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Play Ball Weekend

Once again this season, the Reds joined with Major League Baseball to celebrate youth baseball and softball with the league-wide PLAY BALL initiative!

PLAY BALL Weekend in Cincinnati is May 17-19, 2019, with activities taking place all weekend to encourage young people to play ball and highlighting the many youth baseball and softball outreach programs of the Reds and Reds Community Fund.

See below for a list of activities plus look for photos and videos to be added from PLAY BALL Weekend fun.


PLAY BALL Weekend kicks off with a private Wiffle Ball game in the Kroger Fan Zone featuring local media and players from local Cincinnati RBI teams.

Plus, fans attending the game can enjoy a post-game Fireworks Friday show, presented by Nathan's Famous.


The Reds and the Reds Community Fund will surprise a pair of local teams with a "Youth Baseball Takeover" featuring appearances by Reds mascots, the Reds Rally Pack, a current Reds player and more.

Plus, the first 20,000 fans at the game will receive an Ernie Lombardi 150 Series Bobblehead, thanks to TriHealth.