October 2008

2009 K Crew Auditions

As promised, here is the information on 2009 K Crew Auditions…

 

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: Registration/Check-in: 9:30 am, Auditions: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Overland Park Convention Center (6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211)

 

KCrew Group.jpgJob Description: The Kansas City Royals K Crew is a coed fan-interactive team that will perform at all 2009 Kansas City Royals home games at Kauffman Stadium. The “K Crew” will be the face of the Royals gameday experience and act as Royals fan ambassadors both at Kauffman Stadium and at outside appearances as assigned.  K Crew duties include: fan interaction throughout stadium (meet and greets, autograph sessions, etc.), facilitating entertainment utilizing special skills/talents, game operations responsibilities such as in-game promotions, T-shirt launches and crowd rallies, and other duties as assigned by the Kansas City Royals.

 

Qualifications:
? 18+ and a high school graduate by April 10, 2009 (valid photo I.D. required)
? Candidates must be willing to devote a large percentage of time to the K Crew program, including attendance at rehearsals, all designated games, community events and other mandatory appearances in and around the Kansas City area.  Must have flexible schedule for nights, weekends and holidays.
? Candidates must have reliable transportation and live in or close to the Kansas City area.
? Candidates must have the stamina and fitness level to perform athletic activities in conditions of summer heat.
? Candidates must demonstrate good moral character and be drug free.
? Candidates must be able to perform activities and interact with fans on camera in front of large crowds. Prior performance, entertainment, public relations, and/or broadcasting experience preferred.
? Candidates must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and a positive, energetic personality.  Must be able to handle situations with a quick and professional response.
? Candidates must be reliable, punctual, and courteous. Should have good listening skills and an ability to work with brief instruction as part of a team.
? Knowledge of the game of baseball is preferred.
? No candidate may presently be affiliated with or be a representative of any other semi-professional or professional athletic franchise.

Visit the official K Crew Web page for more information and to get your application!  Deadline for Pre-Registration is Monday, December 1, 2008.  If you have any questions, call 816-504-4433 or email kcrew@royals.com.

I’ll see you at auditions!  Good luck!

 

It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…

-Erica

K Crew Off-season Update

I’ve been meaning to get a new blog up, but between winning volleyball games (yeah GVHS Lady Eagles!!!), grading papers, and doing my own homework, I’ve been a little busy!  As I was driving home from class this evening, Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” came on the radio and, of course, MADE ME MISS K CREW SO MUCH!!!  It also served as a reminder to get all of you caught up on some off-season K Crew action…

A few of us lucky K Crew members were in a little different setting a couple of weeks ago.  Instead of being outside and on dugouts, ocho de octubre 019.jpgwe were courtside and running to halfcourt at the NBA exhibition game at Sprint Center.  Amy, Emily, Jacqueline, and I were very excited to be part of the game crew for the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks game.  Here are some pictures of our night…

Jacq was in charge for the night and did a great job!  Here’s a little glimpse of the pre-game “action”…

 

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And now us posing…   oh yes, we get to hang out with THE Tim Scott!ocho de octubre 021.jpg

 

 

These guys shot A LOT of free throws!!!!  Way to go guys!

 

 

 

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Some pretty sweet dancers for our Dance Off!  Emily did a great job picking out these guys!ocho de octubre 025.jpg 

 

 

 

K Crew with Kasey!!!!!! 

 

 

 

 

Being a basketball coach’s daughter, I was raised on the hardwood floor and have played basketball since before I could walk, so it was pretty cool to get to be ON THE COURT with some professional basketball players and work in a setting with my other favorite sport.  Not only was the experience pretty neat, but it was also really great to see my old K Crew friends again!  It was one sweet night at Sprint Center!

A week later, K Crew had our end of season party, which I was VERY sad to miss because I couldn’t miss my grad school class!   And then here’s a picture I found from the last game that I had meant to include in the last blog but hadn’t loaded on my computer yet.  I felt like it was still pertinent to post this picture though, because at the party, Tony Awards were presented and I received “Biggest Flirt,” which just would not have been possible without the good-looking charm and encouragement from these two guys… hahahaha, miss you boys!

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PA122556.JPGThe K Crew has also been involved in a few charity events since the season ended.  A couple weeks ago Jacq, Amy and Aaron helped out at the Whitetail Pumpkin Farm Hayride for Special Needs Children, and Sean, Shaun, Sarah and Kirby attended the First Downs for Down Syndrome Buddy Walk at Arrowhead Stadium last weekend.  It’s great to get out into the community and work with other organizations!

 

 

Just a heads up, my next blog will include information on 2009 K Crew Auditions, so be sure to check in next week for that exciting info!

 

It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…

-Erica