The Royals and the voices of 28,500 fans at Kauffman Stadium made Strike Out Slavery’s second event of the season a night to remember. Here are some of the highlights:
All About Awareness
Energy and enthusiasm illuminated the pregame Family Festival. Fans got to meet 13 international and six Kansas City-based nonprofit organizations fighting human trafficking. Plus, we had Attorney General Officers from Kansas and Missouri show their leadership in combatting the issue of human trafficking by attending the Festival. Fans were inspired to partake in the conversation about human trafficking and showed their support through participating in our “Not In Our Ballpark” pinwall.
Raising Our Voices Even Louder
The fight against modern-day slavery is a long and hard fight, but we are making progress. Before the first pitch, we held an on-field ceremony featuring survivor advocates, surrounded by leaders from Strike Out Slavery’s global alliance of nonprofits. Together, we stressed how important it is to keep going…to continue raising awareness about human trafficking and to work together to fight it.
And Then, Ms. Lauryn Hill Took the Stage
After the game, fans headed down to the field to sing along to the hits of GRAMMY® legend, Ms. Lauryn Hill. From “Lost Ones” to “I Gotta Find Peace of Mind,” (sung acapella in the magical glow of fans’ light up wristbands), Ms. Hill put on a stunning display in support of our initiative. It. Was. Surreal.
We cannot wait ‘til the next event at Angel Stadium on September 14. Stay tuned for info and updates!