#TeamMCC pictures from Relay the Way on Royals’ opening day
Metropolitan Community College is so proud of #TeamMCC: Our “players” did a terrific job on Sunday morning, April 3, as part of Relay the Way, the longest “first pitch” in Kansas City Royals history.
Team MCC’s 20 members covered the territory at 18th Street and Grand Boulevard as the baseball made the turn from Grand east onto 18th Street, where it would head to the 18th and Vine District and on to Kauffman Stadium.
An estimated 2,500 people spaced 20 or so feet apart helped relay the ball from Union Station to the K, a 9.5-mile route. The event was a fundraiser for the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be built in the 18th and Vine area.
MCC Foundation executive board member Carolyn Watley, president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, was chair of the fundraising committee.
By the way, the baseball gods were on the side of KC’s boys in blue, as the Royals clinched their 2016 season opener against the New York Mets 4-3.
Thanks to everyone who entered our Relay the Way social media contest. We’re looking forward to another great year of baseball. Go Royals!