Catch '85 Royals stars on All-Star week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's a special event planned for All-Star weekend that might catch your interest.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Big KC's Salute to Baseball. It will take place on July 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The event will include a tribute to the man who brought baseball back to Kansas City, Ewing Kauffman.

"He really is an entrepreneur whose spirit tied a lot of things together in Kansas City, a great company, a great foundation and of course, Royals baseball," Greater KC Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Heeter said.

There will also be a panel featuring 1985 Royals World Series greats Bret Saberhagen, Hal McRae, Frank White and then-general manager John Schuerholz. Julia Irene Kauffman is honorary chair for the event. The Voice of the Royals, Denny Matthews, and former Royals broadcaster Fred White will also speak at the event.

The first 100 tickets went on sale Monday. From Tuesday through May 24, a pre-sale will be held for Chamber members only. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 25. They cost between $125 - $200. Chamber members receive $25 off.

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