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Homestand Highlights July 14-23

Nationals, D-Backs & Marlins Coming To GABP

Debuting this Friday - Redzilla!
On Friday night, the Reds will unveil the biggest, baddest souvenir launcher in the world - Redzilla! This one-of-a-kind new entertainment feature will debut during the middle of the 4th inning and also be part of the postgame fireworks pre-show.


Friday, July 14 - Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's fireworks show with a "Margaritaville-themed" soundtrack will begin approximately 10 minutes after the game ends, presented by Delta Air Lines.
• Cincinnati Strongman, Sean McCarthy: After the game and before the fireworks, local strongman Sean McCarthy will attempt to set a world record in the "Husafell Stone Challenge" by carrying a 400 lb. fire hydrant on the field. The current world record is 70 meters. 
• #BaseballForAll: The Reds and Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) are partnering for the second year in a row to raise awareness and celebrate the lives and stories of those living with varying abilities. Many of today's pregame ceremonies will feature local leaders living with varying abilities including Teddy Kremer delivering the official game ball and Patrick Henry Hughes singing the National Anthem. 
• Harvey Haddix Award: Corey Bogan of Mechanicsburg High School will be honored as the recipient of the 2017 Harvey Haddix Memorial Sportsmanship Award. Haddix was the first Reds pitcher to win a Gold Glove in 1958. Since his death in 1994, the Urbana Daily Citizen newspaper and the Haddix family have annually presented the award to a worthy high school baseball player from Champaign County, Ohio. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh will present the award and Corey will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Bald Eagle Flight: "Sam" the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo will perform a flight from the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck in center field to the pitcher's mound during the singing of the National Anthem. This is the fifth and final flight of the 2017 season for Sam. 

Debuting this Friday - Redzilla!
On Friday night, the Reds will unveil the biggest, baddest souvenir launcher in the world - Redzilla! This one-of-a-kind new entertainment feature will debut during the middle of the 4th inning and also be part of the postgame fireworks pre-show.


Friday, July 14 - Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
• Fireworks Friday: Rozzi's fireworks show with a "Margaritaville-themed" soundtrack will begin approximately 10 minutes after the game ends, presented by Delta Air Lines.
• Cincinnati Strongman, Sean McCarthy: After the game and before the fireworks, local strongman Sean McCarthy will attempt to set a world record in the "Husafell Stone Challenge" by carrying a 400 lb. fire hydrant on the field. The current world record is 70 meters. 
• #BaseballForAll: The Reds and Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) are partnering for the second year in a row to raise awareness and celebrate the lives and stories of those living with varying abilities. Many of today's pregame ceremonies will feature local leaders living with varying abilities including Teddy Kremer delivering the official game ball and Patrick Henry Hughes singing the National Anthem. 
• Harvey Haddix Award: Corey Bogan of Mechanicsburg High School will be honored as the recipient of the 2017 Harvey Haddix Memorial Sportsmanship Award. Haddix was the first Reds pitcher to win a Gold Glove in 1958. Since his death in 1994, the Urbana Daily Citizen newspaper and the Haddix family have annually presented the award to a worthy high school baseball player from Champaign County, Ohio. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh will present the award and Corey will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Bald Eagle Flight: "Sam" the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo will perform a flight from the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck in center field to the pitcher's mound during the singing of the National Anthem. This is the fifth and final flight of the 2017 season for Sam. 

Saturday, July 15 - Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday)
• Billy Hamilton Bobblehead: As part of Super Saturdays, free Billy Hamilton bobblehead to the first 20,000 fans, presented by Dynegy Energy Services.
• Reds All-Stars Ceremony: Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and head athletic trainer Steve Baumann will be presented with commemorative plaques during pregame ceremonies to recognize their participation at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game. 
• Donkeys at GABP: Joey Votto has arranged for three donkeys to visit GABP on Saturday. One will be on the field during batting practice and pregame ceremonies and two will be in the Kroger Fan Zone for a meet & greet with fans until the 7th inning. All the donkeys are from the Honey Hill Farm in Pendleton County, Ky: honeyhillfarm.net (Note: Neither of these three donkeys is the one that Joey is giving to Zack Cozart for making the All-Star roster. The Cozarts' new donkey is currently being trained and will be ready after the season for delivery to his new home.)
• Donkey Naming: Fans can help name Zack's donkey by emailing their suggestions to donkey@reds.com. The Reds will collect all submissions and review them with Zack & Joey prior to announcing a name in the coming weeks. For more information, go to reds.com/namethatdonkey. 

