Take me out to the ballpark ... we're getting closer and closer to baseball season and I say hooray for warmer temps, hotdogs, and the Kansas City Royals!
This past weekend they hosted Royals FanFest, a fun-filled couple of days for fans to gear up for baseball season, at Bartle Hall inside the Kansas City Convention Center.
Things kicked off on Friday afternoon and fans were excited to get in the doors to meet the players, snag an autograph or two, show off their skills in the batting cages, and purchase merchandise and memorabilia. And for the first time, fans were treated to a Royals Fashion Show featuring players, KCrew and children walking the runway! Toby Cook, Royals VP of Publicity, and I hosted the new event and it was a very entertaining evening.
But before my emceeing duties began, I visited the incredibly talented Ashley Tribble - oh my goodness, she worked wonders! Not only is she an incredibly talented artist, she's super sweet, always wears a big smile, and has great style. If you ever have a special occasion, want a makeup lesson, or just want to feel like a princess, Ashley is your girl!
Toby and I were dressed for the occasion in our black-tie wardrobe. Of course, he sported a tuxedo with a Royals logo on his bow tie, and I wore a royal blue dress from Lulu's. It fit wonderfully, the fabric draped beautifully and I was pleasantly comfortable in it for hours. Now that's my kind of dress!
It was so much fun watching the kids confidently strut their stuff down the runway, followed by the sweet KCrew ladies and then the much anticipated players. It was no surprise that the crowd went wild, but especially when Salvador Perez made his entrance, Drew Butera modeled the Royals onesie and during the finale when the round stage rotated and the players threw t-shirts into the crowd!
It was an honor to host the first ever Royals Fashion Show alongside Toby. And, a huge shout out to Don Costante and his crew behind the scene that made it all happen and go off without a hitch! Thank you!
On Saturday, in addition to games, prizes, and autographs, fans also got a chance to hear from Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, learn how to throw from the Royals pitching coaches, and meet the newest members of the team.
Another successful Royals Fanfest is in the book and I'm looking forward to March! How about you? Let's go Royals!
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