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Royals caravan launches Jan. 28, going in three directions

Terrance Gore will be part of this year’s caravan.
Terrance Gore will be part of this year’s caravan. The Kansas City Star

The Royals caravan is gassed up and ready to roll next week, and this one can wave an American League flag.

Groups head out in three directions, starting next Wednesday.

The gold caravan, which includes pitcher Brandon Finnegan, outfielder Lane Adams, Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Jeff Montgomery, broadcaster Joel Goldberg, and Sluggerrr, will kick things off at 11 a.m., in Ottawa, Kan., at Sears Hometown Store.

The white caravan of pitcher Louis Coleman, infielder Christian Colon, team Hall of Fame first baseman John Mayberry and broadcaster Steve Physioc begin their journey at 3 p.m., in Jefferson City, Mo., at the YMCA.

The blue caravan begins in Olathe at Academy Sports at 7 p.m., and includes outfielder Terrance Gore and Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Wilson.

The Royals Fan Fest is Jan. 30-31 in Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center. Go to kansascity.royals.mlb.com for more information.

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @BlairKerkhoff.

Royals caravan

Appearances open to public

Gold caravan

Scheduled to participate: P Brandon Finnegan, OF Lane Adams, Royals Hall of Fame P Jeff Montgomery, broadcaster Joel Goldberg, Sluggerrr

Date

City

Time

Place

Jan. 28

Ottawa, Kan.

11-12 p.m.

Sears Hometown Store

Emporia, Kan.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Bruffs Sports Bar & Grill

Wichita

5-6 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Maize Rd.

Jan. 29

Hutchinson, Kan.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hutchinson Community College (Parker Student Union)

Salina, Kan.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Central Salina Mall

Topeka

7-8 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, SW Wanamaker Rd.

Note: Sluggerr will not appear in Topeka.

White caravan

Scheduled to participate: IF Christian Colon, P Louis Coleman, Hall of Fame IB John Mayberry, broadcaster Steve Physioc

Date

City

Time

Place

Jan. 28

Jefferson City, Mo.

3-4 p.m.

YMCA, Ellis Blvd.

Springfield, Mo.

7-8 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Ellis Blvd.

Jan. 29

Fayetteville, Ark.

11:30-12:30

Academy Sports + Outdoors, El Camino Alto Dr.

Joplin, Mo.

3-4 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Range Line Rd.

Overland Park

7-8 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Quivira Rd.

Blue cavavan

Scheduled to appear: OF Terrance Gore and Hall of Fame OF Willie Wilson in Olathe. They’ll be joined by C Erik Kratz and broadcaster Rex Hudler on rest of caravan.

Date

City

Time

Place

Jan. 28

Olathe

7-8 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, W. 135th St.

Jan. 29

Shenandoah, Iowa

12-1 p.m.

Hy-Vee, South Freemont St.

Lincoln, Neb.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Longwells Bar & Grill, Canopy St.

Papillion, Neb.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Papillion-La Vista South High

Jan. 30

Maryville, Mo.

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Hy-Vee, South Main St.

St. Joseph, Mo.

6-7 p.m.

Hy-Vee, North Belt Highway

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