Embedded deep within the heart and history of Kansas City, the MLB Urban Youth Academy is bringing back much more than baseball.
By Julie Scheidegger, Christopher Smith, and Matthew Long
Summer Sandlot was created so second-grader Brent Couch, Jr., could fall in love with baseball.
The legacy of the past connects to the future with just a walk around the corner.
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You may not remember what people say to you, you may not remember what people did for you, but you always remember how people treated you.
Darwin Pennye, executive director of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy
As the Royals and their fans embark on the team’s 50th season, we recall Ewing Kauffman’s instinct for innovation that left behind an uncommon legacy for baseball.
By Matthew Pozel
The Foundation provided 4,000 complimentary tickets to the Royals home games for young fans who might not otherwise have the chance to attend a ballgame.
By Matthew Pozel and Matthew Long
Ewing Kauffman established the Kansas City Royals and his philanthropic foundation with the same sense of opportunity and convictions he brought to his business endeavors.
The opening of the KCUYA has transformed baseball in the urban core with not only a $20 million facility, but with support from the community and open doors to opportunity.
Kansas City Star