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Van Horn High School Falcons get a major league experience

Dreams became a reality for the Van Horn Falcons when they not only got the chance to step foot on a major league baseball field but also got the opportunity to play in the professional baseball stadium. 

It was certainly a special occasion and not your typical game. Every Falcon player on the roster got to play on the Royals’ home field. Head coach Tim Wilson told reporters he wanted every kid who sold a ticket to be able to say they played at Kauffman Stadium.

The team had to sell at least 1,000 tickets to a Royals game to get the chance to play in the High School Baseball Classic.

There were plenty of Van Horn fans in the stands cheering the team on. The admission to the game was free.

The team lost to Summit Christian Academy.  Coach Wilson told reporters his team was still excited to be a part of such a memorable experience.

Van Horn alum and former National League Cy Young Award Winner Rick Sutcliffe was also at the game cheering his former team.

He received a Falcon trophy for being an original member of the Van Horn Hall of fame.

Sutcliffe told reporters he was glad to see how well his alma mater is performing.

In more Royals news, the “Baseball Tomorrow Fund and Major League Baseball” granted Van Horn High School $5,000 as part of its Field Maintenance Education Program created by the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball. The money will be used for improvements to Roper Stadium.

The Independence School District is proud of its ongoing partnership with the Kansas City Royals, and appreciative of everything the team does for the district.