Sunday, July 16 - Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday)
• Reds Team Baseball Card Set: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Reds baseball card set to kids 14 and younger, presented by Kahn's. 
• National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Pregame ceremonies will celebrate the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are being held in Cincinnati July 17-22. 
• Tom Browning in The Handlebar: Fans can dine and watch the game in The Handlebar for just a $50 upgrade, which includes a buffet meal. Plus, meet "Mr. Perfect" Tom Browning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Matty Schwab Ceremony: A pregame ceremony will honor former Reds groundskeeper Mathias C. "Matty" Schwab, who posthumously received the Gary Vanden Berg Award as the 2017 inductee into the Major League Baseball Groundskeeper's Hall of Fame. Mr. Schwab began tending the fields at Reds ballparks in 1894, took over as park superintendent for the Reds in 1903 and held the position until he retired in 1963.

Monday, July 17 - Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 12:35 p.m. (Business Day Special, Senior Citizen Special)
• National Anthem: Aaron Blake, a tenor with the Cincinnati Opera, will sing the National Anthem. 

Tuesday, July 18 - Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m. 
• Honorary Captain: Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong will serve as the Honorary Captain of the game. 
• First Pitch: Federico Higuaín, midfielder from the Columbus Crew SC, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. 

Wednesday, July 19 - Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m. 
• Reds Community Advocate Award: Dick Weiland, local civil rights advocate, philanthropist and lobbyist will receive a Reds Community Advocate Award. Mr. Weiland serves on more than 30 boards and commissions and has worked tirelessly during his lifetime to serve others and stand up for what he believes. In 2016, he was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Hall of Fame.

Thursday, July 20 - Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 12:35 p.m. (Business Day Special, Senior Citizen Special, Thirsty Thursday)
• Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year: The four finalists of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati Youth of the Year will be honored on the field during pregame ceremonies. 
• Playdate Picnic at GABP: Join other families of Reds fans for the inaugural Playdate Picnic presented by PNC Grow Up Great and Raising A Reds Fan. As part of this special day, see the Reds take on Diamondbacks for only $15 per family (includes up to four tickets). Plus, you'll get to enjoy a dance party with Rosie Red, a picnic on the Wiffle ball field, crafts and more. Tickets and details at reds.com/playdate. 

Friday, July 21 - Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday, 4 for $48)
• Fireworks Friday with the Cincinnati Pops: The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conducted by John Morris Russell, will play a post-game concert from the Kroger Fan Zone and will be shown on the videoboard for all fans to see. The last 15 minutes of the concert will accompany the Rozzi's Famous Fireworks show, presented by United Dairy Farmers. The Pops Brass Ensemble will perform "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. (Due to the Pops concert, the Fan Zone Wiffle ball field will be closed to fans on Friday night.)
• Art in the Park: ArtsWave and the Reds are teaming up for the fifth annual Art in the Park game. Fans can experience pregame music, dance, theater and hands-on art activities in the Kroger Fan Zone and many of the pregame ceremonies will feature local arts groups. 
• PEANUTS Characters: Charlie Brown™ and the PEANUTS™ characters from Kings Island will be at the ballpark to meet and greet with fans. 

Saturday, July 22 - Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday, 4 for $48)
• Batting Practice Pullover: As part of Super Saturdays, free batting practice pullover jacket to the first 20,000 fans, presented by FOX Sports Ohio. 
• Reds Country Athletic Achievement Awards: The Minster High School baseball team and Williamsburg High School girls softball team will be honored on the field during pregame ceremonies and receive Reds Country Athletic Achievement Awards. Minster won the 2017 Ohio Division IV state baseball title and Williamsburg won the 2017 Ohio Division IV state softball title. 

