Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Student tallies brisk sales for Royals baseball game

Tickets still available throughout community for ‘Community Day at the K’

February 23, 2005

Perhaps the Kansas City Royals baseball organization should name Phil George its employee of the month.

The Tonganoxie High baseball player has sold more than 100 tickets to the Kansas City-Cleveland game April 19 at Kauffman Stadium.

Baseball players from the Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood must sell a total of 1,000 tickets per team to the afternoon game. The two high school teams will play each other after the major league game.

As for Tonganoxie's highest ticket seller, George said his strategy was basic.

"I just went out and sold them," George said.

The THS junior, who said he always has the tickets with him wherever he goes, has sold many tickets to family and friends.

"My mom has a large family," George said.

As of Friday, the Tonganoxie High baseball team had sold roughly 420 tickets for the Royals game.

Last week, BLHS coach David Svboda said his team had sold roughly 245 tickets.

Tickets can be purchased from Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood players, as well as at Sunflower Broadband, 15510 State Ave.

In Tonganoxie, tickets soon will be available at The Mirror newspaper office, 520 E. Fourth, and are available at the recreation commission office, 221 E. Highway 24-40. Tickets also are being sold at Tonganoxie's First State Bank and Trust locations at 400 Bury St. and 1525 U.S. Highway 24-40.

Tickets for Community Day at the K are $10 each with $2 of each ticket going to the high school teams.

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