City of Fountains Foundation Celebrates 50 Years with Kansas City Royals Partnership

City of Fountains Foundation Celebrates 50 Years with Kansas City Royals Partnership

City of Fountains Foundation Celebrates 50 Years with Kansas City Royals Partnership

Kansas City Parks & Recreation Crews will Dye Fountains Blue Throughout the Season 

The City of Fountains Foundations is celebrating 50 years in 2023 and is partnering with the Royals Bring Out The Blue initiative to celebrate. Beginning on Fountain Day, April 14, one fountain will be dyed blue each month at the start of Royals home games through September.   

“Much like Opening Day for the Kansas City Royals, Fountain Day, is a special occurrence that people look forward to every year,” said Sarah Tourville, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Community Impact Officer for the Kansas City Royals. “That is why the Kansas City Royals are proud to be partnering with the KCMO Parks & Recreation, and the City of Fountains Foundation for their 50th anniversary. We look forward to seeing several fountains around the city turn blue in partnership with our Bring Out The Blue slogan.”   

Bring Out The Blue fountain schedule:  
Friday, April 14th –Mill Creek Fountain   
Tuesday, May 2nd – Women’s Leadership Fountain  
Friday, June 2nd – Children’s Fountain  
Friday, July 14th- Northland Fountain  
Friday, August 11th- Concourse Fountain  
Friday, September 15th – Spirit of Freedom Fountain    

The Seahorse Fountain and the Waldo Water Tower will be lit blue on these days as well. 

“There are two traditions that signify Spring in Kansas City, fountains and baseball,” said Mark L. McHenry, president of the City of Fountains Foundation. “In honor of our 50th anniversary, the foundation is excited to partner with the Royals in a season long celebration of both.” 

About Bring Out The Blue
Bring Out the Blue was created to bring the Kansas City community together to rally for the Royals on Opening Day and beyond! Every time the Royals come back home, we’ll be encouraging fans to bring out their hats, their jerseys, their t-shirts, and their flags in celebration of Kansas City’s baseball team. It’s rolling out the blue carpet and getting the city to show, once again, how there are no fans like the fans in Kansas City.    

About the City of Fountains Foundation  
The City of Fountains Foundation, was founded in 1973 by Harold and Peggy Rice. The nonprofit organization raises funds and holds endowments for more than 25 fountains, sculptures and monuments in the City and partners with Parks & Recreation to assist with major repairs and ongoing maintenance.                                                                                 
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