MVS Charity Softball Game Returns June 6, 2024

The must-see summer event for Kansas City football fans is back!

The 2nd Annual Marquez Valdes-Scantling Charity Softball Game benefiting his Humble Beginnings Foundation will be held at Legends Field, home of the Kansas City Monarchs, on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10am CST at or BUY TICKETS HERE.

Super Bowl LVII Champion, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (MVS) kicked off his Humble Beginnings Foundation with the 2023 charity softball game where he and over 50 of his Kansas City Chiefs teammates battled it out on the diamond for a good cause. The game featured a Homerun Derby won by Patrick Mahomes and a seven inning Chiefs offense vs. defense softball game with offense pulling out a win. MVS’s Humble Beginnings Foundation raised over $200,000 in year one donating a portion of the proceeds back to four Kansas City organizations he feels strongly about: KC Common Good, KC Mother’s in Charge, Cornerstones of Care and Community Linc. This year the event will be amplified with a pre-game tailgate in the parking lot. We are hopeful for a sellout crowd and even more impactful funds raised for the Greater Kansas City area.

MVS stated: “Growing up on the south side of St. Petersburg, FL, I saw children in economically disadvantaged areas and a large population of homeless individuals. Personally, I was fortunate enough to have a tremendous family who sacrificed everything to provide for me. My family instilled in me the importance of volunteering and giving back to my community. Kansas City has welcomed me with open arms and I am excited to continue making an impact here on and off the field and showing the fans who I really am.”

Ticket Information – On Sale Wednesday, November 15th at 10am CST

Tickets for the softball game will start at $25 for bleacher seats and general admission, reserved seating at $50 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $150 for the best seats in the house that include a MVS autographed Kansas City Chiefs mini-helmet. There will be 50 available on-field meet & greets available for an additional $1,000 to your ticket where fans get to watch the homerun derby on-field and meet & greet with MVS and a select number of players. All tickets and parking passes can be purchased at or in person at Legends Field Box Office, the add-on meet & greet can be purchased at

If you are interested in suites, party deck or sponsorship donation opportunities, please contact Carley Sanfilippo at Team Lammi Sports Management at

For more information on the 2nd Annual Marquez Valdes-Scantling Charity Softball Game please visit or follow us at @mvscharitysoftball on Instagram

The Humble Beginnings Foundation:

The Humble Beginnings Foundation was started in 2023 to help individuals in economically disadvantaged areas receive aid and resources to better themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Our mission is to help children and adults achieve a sustainable and functional lifestyle.

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About MaxFun Live

MaxFun Live is a fan-focused Kansas City based producer of live sports and entertainment events. We are passionate about creating experiences that are entertaining, engaging and memorable. We are also the proud owners of the 2021 American Association Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Team. We manage Legend’s Field – a 5,600+ seat stadium (capacity up to 20,000 with the field) located in Kansas City, Kansas adjacent to Kansas Speedway and Children’s Mercy Park (home to Sporting Kansas City).

Reigning Champion Monarchs Announce 2024 Schedule

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City Monarchs fans can mark their calendars. They know exactly when their team will start their defense of the American Association championship.

The Monarchs will play their 2024 home opener on May 16, part of a 100-game regular-season schedule released Tuesday by the American Association of Professional Baseball.

Read the full schedule here.

The reigning league champion Monarchs open the 2024 season in Sioux City on May 10, finishing the season on Labor Day. Their final regular-season home game is August 29.

Legends Field will also host the 2024 American Association Home Run Derby on July 22 and American Association All-Star Game on July 23.

The 2024 season carries special significance for the Monarchs. It’s the 100th anniversary of the historical Monarchs’ triumph over Hilldale in the first ever Negro League World Series.

Fans can get in on the action right now by purchasing the Monarchs’ Holiday Pack. The deal includes four tickets each to four games, including the home opener on May 16, plus a Monty bobblehead, all for $299. Fans can purchase the Holiday Pack and other offers at

Exciting promotions, giveaways and theme nights for Monarchs games will be announced at a later date.

A few highlights of the Monarchs’ 2024 schedule:

– The Monarchs’ Monday through Saturday home games will start at 6:35 p.m. in 2024. This is a change from 2023, when Monday through Friday games started at 7 p.m. and Saturday games started at 6 p.m.  The change makes game times more straightforward and allows fans to head home sooner when attending weeknight games.

– Kansas City’s first game of the year is May 10 in Sioux City. The Explorers will be out for revenge after the Monarchs defeated them 2-1 in the 2023 West Division Championship Series.

– Sunday matinees are back for 2024, with all nine of the Monarchs’ Sunday home games starting at 1:05 p.m.

– The Monarchs have two additional day games on Wednesday, June 12 and Tuesday, July 16. Both games start at 11:05 a.m.

– The Chicago Dogs come to Legends Field August 13-15 in a rematch of the 2023 Wolff Cup Finals. The Monarchs won the series 3-1 last September to claim the American Association title. The teams’ only other matchup of the regular season is June 21-23 from Impact Field outside of Chicago.

