SO MANY INCREDIBLE PEOPLE
As promised, here are some incredible people that I got to hang out with last homestand!!! One night in particular, I seriously just had the most fun with so many different sets of kiddos that were SO EXCITED to be the stadium watching the Royals! Their enthusiasm pumped me up to do my job even better, so I told them I would return the favor by putting their pretty faces on my blog! Enjoy!
The first shout goes to Hoops and YoYo!!! Oh man–and you thought these guys were just available upon opening Hallmark cards, but OH NO, they come to cheer on the Royals!!!!! Kelly did an awesome job helping them out for the game and was actually just named Homestand MVP! Congrats, Kelly!!! Britt is the fine looking guy with us, and he is one of my very favorite people to be partners with on K Crew. He’s funny and clever, works hard and just really a pleasure of a partner. Here’s to you, Britt!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll surely say it again, but being in charge of the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat honoree is so exciting because I get to meet the coolest people. This awesome guy next to me is THE Cullen Jones AKA OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST!!!! I seriously became a little starstruck by Cullen…the most obvious reason would be THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL, which is especially impressive to me because I spent a great deal of my childhood being obsessed with the Olympics. He was super down-to-earth and told me some cool stories about the Olympics, including a really special moment to him when he saw the USA Mens’ Basketball Team all at their meet cheering for THEM. He said it was pretty surreal. But there was more than just a gold medal that had me so mesmerized by this superstar. Cullen has teamed up with USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make a Splash” program, to promote swimming lessons in order to help reduce drowning instances among minority youth.
K Crew’s job is to try to interact with as many as fans as possible each night, and Aaron really took the extra effort to not miss ANYONE! Hahahahaha. This praying mantis was helping us pump up some pretty excited fans in right field. And a shout out to Aaron, a veteran K Crew member who I had a great time working with as we reminisced about some K Crew from seasons past. We miss you guys!
And the following pictures are just some of the INCREDIBLE kids that I met and got to cheer on our Royals together!! I completely adored my time with each of them!!! Thanks for being so excited about the Royals, guys…I’m thinking there could be a K Crew job in your future!!!!
And last, but certainly not least in this blog of INCREDIBLE fans that I got to hang out with would be these sweet kids that I spent a couple of innings with–cheering, chatting, and becoming friends. They’re not from KC, so this was such a meaningful experience to get to see how very excited they were to be here. I was getting ready to leave the stadium after the game, when I hear someone shout, “ERICA!!!” I turn around to see my new friends, and their mom runs over to me and says, “They were so sad that they missed you, because they were really wanting to ask you for your autograph! I know you’re leaving, but could you do that for them?”
Note to fans everywhere: I WILL NEVER SAY NO TO AN AUTOGRAPH. Among the million things I love about this job would include the pretend fame that comes with being a K Crew girl, but most of all–I love that four kids left the game smiling and so excited because of some time I spent with them.
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…
P.S. I almost forgot!!! This past weekend, I was at a wedding in St. Louis (Don’t worry, I had my Royals bracelet on ALL weekend!). My boyfriend was the DJ and he had me be the MC for the night. I felt like I was doing Live Shots all night–it was so much fun!! One fan–I mean GUEST lol, asked me if I had done some MC stuff before, and I told him about my job with K Crew. He then had to tease me, because he was a Cards fan (otherwise a really nice guy, ha!). But then he said something pretty exciting. He told me that he hasn’t been to a stadium that has such cool promotions and fan interaction as the ones at The K. Even in a city of red, I hear good things about my Royals!!! Here’s a picture of me down in the bottom right using my Royals experience to get people a dancing! Congrats, Elisha and Tony! Come see us at The K, and I’ll see about getting you on Kiss Cam!