For a good cause
From the Reds:
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo is going to donate $100 for every strikeout to Homes For Our Troops, an organization that provides homes at no cost to injured or disabled servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families.
Arroyo will be available to the media Sunday at noon in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park. He will be joined by John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes For Our Troops; Glenn Cohen of Gaylord Sports Management; Iraq war veteran Cpl. Bobby Isaacs, who received a home in Roxboro, North Carolina as part of the program; and Sgt. Larry Gill of Homes For Our Troops, who won two Purple Hearts fighting in Vietnam, Beirut, the Persian Gulf and Iraq.
As part of the Homes For Our Troops program, one local serviceman or servicewoman will be selected as the recipient of a new home.
Arroyo's contributions through his Strikeouts For Our Troops program will be donated to the general fund of Homes For Our Troops, which also features the Birdies For The Brave campaign of PGA golfer Phil Mickelson.
In addition to his baseball performance-based donation, Arroyo also will contribute to Homes For Our Troops a portion of the proceeds from this Sunday's 7:00 p.m. concert at the opening of the Lodge Bar on Seventh Street in downtown Cincinnati. Proceeds from that concert also will benefit the Reds Community Fund and its baseball outreach programs.
Tickets to Sunday night's concert are $25 per person with a limited number of VIP passes available for $100 that include the opportunity to meet Arroyo and complimentary food and beverages. For more information on that concert, log on to www.reds.com/arroyoconcert or call (513) 721-9400.