Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds are producing a special game telecastdedicated
to the Reds Community Fundon Thursday, June 20th when the
Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates. An addition to FOX Sports Ohio’s original
145-game schedule, this game will air with limited commercial breaks. First
pitch is at 12:30pm preceded by Reds Live Pre-game Show at 12 Noon. A
full replay of the game will also air that evening at 7:00pm.
Since its inception in 2001, the Reds Community Fund has used
baseball as a vehicle to reach out to kids. As one of the nonprofit arms of
baseball’s first professional team, the Community Fund strives to create
programming that connects at-risk children with baseball, while creating fundraising
programs that connect baseball with the community.
the natural between innings breaks, FOX Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds
will feature many of the wonderful programs the Reds Community Fund supports,
including the Urban Youth Academy, the P&G/Reds Community Makeover, Field
Renovation, the Reds Rookie Success Leagues, Boys and Girls RBI (Reviving
Baseball in Inner-Cities), Reds Authentics, the Ultimate Autograph Experience,
the Marty Brennaman Golf Classic, Safeco Insurance Reds Baseball Camps, and
Family Catch. Also during the broadcast, fans will have the opportunity to
support the Reds Community Fund by making a donation at reds.com/community or by calling (513) 765-7300.
Reds Community Fund is a program dedicated to
improving the lives of local children by celebrating the traditions of the
Cincinnati Reds and the game of baseball,” said FOX Sports Ohio Senior
Vice President and General Manager, Francois McGillicuddy. “We are proud of our
association with the Cincinnati Reds and our ability to present this game with
limited commercial breaks in order to highlight the work of this outstanding
The game is being called by George Grande, with
analysis from Chris Welsh. Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro will report throughout the
telecast and Reds Live pre- and postgame shows.