Royals Seek Nominations for Military Veteran Tribute
The Kansas City Royals are inviting fans to nominate veterans for the honor of sitting in the club’s Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat during the annual Armed Forces Day celebration presented by Budweiser and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The military themed tribute is set for Saturday September 15 prior to the Los Angeles Angels – Royals game at 6:10 p.m.
Since 2007, the club has paid tribute to the lasting impact O’Neil had on the game of baseball and the Kansas City area by filling “Buck’s” seat with a member of the community who embodies his vibrant spirit. In conjunction with the Armed Forces Day celebration, the Royals are calling onfans to submit nominations for deserving veterans by visiting www.royals.com/buckseat. A panel from the National World War I Museum will then select one veterans as the honoree for Armed Forces Day.
The honoree, along with four guests, will enjoy the game from “Buck’s seat” behind home plate of Kauffman Stadium. In addition, the veteran will be recognized during the Royals pregame ceremony and FOX Sports Kansas City telecast that evening.