Sunday, July 23 - Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday, 4 for $48)
• Devin Mesoraco Fathead® Wall Decal: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Devin Mesoraco Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger, presented by Hot Head Burritos.
• PEANUTS Characters: Charlie Brown™ and the PEANUTS™ characters from Kings Island will be at the ballpark to meet and greet with fans. 

Ticket Offers For This Homestand
• Family Sunday: For every Sunday home game, families can get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of a full-price ticket, presented by Klosterman Bakery: reds.com/Family (Some restrictions apply)
• Business Day Specials: For only $20, fans can purchase a View Level ticket and receive $10 in concession credits, presented by Paycor. Drop your business card in the container at a Fan Accommodation Station to win tickets to the next Business Day Game.
• Senior Citizen Specials: For select games this season (including July 17 & 20) fans 50 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopaedics. Each ticket includes free same-day admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Excludes Dugout Box, Upper View Level, Value View and Kroger Bleachers. Available only at reds.com/Seniors.
• Thirsty Thursdays: For all Thursday Reds home games, fans can purchase a $30 package that includes a Field Box ticket and a $10 concession credit valid for food and beverages. Available only at reds.com/Thursday.
• PEANUTS™ Ticket Package, July 21-23: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the PEANUTS™ musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," this package includes an exclusive Charlie Brown™ bobblehead plus your ticket to your choice of games during the July 21-23 weekend. Must purchase your game ticket through this offer to receive the bobblehead. Available while supplies last only at reds.com/Peanuts.
• 4 for $48 Ticket Offer: For the July 21-23 series vs. the Marlins, buy four View Level or two Terrace Line tickets for just $48 and receive a voucher for an Ultimate Wash at Mike's Carwash ($20 value) with each ticket: reds.com/4for48.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum 
• Ron Oester Bobblehead: The Hall of Fame's 2017 bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues in July with Reds Hall of Famer Ron Oester. The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) and will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of July, while supplies last.
• Hall of Fame Meet & Greets: Visit the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum this homestand to meet the following HOF'ers and alumni: 
- Tommy Helms, July 15: Reds HOF'er and 1966 National League Rookie of the Year Tommy Helms will meet with fans on Saturday, July 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for HOF members and $10 for non-members. There will be a limit of five signed items per person; each additional item is $5.
- Tracy Jones, July 16: Reds alumni and current 700WLW host Tracy Jones will meet with fans on Sunday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission to the meet & greet is free with museum admission or membership. Limit of one complimentary autographed item per person.
- Ron Oester and Tom Browning, July 21: HOF'ers Ron Oester and Tom Browning will participate in a Q&A, sign autographs, and take photos with attendees. Ticket packages are $10 for HOF members and $15 for non-members and a limit of two ticket packages per person.

Reds Community Fund
• Community Makeover, July 20: More than 500 volunteers from P&G, the Zoo, Kroger, Cincinnati Children's, Interact For Health and the Reds Community Fund will be working in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Evanston on Thursday, July 20 for the annual Community Makeover project. Evanston will receive a major renovation of the Hoffman baseball complex, the creation of a "naturescape" at the Evanston Recreation Center and upgrades to the old Hoffman School building.

Reds In the Community
• Zack Cozart at Oakley Kroger, July 15: Reds shortstop and 2017 All-Star Zack Cozart will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Kroger in Oakley (4613 Marburg Ave.) on Saturday, July 15 from Noon to 1 p.m. Zack is appearing on behalf of Coca-Cola Consolidated and the United Service Organization (USO) for the "Message in a Bottle" program to support our military personnel and veterans. Attendees are invited to write a message to military troops that will be placed in Coca-Cola bottles and distributed via the USO to active-duty military members around the world. Fans can also enter in a raffle to win signed Cozart memorabilia and Coca-Cola giveaways.

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