Money maker Marty
From the Reds:
The Reds Community Fund today announced the Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Marty Brennaman Golf Classic raised a record $230,000 for the Reds Community Fund and its baseball-themed outreach programs.
The event took place on Sunday and Monday, September 9-10, at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Belterra, Indiana.
“I’m proud that this event has grown so dramatically in just three years,” said Brennaman. “This year was simply tremendous with the new venue and activities and I was very touched by the announcement of Marty Brennaman Field at Juilfs Park in Anderson Township.”
During Sunday night’s dinner, sponsored by Dr. Tim Kremchek and Beacon Orthopaedics and presented by Jeff Ruby, the Reds Community Fund unveiled plans for a field in Brennaman’s honor in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. The renovated field is scheduled to be ready by the spring of 2008.
The Sunday evening program also featured a video tribute from Bob Kevoian, co-host of the nationally-syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” heard locally on 92.5 FM The Fox. Kevoian was one of 65 celebrities that participated in this year’s event as the format expanded to include two golf scrambles and several other elements, including a Sunday night concert.
The 2007 Marty Brennaman Golf Classic was hosted by Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions and Cincinnati Bell. Presenting sponsors included Cintas, Switzerland County Council and Beacon Orthopaedics. Other partners included Paycor, hhgregg, Maker’s Mark, Trophy Awards and Game Day Communications. Thomson MacConnell Cadillac and Dick’s Sporting Goods were event sponsors.
Since its inception in 2005, the Marty Brennaman Golf Classic has raised more than $400,000 for the Reds Community Fund and its baseball-themed outreach programs. To date, the Community Fund has renovated 64 inner-city baseball fields and 100 more will be improved in 2007. The Community Fund also underwrites expenses for 144 youth baseball teams and operates the Reds Rookie Success League. More than 15,000 kids and coaches will benefit from Community Fund programs in 2007.