The Quad Cities River Bandits announced that they will be hosting their inaugural Charity Hot Stove Dinner on Wednesday, January 29, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park. The evening will consist of a dinner, a silent auction, and will feature an address from keynote speaker, Dayton Moore, General Manager and Senior Vice President for the Kansas City Royals. All proceeds will benefit the Genesis Philanthropy's Family Connects program. Paid tickets are required.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by e-mail, phone, or in-person at Modern Woodmen Park during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Seating is limited to the first 300 people. Ticket prices are $50 for River Bandit season ticket holders and $60 for the general public. Tables of 8 cost $600 and include a certificate for a free suite at any Bandits home game in April of 2020.
Moore spent part of his childhood here in the Quad Cities. He attended Coolidge Jr. High and graduated from Moline High School. He begins his 14th full season with the Royals as Senior Vice President- Baseball Operations/General Manager. Under his leadership, the Royals have twice won the American League pennant and, in 2015, were crowned World Series Champions. Stocked with some of the best young pitching in the Minor Leagues, the Royals are currently reloading for another strong playoff run.
Moore's tenure in Kansas City has been one of the most successful runs in franchise history as the Royals have boasted 17 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, 28 All-Star Game selections, and a Cy Young Award winner. Moore has received several other accolades over the last five seasons, being named to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and the Kansan of the Year in 2014. He has also been tabbed "Executive of the Year" by Major League Baseball (GIBBY Awards) in both 2014 and 2015. He earned that same distinction from the Kansas City Sports Commission in 2015. He was recognized by the Boys & Girls Club with the John J. "Buck" O'Neil Diamond MVP Award as well as the Negro League Baseball Museum's Rube Foster Award for American League Executive of the Year in 2016.
A silent auction of autographed memorabilia and other items will be held during the event. All proceeds will benefit the Genesis Philanthropy's Family Connects program. This program ensures the safety of newborn babies and their parents by providing a free visit from a specially trained Genesis Visiting Nurse. The goal of this program is to connect parents with the community resources they need to raise a healthy child.
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