FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2009
ONLINE REGRISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE T.A.K.E. DEFENSE CLASSES AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM
First of Two Classes Set for May 2
Kansas City, Mo. (April 6, 2009) –Royals Charities is teaming once again with 98.1 KUDL and The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to host two T.A.K.E. Defense self-defense classes on the field at Kauffman Stadium during the 2009 season. The classes, which are free-of-charge and open to females ages 12 and older, are scheduled for Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. In 2008, the Royals hosted their first two T.A.K.E. Defense classes, welcoming more than 700 females to The K.
Participants for the 2009 classes must pre-register for the class online at royals.com/takedefense. All participants must sign a waiver, which is also available online. Participants under the age of 18 will also need a signature from a parent or guardian to participate.
The T.A.K.E. Defense classes aim to raise safety awareness and give women self-protection skills they need to avoid becoming the victims of violent crime. Participants will receive safety awareness tips and hands-on training in basic life-saving self-defense techniques during the class.
The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation was created in honor of the late Ali Kemp, a metro teen who was murdered in 2002. T.A.K.E. Defense serves as a legacy to Ali’s life and has trained more than 26,000 girls and women in basic self-defense skills. T.A.K.E. Defense carries its message and training locally and across the United States each year to communities, colleges, and universities and has been featured on America’s Most Wanted, ABC’s “20/20” and CBS Prime Time along with numerous local and regional newscasts.
For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000 or the Foundation’s Marketing/Media Director, Jennifer Wyand, at (913) 669-7364.