The Kansas City Royals opened their baseball season with a unique first pitch relay that let fans play a 9.49-mile game of catch to get a smart baseball from Union Station to Kauffman Stadium. The ball contains a small computer that holds messages from fans who each made donations to Relay the Way, a charity benefitting a planned Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy.
Fans can still donate to send a message to the ball, which will be put on display at Royals Hall of Fame.
The ceremonial first pitch ball that will cross the city contains a computer that will store messages from those who donate $1 or more to the Urban Youth Academy. After it crosses home plate with the well wishes of an entire city, it will be put on display in the Royals Hall of Fame where fans can access all of the messages. Donate now to get your message into the ball and be a part of history.