SEC BLOCK PARTY: The third annual event will start at 4 p.m. and has moved to the Kansas City Live! Block of the Power & Light District, with McFadden’s as the host bar. Steven St. John of WHB (810 AM) will emcee the event, which will have videos of all 14 conference schools and a raffle for tickets to the football championship game in Atlanta. Fans are encouraged to wear their schools’ colors.
T-BONES: The first 2,000 adult fans for the T-Bones 7:05 p.m. game against Grand Prairie will receive a free replica T-Bones adult jersey; tbonesbaseball.com.
T-BONES: On National Hot Dog Day the team will sell 50-cent hot dogs and there will be a special appearance by Professional Competitive Eater Jamie “The Bear” McDonald for the 7:05 p.m. game against Grand Prairie; tbonesbaseball.com.
LEGENDS LUNCHEON: Royals Hall of Famer Frank White will be the guest at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Legends Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The monthly lunch series has Willie Wilson and Al Fitzmorris as hosts and is held at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Parkway. For tickets or more information, call 816-221-1920.
BOOK SIGNING: Royals catcher Salvador Perez will join Art Stewart when he signs his book “The Art of Scouting” at Rally House, 18701 E. 39th Street S. in Independence from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 816-994-9080 for details.
MARIO CHALMERS CAMP: The Mario Chalmers Miracle Shot Basketball Camp is being held at Olathe East High School for boys and girls grades 6 to 12 on July 28-31; www.mariovchalmersfoundation.org.
MONARCHS CHARITY EVENT: The 2014 KC Monarchs 10th Anniversary Charity Event is Aug. 2-3 in Lee’s Summit. Call Randy Rowe, 816-718-3321 for details.
HOT DOG FESTIVAL: The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will play host to the 2014 Heart of America Hot Dog Festival on Aug. 2 from noon to 9 p.m. The event features notable hot dogs from as many as 11 Major League ballparks including Dodger Dogs and Texas Rangers Boomstick plus the museum’s new signature hot dog: The Monarch. Morris Day and The Time will perform. Proceeds benefit the NLBM. For tickets or more information visit www.hoahotdogfestival.com or call the NLBM at 816-221-1920.
RIVALRY RUN: The 5K run, which pits Kansas against Missouri, is Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. and starts downtown; http://www.therivalryrun.org.
| Compiled by Pete Grathoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, from news releases