DIAMOND OF DREAMS PRESENTED BY BLUE KC SET FOR AUG. 8 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2022

For more information contact:
Kelly Cannon
O: (816) 395-3711

Annual on-field fundraiser to feature Royals Players and multi-platinum, award-winning artist Jimmie Allen: proceeds to benefit Royals Charities

KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 27, 2022)—Royals Charities has announced that Diamond of Dreams will take place on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Monday, Aug. 8. This year’s fundraiser, set to begin at 7:00 p.m., will benefit Royals Charities and some of the most pressing needs of our community.

“Blue KC is proud to partner with Royals Charities as the Presenting Sponsor of Diamond of Dreams,” said Erin Stucky, Blue KC President and CEO. “This event is an opportunity to showcase Kansas City’s big heart and raise funds for organizations that lift up our community.”

Diamond of Dreams will feature appearances from current and former players, as well as a live concert from GRAMMY Award nominated, multi-platinum country musician Jimmie Allen. Along with great food, Diamond of Dreams will also feature an exclusive Helzberg Diamond “Diamond Dig,” a live and silent auction. The evening’s grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show. This will be a private event with limited sponsorship opportunities available.

Prior to the on-field event, Royals Charities will host a private VIP Party for event sponsors beginning at 6:00p.m.

Some sponsorship opportunities and corporate packages will include a private meet-and-greet with a Royals celebrity, a reserved hospitality space with prominent company signage, event tickets and recognition throughout the festivities. For more on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a corporate package, please call (816) 504-4311 or email royalscharities@royals.com.

Key event sponsors for Diamond of Dreams include Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, Aramark, Price Chopper, CommunityAmerica, DSS, Inc., Prime Lending, Sun Life Financial, The University of Kansas Health System, UMB, Arrowhead Meats, VenueSmart, and ConvergeOne.

About Jimmie Allen
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. Allen was nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, his first ever GRAMMY nomination. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year nominee at the 57th ACM Awards (which he co-hosted alongside Dolly Parton & Gabby Barrett) and Outstanding New Artist nominee at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Allen launched his career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane (which The New York Times dubbed as one of 2018’s strongest) – the first being his RIAA 2x Platinum debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and second being Platinum-certified “Make Me Want To.” In July 2020, Allen released his star-studded collaboration project Bettie James that garnered a slew of critical acclaim for the music, the historic nature of various collaborations, and its subsequent place in country music history. Named for his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and late father, James Allen, Bettie James has been hailed as an “announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for country” (NPR), and “a powerful statement from a developing voice” (Billboard). On June 25, 2021, Allen released the project’s follow up album Bettie James Gold Edition. Doubling down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, the album “broadens country’s borders” (Billboard) and includes nine brand new songs featuring Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina in addition to the previous collaborations on Bettie James with Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. His single “Freedom Was A Highway” with Paisley went #1 in February 2022. Allen won the both the ACM New Male Artist of the Year award and CMA New Artist of the Year award in April and November 2021, respectively. He has amassed more than 1 billion on-demand streams, graced the cover of Billboard, and performed on The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, American Idol, Tamron Hall Show, Nick Cannon, The Steve Harvey Show, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and more. Much like his approach to music, Allen’s other creative pursuits know no boundaries. His debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet – a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age – was published in July 2021 with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Allen also serves as Executive Music Producer for Netflix’s series Titletown High, which premiered globally in August 2021; his song “Big In A Small Town” is the theme song for the series. He most recently reached the quarterfinals as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars’ landmark 30th season on ABC. In February 2022, Allen embarked on his Down Home Tour 2022, his first headline tour. Starting this Fall and through Spring 2023 he will join Carrie Underwood’s The Denim & Rhinestones Tour as special guest on all 43 U.S. arena dates. His new single “Down Home” was released March 8- listen HERE and watch the music video (co-directed by Allen) HERE. The song is the first single from Allen’s third album Tulip Drive, which was released June 24, 2022 and is named for the street in Lewes, DE that his late grandmother lived on. For more information on Allen, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com or follow him on lnstagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at BlueKC.com.

About Royals Charities
Created in 2001, Royals Charities strives to support children, education, youth baseball/softball, and military in and around the Kansas City area. With the support of Royals fans and corporate partners, the foundation accomplishes this mission by providing grant funding to community organizations. Royals Charities has donated more than $22 million dollars in grants since its inception. For more information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.

Media contact: Sharita Hutton (sharita.hutton@royals.com).