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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Dog day at GABP

From the Reds::

The Cincinnati Reds and IAMS are inviting fans and their dogs to attend the September 12 game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

A $22 ticket for IAMS Friends For Life Dog Day includes field box admission for a fan and one pet, and the dogs will receive an IAMS bandana, IAMS biscuit pouch and IAMS Healthy Naturals samples. Each $22 ticket purchase includes a $2 donation to SPCA Cincinnati.

Additional tickets are available for $17 per person. Gametime is 7:10 p.m..

The festivities will include:
* A pre-game pet parade on the warning track.
* Prizes for best dog tricks, for best-dressed Reds dog and for largest and smallest dogs.
* The IAMS Dog Zone pet expo will be set up in the Fan Zone.
* In the IAMS Dog Zone, dogs will be available for adoption.
* Fans can sign up their dogs to participate in the "First Fetch," courtesy of IAMS and Kroger.
* The first 5,000 pet owners entering the park (with or without a dog) will receive a squeaky toy from IAMS, courtesy of the Reds.

Ticket packages must be purchased in advance and will not be available for purchase on gameday. Additional information, including pre-registration and order forms, can be found at www.reds.com/dogday or by calling Reds Group Sales at (513) 765-7600.

Tickets can be picked up only on gameday beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the IAMS Friends For Life Dog Day will call table located at the ballpark's right field entrance at Main Street and Mehring Way.

All dogs must be on a leash (no retractable leashes). Required vaccinations include rabies, DHLP, parvo and bordatella.


5 Comments:

at 3:13 PM Blogger Gweedoh said...

I would HATE to be a custodian for that game.

 
at 4:09 PM Anonymous jc said...

you have got to be kidding me.

 
at 6:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the good ole days when Schottzie would leave a little present for the grounds crew every night over in foul territory by 1st base. That little scene put Marge into hysterical laughter almost every night.

 
at 5:46 PM Anonymous Tina said...

Finally a game I can take my "kids" to. But when I get online to buy my tickets yesterday, it was SOLD OUT! Way to go Red's! You should have let it be known if limited seating was available for this event. There are regular seats, but no more dog seats. God knows a Red's game wouldn't sell out.

T.S.

 
at 5:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a season ticket holder. I assume I can bring my dog in with my season tixs, but just not sit in my regular seats! Thats my intention at least.

 
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