Kansas City Royals Open Season With a First Pitch Relay Using a Smart Baseball Containing Messages From Fans

Relay the Way

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.

The ball was throw as the ceremonial first pitch at the April 3, 2016 Kansas City opening day game against the New York Mets, which the Royals won.

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.

via The Kansas City Star, Make: