Additional Reds Game Telecast on FOX Sports Ohio dedicated to the Reds Community Fund

FOX

Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds are producing a special game telecast dedicated

to the Reds Community Fund on 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.

During

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.

“The

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

program.”

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.