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He Will Finally Be Royal – #SungWooToKC Week

He Will Finally Be Royal – #SungWooToKC Week

The best Royals fan to have never seen a game in person is coming to The K.

If you’ve spent any time around Royals fans on Twitter, you no doubt have seen or interacted with Sung Woo Lee @KoreanFan_KC. Sung Woo has been a Royals fan since the 90’s and adopted the team due, in part, to the successes of the teams filled with superstars like George Brett and Frank White.  You can see a couple of past stories about him here and here.

He follows every game religiously (in the middle of the night) via MLB.tv and Twitter. His eternal optimism, positive attitude and fresh perspective has been refreshing as many of us KC-based Royals fans sometimes struggle to find a silver lining in being Royals fans.

Sung Woo’s life long dream has been to come to America, to Kansas City, and see Kauffman Stadium.  Korean work ethics and vacation laws are much different than in the U.S. and long trips abroad are difficult to muster.  Additionally, taking time away from his family has also been challenging, but bucket lists are meant to be checked off, and so Tuesday evening, Sung Woo is coming to Kansas City to see the Royals.

He’s going to be here for a week and a few of us have been nominated to be on the Sung Woo welcome committee – but we want to open it up to all of you – you who have meant so much to him – to show him the best of Kansas City and the best of Royals fans.

Here’s the big Ask… check out the list of events below and pick one or two (or more) to come hang out with us at. We’ve already gotten so many wonderful folks to donate time, money, food, places to stay and tickets – but we still need more. The goal of all of this is to just blow Sung Woo out of the water and give him a lifetime of Royals memories in a very short week.

Any and all of these events are welcome to the public and Royals fans. We only ask that you take care of your own ticket(s) and transportation.

If you have any goods or services or just questions about his trip or wanna hook up, hit up one of the Sung Woo Welcoming Committee:

Thanks to Danny Parkins and 610 Sports for providing tickets to all of Sung Woo’s games during his stay here in KC.

You can follow all of the activities on Twitter by following the hashtag #SungWooToKC

  • Tuesday, August 5 – WELCOME SUNG WOO
    • 5:30 pm Sung Woo Red Carpet Welcome (Terminal C, KCI)
    • 7:00 pm Sung Woo Welcome Dinner (All-Star Pizza, Parkville)
  • Wednesday, August 6 – PAINT THE TOWN ROYAL BLUE
    • 10:00 am – Negro Leagues Museum and tour by NLBM President, Bob Kendrick
    • 12:00 pm – Lunch @ Arthur Bryants
    • 2:00 pm – WWI Museum / Liberty Memorial
    • 4:00 pm – Private tour of Boulevard Brewery (courtesy of the lovely Elizabeth Belden)
  • Thursday, August 7 – RED THURSDAY
    • 2:00 pm – Private tour of Kauffman Stadium
    • 4:00 pm – Tour of Arrowhead Stadium (Anybody from Arrowhead help?)
    • 7:00 pm – Chiefs v. Bengals (Need all of Arrowhead to teach Sung Woo how to Chop!!)
  • Friday, August 8 – SUNG WOO TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
    • 11:00 am – Several cars leaving for Springdale, Ark.
    • 4:00 pm – Tour of Arvest Ballpark
    • 7:00 pm – NWA Naturals vs. San Antonio Missions (Arvest)
    • 10:30 pm – Caravan returning back to KC (4 hour drive)
  • Saturday, August 9 – SUNG WOO TAILGATE (Co-Sponsored by PineTarPress.com and The Platte County Landmark)
    • 3:00 pm – “Chiefs-style” tailgate pre-Royals game @ Kauffman (Lot N, Row B.)
    • 6:00 pm – Royals vs. SF Giants
  • Sunday, August 10 – SUNG WOO GETS A BOBBLEHEAD
    • 1:00 pm – Royals vs. SF Giants (Alex Gordon Bobblehead)
  • Monday, August 11 – SUNG WOO’S FIRST PITCH
    • Looking for a daytime activity/restaurant this day
    • 6:45 pm – Sung Woo throws out the first pitch!! (Thanks so much Royals for offering to do this.)
    • 7:00 pm – Royals vs. Oakland A’s
  • Tuesday, August 12 – SUNG WOO’S TERRIFIC TUESDAY
    • Looking for a daytime activity/restaurant this day
    • 7:00 pm – Royals vs. Oakland A’s
  • Wednesday, August 13 – SUNG WOO’S LAST FULL DAY
    • Looking for a daytime activity/restaurant this day
    • 7:00 pm – Royals vs. Oakland A’s
  • Thursday, August 14 – SUNG WOO HEADS HOME
    • 3:30 AM Sung Woo to Airport filled with a lifetime of memories and hopefully enough BBQ to make the long flight back to Korea entertaining.

About The Author

http://www.ramblingmorons.com

Chris is a Kansas Citian and tortured sports fan. He is also a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He has a weekly column called "The Rambling Moron" for The Platte County Landmark and has contributed content to Sports Radio 810, ESPN 1510, 810Varsity.com and Referee Magazine. When he is not riding horseback on the beaches of Parvin Road, he maintains the widely panned @TheFakeNed twitter account that receives dozens of unsolicited naked lady pictures daily. Additionally, he is the creator and host of the UmpTalk podcast at umptalk.com.Chris has a wife and a child and lives in an assisted living complex in Kansas City North.You can reach him through his Twitter @ChrisKamler or on Facebook.com/chriskamler. He's honestly not that hard to find.

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Comments (4)

  • IanBadeer

    I will be driving down there for the game on the 9th. I will try to stop by the tailgate and say hi, pretty awesome that everyone is pitching in! I’ll bring some Royals cards.

  • travisbaker83

    Chris, let me know if I can help? Tour schedule at Arrowhead is different on game day. We offer Game Day Tours at 5 and 5:30. Call Ashley and she will give you options.

  • Bob Stalder

    This is awesome..So glad he is finally realizing his dream

  • rachelsantschi

    4:00 pm – Tour of Arrowhead Stadium (Anybody from Arrowhead help?) – Call the Chiefs at 816.920.9300 and ask for Ashley Muffit
    7:00 pm – Chiefs v. Bengals (Need all of Arrowhead to teach Sung Woo how to Chop!!) – We’d love to get an interview with him. Tweet me @KCChiefs_Rachel

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