcpal.org)
“I saw the looks on the kids faces as Dayton was talking and I could tell that the wheels were turning. So many of the kids we work with don’t have anyone in their lives to tell them that they ‘can’ do something. Too often they just see what’s happening around them and think that that’s just supposed to be their life. After listening to Dayton I could tell that several of them felt a little spark and now have heard from someone else that they ‘can.'” — Shawnie Nix, KCMO PAL
Freedom Hoops uses basketball to engage and disciple urban youth to fight the cycle of fatherlessness, hopelessness, and under resourching. (FreedomHoops.org)
Since 2010, Success Achieved in Future Environments (S.A.F.E) has provided summer baseball and softball through its KCK RBI program to more than 4,100 inner-city boys and girls ages 3-18. Currently KCK RBI, which was renamed Kansas RBI in December 2015, has 57 participants who are now attending college, 25 former players have continued on to play college baseball/softball and 18 players had the honor of participating in the 2012 Major League Baseball All Star week and Jr. RBI Classic. In 2015, Wyandotte County 3&2 was renovated into a $1.4 million state of the art showcase turf field and renamed Barton- Ross Complex. (kckrbi.org/) In 2017, the Kansas RBI family suffered a terrible loss when one of its older players was murdered in a drive-by shooting. They’d brought one group to CYAK early in the season, but we invited “Dash’s” teammates to a second CYAK later in the season. (Hence the reason only five groups were represented in 2017.)
Ozanam was founded in 1948 and represents more than 65 years of providing the best quality services to at-risk youth, young adults and families. Through the years, Ozanam has grown from a single-service agency into a multi-service treatment center. On its main campus, Ozanam offers residential and day treatment programs for older adolescents. In the community, Ozanam provides transitional living services for young adults, professional mentoring for children in foster care, and consultation services for teachers and administrators in schools throughout the Midwest. (Ozanam.org)
The “C” You In The Major Leagues Foundation would like to thank the Darol Rodrock Foundation for its generous support in underwriting this program and for helping to positively influence underserved and at-risk high school students in greater Kansas City.
“C” You In The Major Leagues Baseball Camp
The “C” You In The Major Leagues Foundation teams up in June with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City to conduct a four-day baseball camp for players from ages 9-12 years old. The camp emphasizes helping youth develop their baseball skills, while growing the game of baseball among young people throughout the Kansas City area.
Participants take part in three days of drills and skill training under the direction of CYITML founder and executive director Dayton Moore, who’s joined by baseball people from the Royals organization and the Kansas City baseball community. Former major-league players make appearances during the camp to share their experiences.
Generally, on the fourth and final day of camp, the group goes to Kauffman Stadium or the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy for a fun-filled finale.