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Homestand Highlights • June 17-22, 2011
Friday, June 17 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:10 pm
• Boys of Summer Fireworks Show: Post-game fireworks show featuring a baseball-themed soundtrack to mark the official start of summer, starting approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game. Presented by Klosterman Baking Co.
• Free Agent Friday: Kick off your weekends with happy hour drink specials, singles mixers, music and games from WEBN and more at every Friday home game. Presented by Mynt Martini.
• Cincinnati Zoo Night: Animals from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will participate in a pre-game parade and be in the Fan Zone from 5:45-6:20pm and during first inning. “Sam” the Bald Eagle from will perform a flight from the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck to the pitcher’s mound during the singing of the National Anthem.
• Redlegs Run Winners: Winners from the Subway® Redlegs Run will participate in pregame ceremonies.
• Here’s to our Heroes: United States Army Sgt. E5 John Mikels will be honored tonight as part of Budweiser’s “Here’s to our Heros” military salute program. Budweiser is also donating $100 to Folds of Honor for every home run hit in the major leagues this season to help the families of fallen soldiers.
• Canadian National Anthem: The Canadian National Anthem will be performed prior to each of the Reds vs. Blue Jays games.
Saturday, June 18 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:10 pm
• Reds Spirit Hair: Free red mohawk headwear to the first 20,000 fans. Presented by Queen City Sausage.
• Lou Marsh Award: During pregame ceremonies, Joey Votto will receive the 2010 Lou Marsh Award. The honour is given annually to Canada’s outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star.
• Here’s to our Heroes: US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Ross will be honored tonight as part of Budweiser’s “Here’s to our Heros” military salute program.
Sunday, June 19 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:10 pm
• Dad Appreciation Day: Free Reds desk caddy to the first 10,000 dads. Presented by Kahn’s.
• MLB “My Dad, My MVP” Contest: Phil Nelson from Tipp City, Ohio will be recognized on the field for being the Reds winning fan from MLB’s “My Dad, My MVP” contest. More than 3,200 stories were submitted online in this inaugural campaign to recognize extraordinary fathers and father figures as part of the MLB Father’s Day celebration.
• Meijer Family Days: One member of the family pays full price and the rest of the immediate family may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Outer View Level and Kroger Bleachers.
• Dads 1/2 price at HOF: In honor of Father’s Day, all dads will recieve 50% off regular priced admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
• Aaron’s Aces by Jay Bruce: Jay Bruce is carrying on the tradition of honoring local military families by continuing the Aaron’s Aces ticket program created by former teammate and friend Aaron Harang. Jay sponsors a group in the Sun Deck for each Sunday home game. Guests get a ticket to the game, a custom camouflage Jay Bruce cap and will be recognized during the game on the big screen.
• Here’s to our Heroes: Lt. Colonel David Harris will be honored tonight as part of Budweiser’s “Here’s to our Heros” military salute program.
• Father’s Day Brunch in the Riverfront Club: To celebrate Father’s Day, a special brunch is available for all fans in the Riverfront Club for $20 a person.
• Reds Family Game: From 11:15 to 11:45am, Reds players and their families will participate in the annual Reds Family Game on the field.
• Father’s Day Catch: The sixth annual “Father’s Day Catch” presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell is sold out.
Monday, June 20 – Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees, 7:10 pm – Yankees Series presented by Cincinnati Bell
• Bruce Player of the Month: After leading Major League Baseball in home runs and RBIs in May, Jay Bruce will receive his Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for May award during pregame ceremonies.
• Carl Kasell: National Public Radio’s veteran broadcaster Carl Kasell will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. For 30 years, Kasell provided newscasts for NPR’s daily newsmagazine Morning Edition.
• Jim O’Toole: As part of the ongoing celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Reds 1961 National League championship, Jim O’Toole will serve as the honorary captain of tonight’s game.
Tuesday, June 21 – Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees, 7:10 pm – Yankees Series presented by Cincinnati Bell
• Tony Stewart: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Tony will be racing his No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1/Burger King Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on July 9.
• 1961 Reds: Leo Cardenas will deliver the official game ball and Gene Freese will serve as the honorary captain.
• Here’s to our Heroes: SGT 1st Class Jerry Wilson (Harrison, OH – Purple Heart recipient) will be honored tonight as part of Budweiser’s “Here’s to our Heros” military salute program.
Wednesday, June 22 – Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees, 12:35 pm – Yankees Series presented by Cincinnati Bell
• 1961 Reds: On-field ceremony featuring players from the 1961 Reds. Jim Maloney will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. A private reception and post-game event with the ‘61 team members will be held in Riverfront Club.
• FDNY 9/11 First Pitch: Bill Spade, a New York firefighter who was the only one of his firehouse shift from Rescue Company 5 in Staten Island to survive 9/11, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Paycor Business Day Specials: Drop your business card in the container at a Fan Accommodation Station and you could win tickets to the next Business Day Game.
Reds Hall of Fame & Museum: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1961 National League Champion Reds this homestand with many activities for fans:
• Monday, June 20: 5pm – Autograph signing with 1961 team member Jim O’Toole. 5:30 pm – Author Mark Schmetzer will sign copies of his book: “Before the Machine.”
• Tuesday, June 21: 5:30pm – Meet and greet at the 1961 Exhibit featuring returning players Jim Maloney, Jim O’Toole, Leo Cardenas, Jerry Lynch, Gene Freese, Joe Gaines, Jay Hook, and Claude Osteen.
• Wednesday, June 22: On-field ceremony featuring players from the 1961 Reds and a private reception and post-game event held in Riverfront Club. For more information visit redsmuseum.org.
Kroger Meal Deal: $7 Kroger Meal Deal this homestand: Hot dog, 16 oz. Coke, bag of Mike-sell’s chips and Snackwells Snacks during the Blue Jays games and Crunch N Munch and a Slim Jim for the Yankees games.
Mr. Red’s Smokehouse: The featured menu items this homestand at Mr. Red’s Smokehouse is a “Smoked Blue Jay” (smoked, bone-in quail) and a “Smoked Bronx Bomber” which is a smoked New York Strip sandwich with creamy horseradish sauce.
Reds Blood Drive: The Reds are hosting a blood drive with the Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati on Thursday, June 23 in the Champions Club at GABP. A very limited number of donation appointments remain. Please call (513) 451-0910 for details.