Reds Community Fund's "Field Day"
Saturday, March 30
CINCINNATI (March 28, 2013) - Over 1,200 boys and girls from more than 50 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky youth baseball and softball organizations will be participating in the Reds Community Fund's seventh annual Field Day on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Field Day is an organized series of community volunteer activities that range from cleaning up baseball fields to volunteering at local non-profit organizations.
In 2013, the Reds Community Fund will donate over $700,000 to more than 500 local youth baseball and softball teams for field renovations in select neighborhoods and to help offset the costs of uniforms, equipment and league fees.
In exchange for receiving funding, teams are required to participate in community service projects throughout the baseball season.
Media are invited to the following events on Saturday:
10 to 11 am: Dyer Park in the West End
948 Bank St., Cincinnati, OH 45214
- Approximately 50 kids and coaches from Greater Cincinnati Knothole District 1 West End neighborhoods will be cleaning up Dyer Field.
11 am to Noon: Gardner Park in Lockland
Westview Ave. & Bacon Ave., Lockland, OH 45215
- Approximately 60 players and families from the Lockland Recreation Program and Greater Cincinnati Knothole District 2 will be cleaning up the fields at Gardner Park.
1 to 3pm: Reds Urban Youth Academy
5425 Winton Ridge Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
- Reds head groundskeeper Doug Gallant will host a Field Maintenance Clinic along with MLB's Baseball Tomorrow Fund. The clinic will teach local coaches proper methods of preparing ballfields for play.
Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs and Rosie Red will make appearances at Dyer Park and Gardner Park.
Field Day began in 2007 as a way to clean up the baseball fields that had been renovated by the Reds Community Fund and to allow each team to have a stake in their relationship with the Cincinnati Reds.