The Surprise Sundancers, founded in 2002, are the official Spring Training volunteer organization of the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the City of Surprise. The Sundancers are a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that currently consists of over 750 members! The Sundancers also provide volunteer services at the Surprise Recreation Campus and other City Special Events. As a non-profit volunteer organization, the Surprise Sundancers raise charitable donations and receive contributions to support greater Surprise/Northwest Valley youth-related programs and projects, including the award winning Dream Catcher Park.


Major League Baseball announces 2020 Spring Training schedule, games start 2/22/2020 at Surprise Stadium

Attention all Sundancers: Major League Baseball has released the 2020 Cactus League Spring Training schedule. Opening Day in Surprise, Arizona is set for Saturday, February 22 with the Texas Rangers taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at Surprise Stadium.
Surprise’s home teams – the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers – are scheduled to compete against all teams in the Cactus League for a full slate of 29 games this season. Game times, theme nights, promotions, and television coverage will be announced in the coming months.
Online tickets sales open Saturday, October 19 for season tickets, mini plans, and specialty ticket packages. An online pre-sale for individual game tickets begins Saturday, November 16. All online tickets will be available for purchase at
Specialty Group packages will also be available beginning October 19 and can be purchased by calling the Surprise Stadium at 623.222.2222.
The Surprise Stadium Box Office will open for walk-up sales beginning Saturday, January 4.

The Surprise Stadium game schedule is as follows:
22-Feb Milwaukee Brewers vs. Texas Rangers
23-Feb Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals
24-Feb San Diego Padres vs. Kansas City Royals
25-Feb Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers
26-Feb Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals
27-Feb Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers
28-Feb San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals
29-Feb Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers
1-Mar Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals
2-Mar Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers
3-Mar Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Kansas City Royals
4-Mar Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers
5-Mar Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers
6-Mar Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals
7-Mar Cincinnati Reds vs. Kansas City Royals
8-Mar Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Texas Rangers
9-Mar Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers
10-Mar Milwaukee Brewers vs. Kansas City Royals
11-Mar San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers
12-Mar Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals
13-Mar Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers
14-Mar Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals
15-Mar Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
16-Mar Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers
17-Mar Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals
18-Mar Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals
19-Mar San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers
20-Mar Cincinnati Reds vs. Texas Rangers
21-Mar Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals

Donations Now Available

Many Sundancers and supporters have asked how they might be able to donate to increase the number of scholarships and grants given each year. A person wanting to donate can set their own amount whether it is a one-time donation or a recurring amount to support Sundancers scholarships in the future. All the details on donating to the Sundancers can be found on the Donate tab on the navigation menu. If you want to get a jump on a one-time donation you can click on this button below.

Why should you donate to the Surprise Sundancers?  All donations are used to supplement the scholarship fund.  If you are a Sundancer or a Sundancer Board member or the parent or recipient of a Sundancers scholarship in years past, your donation will provide additional funds to be used for scholarships in the future.  It is a win-win for everybody.  We urge you to donate to the Surprise Sundancers.

50/50 Raffle Grants Announced

Surprise Sundancers Board of Directors announce the recipients of the 50/50 Raffle grants for 2019. Today, May 9, 2019 the Board announced the following recipients of grants from the proceeds of the 50/50 Raffle held at each game of Spring Training in Surprise Stadium. The grants were delivered today at a morning reception.
50/50 Raffle Grant Recipients
Congratulations to:
Dysart Education Association
Dysart's Rachel's Challenge
Employed and Overjoyed (Spencer's Place)
Morristown Federated Woman's Club
Muscular Dystrophy Association
NYS Predators Youth Football
Surprise Fire Aisles for Smiles
Surprise Police Department Explorers
Surprise Sundancers
Surprise Young Life
The First Tee of Phoeonix
West Valley Mavericks
Wickenburg Conservation Foundation
The First Tee of Phoenix
Each of the recipients applied to Sundancers on a form describing how their nonprofit organization serves the Surprise area youth with services and programs.

Sundancers Charity Game

The Charity game this year was held on March 11, 2019. The majority of the funds for the scholarships are raised at the annual Charity Game. The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers partner in this game where all the proceeds from the game and concessions go to the Sundancers for scholarships. At this game the Sundancers Board of Directors with Surprise Mayor Skip Hall presented a plaque titled "Thanks a Million" in recognition for the teams support of fund raising reaching the $1 Million mark this season.

Sundancers Scholarships for 2019

Introducing the 2019 Class of Sundancers Scholars. The 2019 Class as introduced on the field March 9, 2019 during a pregame ceremony. The Surprise Sundancers Board of Directors and Surprise Mayor Skip Hall and Councilman Chris Judd displayed a check for $213,000 representing the total of scholarships granted in 2019. A representative group of the recipients appeared on the field and was cheered by the crowd and their families that were in attendance. The Surprise Sundancers have reached the milestone of giving out more than $1,149,186 dollars of donations for the youth of the Northwest Valley since their inception. This round of scholarships will set a record for most total yearly scholarships with $213,750 going to 71 scholarship recipients. Fifty two new first year students sets a record for first year scholarships and seventeen of the new scholarship awards of the highest tier of $5,000 per year will be designated as Mark Coronado Scholarships in honor of the late Surprise leader and visionary. Total donations include scholarships and proceeds from the popular 50/50 Raffle that goes to local nonprofits serving youth in the area.

By the Numbers Feb 2019
Presenting the 2019 Class of Sundancers Scholars
Sundancer Scholars 2018
Presenting Sundancer Scholars of 2018
Smiling Usher Division
Ticketing Captains
Smiles at the Pass Gate

Mission Statement

The Surprise Sundancers are a 501-C(3) non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing volunteer services to support the City of Surprise with regard to promoting, assisting and coordinating Major League Spring Training activities and other events conducted by the City. As a service organization, the Surprise Sundancers will provide volunteers for game day operations during Spring Training season, and at other times of the year, and raise funds and receive contributions to support charitable, youth-related activities and projects within the community.

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