From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is the first ever Kids Opening Day at Great American Ball Park. Kids Opening Day will include activities and events throughout the day that are geared towards kids of all ages attending today’s game.

All kids in attendance today will receive a Reds cap, courtesy of Frisch’s Big Boy. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Members and 11:40AM for the general public.

The Kids Opening Day Block Party is scheduled to take place in The Banks from 10:30AM-1:30PM today. Displays from dozens of local entertainment venues as well as community partners will line the streets of Joe Nuxhall Way & Freedom Way to create a fun, interactive streetscape for kids to enjoy, free of charge. Also joining us at the Block Party today will be over twenty mascots as well as a special appearance by the ZOOperstars! – which will include Pee Wee Geese, Tommy LaSwordfish & Ken Giraffey Jr. The mascots will participate in a special Kids Opening Day Parade down the red carpet on Freedom Way starting at approximately 12:15PM. Also don’t miss Strongman Sean McCarthy, who broke the Guinness World Record for farthest toss of a washing machine at GABP last season, he

will be on hand to dead lift a car for the amusement of the little ones.

13-year old Alainnah Scott will join us to sing our National Anthem today. While 15-year old Anna Grace will lead us in the singing of God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning today.

During pregame ceremonies we will recognize & celebrate The Enquirer for their 175th anniversary today. Rick Green, President of Enquirer Media, will offer up our final ceremonial first pitch today.

After the conclusion of today’s game we will have a special “Kids Run the Bases” event for all kids in attendance at today’s game.

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