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Royals’ playoff run benefits local charities

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon had a hit in the ninth inning of game seven.
Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon had a hit in the ninth inning of game seven. The Kansas City Star

The Royals’ playoff run wasn’t merely good for the fans’ state of mind.

It’s good for local charities as well.

Royals Charities announced it was having a “special postseason grant funding cycle.” Basically, Royals Charities will provide funds for one or two projects in the Kansas City area. Organizations had until Friday to submit a letter of intent. In a couple of weeks, Royals Charities will contact 10 organizations and ask for a formal proposal. The winners will be notified by Dec. 19.

In a news release, the Royals said: “In celebration of the Kansas City Royals’ incredible postseason journey, Royals Charities is opening an additional grant funding opportunity for organizations that meet the regular Royals Charities grant funding guidelines.”

According to the Royals’ website, Royals Charities was created in 2001 and “strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball and military in and around the Kansas City area.”

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