Chamber of Commerce to Honor Ewing Kauffman, 1985 Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will play host to a special, once-in-a-lifetime event, ‘The Business of Baseball.’
The evening on July 8th will be filled with surprises and retrospect for business and baseball in our community including a tribute to the man who brought baseball to Kansas City, our own hometown entrepreneur and business icon Ewing M. Kauffman.
Mr. K was not only known as a terrific business mind, he was also a beloved owner who wanted, more than anything, a winning baseball team for our city. His daughter, Julia Irene Kauffman, will serve as our honorary chair.
As a clear indication of just how much Ewing Kauffman was admired, a panel of local baseball heroes from the 1985 World Series team, baseball notables and a cast of other stars will descend on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to pay tribute. Our baseball celebrities include Royals greats Hal McRae, Frank White, Bret Saberhagen, Jim Sundberg and former Royals General Manager John Schuerholz, who is currently President of the Atlanta Braves. Famed Royal announcers Fred White and Denny Matthews will put their own spin on the memorable ’85 season.
Our honored guests will delve into conversations around building a successful team, minor league systems, training and scouting and free agency. You’ll want to hear their discussions on the past and the future of America`s favorite game.
Get dressed up in your favorite creative baseball cocktail attire and head out for a glamorous evening that combines the very best of sports and business. Who doesn’t want to rub elbows with Kansas City Royal heroes from past and present? Join us for an evening filled with memories, laughs and a reminder of the glory years of baseball in Kansas City and beyond.
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