Fiesta Rojospresented by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers
The Reds celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with their annual Hispanic Community Night entitled “Fiesta Rojos” presented by Toyota on Friday, Sept. 24 featuring activities in the community and ceremonies at Great American Ball Park.
Students from local schools were invited to visit the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy for a PLAY BALL clinic, Q&A session with Academy coaches plus salsa dancing earlier in the day.
Later that evening at the ballpark, Reds players and coaches wore special “Los Rojos” jerseys for their game against the Washington Nationals. Many of the pregame and in-game ceremonies featured members of Cincinnati’s Hispanic community including a live band and DJ, Honor Guard with flags from Latin countries, National Anthem, Hometown Hero, First Responder of the Game and the Hispanic Community Night Community Advocate Award presented by TriHealth. Also, Joey Votto was honored as the Reds’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is presented annually by Major League Baseball to a player who best exemplifies the spirit of the legendary Pirates outfielder with his play on the field and his service in the community. Roberto Clemente Day is celebrated each year across the league as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.