One school received a special Royals-themed treat Monday for Valentine's Day. Sluggerrr, the Royals mascot, surprised the students at Family Christian Academy in Independence during a quick visit filled with high-fives, a few cupcakes, and a lot of laughs. " We just thought it would be fun to have a Valentine's special for the kids, so we ordered Sluggerrr," said Rita Schowengerdt, the school’s owner, administrator, and a teacher.
For the past few days, Sluggerrr has been delivering roses, cupcakes and ticket vouchers to 30 different recipients around the metro area as part of Valentine's Day Sluggerrr Gram program. "He's part of a team you can depend on," said Aaron Middleton, 6, a first-grader at the school.