CINCINNATI (July 24, 2022) — Bally Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds are once again teaming up to produce the annual Reds Community Fund Telethon, presented by PNC Bank, on Monday, July 25 when the Reds host the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park.
Game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. preceded by a special one-hour Reds Live pregame show at 5:30 p.m.
Throughout the game and telecast, Bally Sports Ohio will highlight many of the baseball and softball-themed outreach initiatives of the Reds Community Fund, including the RBI program, the Ludlow, Ky. Field Renovation Project, the Fun at Bat program, bringing baseball back to Wilberforce University, and more.
“We are excited for our fans to see the wonderful work being done by the Reds Community Fund as a result of their support, and the contributions of our players and partners,” said Phil Castellini, Reds President and Chief Operating Officer. “Giving back to the communities throughout Reds Country is an expectation that every member of the Reds organization gladly accepts, and the telethon is our chance to invite our fans to join us in this rewarding expression of baseball’s importance to our region.”
PNC Bank’s ongoing commitment to the Telethon will be directed to the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy to support baseball and softball programming.
Fans are encouraged to donate to the Reds Community Fund during the Telethon at reds.com/Telethon.
For a donation of at least $100, fans will receive an MVP package containing:
• Reds Picnic Blanket
• 1920s Reds Throwback Jersey
• Reds Aviator Sunglasses
• Reds Hat
For a donation of at least $200, the Premium MVP package will also include an autographed Reds mini helmet from select Reds players, while supplies last.
2022 marks the tenth year the network has broadcast the telethon. Last year’s TV event raised a record $261,000.
In addition to the telethon, Bally Sports Ohio proudly highlights Reds Community Fund efforts throughout the season including the inaugural Reds Catchers Camp with Tyler Stephenson.
“The Bally Sports Ohio team supports our community efforts in many ways throughout the season, and we are so grateful for their generosity in making the Telethon a truly special night year after year,” said Castellini.
The telethon will stream on the Bally Sports App. Fans can also follow the network’s coverage of the Reds on Twitter @BallySportsCin; on Facebook @Bally Sports Cincinnati and on Instagram @BallySportsCin.
About the Reds Community Fund
The Reds Community Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of youth throughout Reds Country. We reach thousands of kids through our free baseball, softball and education programs at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, as well as through our introductory Fun At Bat program, Reds Youth Baseball & Softball Funding network and developmental RBI program. We also partner with urban neighborhoods through our field renovation programs and the annual Community Makeover efforts. More information is available at reds.com/Community.