Archive for Wednesday, March 30, 2005

KC ticket sales to end Tuesday

March 30, 2005

The deadline is approaching.

Tickets for Community Day at the K still are available at Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood high schools, but both schools must turn in ticket sales Tuesday to the Royals.

Tickets, which are $10 each, are for the April 19 Kansas City-Cleveland major league baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

The game starts at 1:10 p.m. and will be the first match-up in a doubleheader.

Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood will play the second game, which likely will start around 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.

Each school is responsible for selling 1,000 tickets to the Royals afternoon game.

In Tonganoxie, roughly 800 tickets have been sold, THS coach Andy Gilner said Monday.

This week, his players are on a selling blitz, as Gilner described it. Players are soliciting tickets during lunch periods at THS.

Tickets are available throughout the school day by contacting THS athletics director Brandon Parker at the high school at (913) 845-2654.

Tickets also are available at The Mirror office at 520 E. Fourth in Tonganoxie.

In Basehor, tickets can be purchased at Basehor-Linwood High School or at Sunflower Broadband at 15510 State Avenue, Suite 1A.

Basehor-Linwood coach David Svboda said his team has sold 500 tickets and is hoping they'll make a final push this week to sell those remaining tickets.

For each ticket that is sold, teams will receive $2 toward their general funds from the Royals.

Gilner hopes to have ticket sales wrapped up Friday.

Of course, if tickets still are available, they'll be sold until the Tuesday deadline.

"We're going to try to get things closed up by the end of this week really," Gilner said. "So if anyone's interested, contact the school and we'll see if we can hook them up with some tickets."

Tonganoxie's regular season opens Thursday against Bonner Springs.

The varsity travels to Bonner Springs, while the junior varsity will play at home in doubleheader action.

Both doubleheaders are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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