Glass family donates tickets to Game 1 of World Series to kids with special needs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- To sit right behind home plate at the first game of the World Series is a dream, but for two very special kids that’s just become reality.

Catie Flournoy found out last week about the opportunity.

“I was like super excited, but I also was really nervous,” she says.

She’s going with Bryce Pinter, who is such a big Royals fan that he can name the roster.

These two friends are a part of Variety Children’s Charity, a nonprofit that helps 64 different kinds of special needs. The Royals donated the owner seats to Variety.

“This an exciting opportunity for anyone, but with a child with special needs who gets excluded it’s even more important," says executive director Deborah Wiebrecht.  "Because it shows that they’re a part of the community and that they’re important as everyone else. For the royals to believe that, we’re so appreciative."

Besides cheering on the boys in blue, Catie and Bryce say they will be cheering the hardest for their favorite player Lorenzo Cain.

The kids say they’re grateful for the Royals' support, but they’re most excited about the extra goodies that come with being at the game.

“Cotton candy, milk shakes, all that kind of stuff you don’t get to eat every single day," Catie says. "It’s like a fancy buffet.”

“French fries, pizza, popcorn,” Bryce adds.

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