– The Monarchs’ longest homestand of the season runs from August 5-18. The stretch features 12 games over 14 days, capped off by the Monarchs’ home matchup with Milwaukee, who won the East Division in the regular season.

– August is a jam-packed month for Monarchs baseball. Kansas City plays 18 home games that month, including matchups with division rivals Sioux City, Lincoln and Fargo-Moorhead.

– Kansas City’s longest road trip of 2024 is set for May 27 through June 6. The Monarchs will visit Lake Country, Gary SouthShore and Sioux Falls before returning home June 7.

– The Monarchs’ final regular-season home game is scheduled for Labor Day, September 2, on the road against the Sioux Falls Canaries.

Monarchs to Host 2024 American Association All-Star Game

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — For the first time in 18 years, a league All-Star Game is coming to the home of the Monarchs

The Kansas City Monarchs will host the 2024 American Association All-Star Game at Legends Field on Tuesday, July 23, the club and league announced Monday.

The Monarchs, who won the 2023 American Association title this past September, will also host the American Association All-Star Monday Night, including the AAPB Home Run Derby and KC Celebrity Softball Game, on July 22.

“This is a great day for the Monarchs family both past and present, for Legends Field and, most importantly, for Kansas City, Kansas,” Monarchs owner Mark Brandmeyer said. “We are excited the American Association is bringing one of its signature events to our community and believe it will be among many legendary moments we are able to attract to this first-class facility.”

2024 will be the first time the Monarchs have hosted the American Association All-Star Game. It will be the first all-star game at Legends Field since the 2006 Northern League All-Star Game.

The annual American Association Hall of Fame Luncheon will take place on game day, July 23. The two All-Star teams will tour the the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at historic 18th & Vine in Kansas City, Missouri before the luncheon.

“The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is thrilled that the 2024 American Association All-Star Game will be held in Kansas City,” said museum president Bob Kendrick. “We look forward to teaming with the Kansas City Monarchs to host this stellar event that will showcase the Association’s brightest stars while shining light on the rich heritage of our great game.”

In addition to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, Legends Field will host an American Association tryout camp, a premier baseball and softball clinic and other events to be announced.

“Kansas City, Kansas is an obvious and compelling choice to host this celebration of our game,” said AAPB commissioner Joshua Schaub. “Village West is noted as a sports and entertainment destination featuring a renovated Legends Field and a wide array of hospitality options. We thank the Monarchs, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Kansas City, Kansas visitors and tourism team for welcoming the American Association All-Star Game and associated fan-centered activities to this great community.”

Monarchs manager Joe Calfapietra will manage the West All Stars. Butch Hobson, who led the Chicago Dogs to the 2023 Wolff Cup Finals, will manage the East Division side.

“It’s a testament to our community, the Monarchs organization and Legends Field that Kansas City, Kansas has been selected to host the American Association All Star Game in 2024,” Calfapietra said. “We look forward to making this an unforgettable couple of days next summer.”

“We are proud that Kansas City, Kansas and Village West, will be showcased during the 2024 American Association All-Star Game,” said Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Tyrone Garner. “With Legends Field hosting great events like the Wolff Cup Finals, amazing concerts like Tacos and Tequila and the upcoming Enchant Holiday Festival, our vision for a safe, family friendly, active entertainment and sports district is moving forward.”

Additional details regarding all aspects of the American Association All-Star game and events will be announced at a later date.

Monarchs Named Attraction Of The Year

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Fresh off of a thrilling run to the championship this summer, the Kansas City Monarchs have a new addition to their trophy case.

The professional baseball club has won the Greater Kansas City Attractions Association’s Attraction of the Year Award. The Monarchs are the first sports team to win the prestigious honor.

The award honors an attraction that has an impact on and demonstrates excellence in advancing the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry. Past award winners include Union Station Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

2023 was the Monarchs’ 20th season of pro baseball in Kansas City, Kansas. Originally known as the Kansas City T-Bones, they changed their name to the Monarchs ahead of the 2021 season in partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

The Monarchs are the reigning champions of the American Association of Professional Baseball. The Monarchs clinched their third title in five seasons with a walk-off win on September 20, 2023.

The Monarchs have played at Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas since arriving in KC. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the Village West area of Kansas City which also includes the busiest retail shopping district in KC, Children’s Mercy Park (home to Sporting Kansas City of MLS), and the Kansas Speedway. The ballpark has 5,600 fixed seats and can hold thousands more for concerts and special events.

The Monarchs will defend their title in 2024, with the season getting underway in May.

About the Kansas City Monarchs

The Kansas City Monarchs are a professional baseball team in the American Association, an MLB Partner League. This year, they are celebrating their 20th year of baseball in Kansas City, Kansas. In 2020, the team partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and changed their name from the T-Bones to the Monarchs in honor of the legendary Negro League franchise that played from 1920 to 1965. The Monarchs won ten Negro American League championships and two Negro League World Series championships in their history. The team featured numerous notable players over the years, including Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Buck O’Neil.