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Tour Kauffman Stadium and learn about Negro Leagues baseball during 50 Plus day trip on June 21
POSTED: 05/31/2016
 
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Kauffman Stadium on a day when the Royals are not playing during a late June day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

During this trip, called Home Run Fun, participants will get to visit areas of the stadium not normally open to the public including the press box, interview room, and dugout for a player’s view of the field. Tour the Royals Hall of Fame and see the World Series trophy. After the tour, the group will stop for lunch at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque on their way to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th and Vine district. Visitors can look into the rich history of African-American baseball through artifacts and photos from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this eight-hour day trip, including lunch, transportation, and tours, is $79 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 33372.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus trip are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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