KID GLOVE FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

Kid Glove Background

Kid Glove and the Reds Community Fund have partnered to ensure the 74-year-old fundraising program, Kid Glove, will continue to serve local baseball and softball organizations in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Founded in 1949, the Kid Glove Program has two primary purposes: providing baseball and softball equipment to hundreds of area teams and schools and allowing kids to attend Cincinnati Reds games. The Kid Glove board, along with the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds Community Fund, will use their collective resources to continue the legacy of the program and longtime executive secretary Paul Kramer, who passed away in 2020.

“Paul was the heart and soul of the Kid Glove program for 35 years and helped raise millions of dollars to provide equipment for hundreds of youth baseball and softball teams,” said Charley Frank, executive director of the Reds Community Fund. “We are committed to Paul’s mission to make baseball and softball accessible to the entire community.”

2023 Fundraising Program

The Reds are proud partners of the Kid Glove program and together have created a fundraising program to help benefit teams while attending Reds games!

Teams will have the opportunity to fundraise via online ticket sales for a variety of 2023 Reds games. Tickets will be available for $12 in the View Level of Great American Ball Park. $1 from each ticket sold will be contributed to the Kid Glove program and $9 from each ticket sold will be donated back to the team/organization. The funds earned can be used to help with all of the cost associated with running a team/organization including equipment, field rentals, umpire fees, etc.

Teams can start fundraising in 3 easy steps:

  1. Register Team - Receive a unique fundraising offer code to be used at reds.com/kidglove

2) Receive Unique Offer Code – The Reds will supply teams with a unique fundraising offer code and marketing material to share with friends, family or anyone looking to support your team/organization.

3) Sell Tickets - Your team/organization will collect $9 for every ticket sold at reds.com/kidglove using your unique fundraising offer code.

At the conclusion of the Reds regular season, you will receive a fundraising check from the Reds in the amount of $9 per ticket purchased using your team’s unique offer code.

Fundraising Games Included for 2023

ALL April Games

Friday, May 5 vs. CWS

Sunday, May 7 vs. CWS

Wednesday, May 10 vs. NYM

Sunday, June 4 vs. MIL

Tuesday, June 6 vs. LAD

Monday June 19 vs. COL

Sunday, July 2 vs. SD

Wednesday July 19 vs. SF

Sunday July 23 vs. ARI

Friday, August 4 vs. WSH

Tuesday August 15 vs. CLE

  • Featuring a special pregame ceremony and tribute to longtime Kid Glove leader, Paul Kramer

Sunday, August 20 vs TOR

*Please note that game dates are subject to change. Games may be added/removed from this promotion throughout the season.

KID GLOVE 2023 EQUIPMENT GRANTS

In 2023, the Reds Community Fund will partner with Kid Glove and the Rosie Reds to launch a new baseball and softball funding program. Grant dollars now can be used by approved organizations to assist with equipment, uniforms, and/or field support. In order to qualify for funding, organizations must submit a grant application and receive a formal invitation to participate. All organizations must apply and be approved to receive funding.

Deadline for grant submissions is Tuesday, January 17, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Kenny Pope at [email protected].

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS

After you have registered your team, you will receive an email from Reds Account Executive Nick Geraci that includes a unique offer code to purchase tickets that will benefit your team. Once you receive this offer code, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Click the “Buy Tickets” green button.
  2. Enter your offer code and click SUBMIT.
  3. Click on the game you want.
  4. Choose the section on the map where you would like to sit.
  5. Select your desired seats.
  6. Click “Continue”
  7. Enter the e-mail address associated with your online ticket account and password, then click on “Log In.”
  8. Enter your payment information, and then check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  9. Click “Place Order”

*If not affiliated with a specific team/organization, use offer code “DUGOUT” to support the Kid Glove program.

MEMORIALS & DONATIONS

If you would like to make a memorial donation or other contribution to the program, please send to Kid Glove via the address below:

Powel Crosby Jr. Amateur Baseball Fund
5905 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Suite 7000
Attention: Merrill Lynch-Steve Renie

Questions:

Please contact Nick Geraci at [email protected]

Equipment purchase recommendations:

If you are going to use your fundraising dollars to purchase equipment, we recommend shopping at Koch Sporting Goods: (513) 621-2352