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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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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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.


4 Comments:

at 3:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the SF Giants website. In their mailbag, a fan thought the Giants should trade to get Adam Dunn. Perhaps, we could get Rich Aurilia back in this trade!

 
at 5:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

As well as Aurilia played in Cincy in '05-'06, it looks like we let him go at the right time. Rich has struggled big-time with the Giants this season. No way does he come back! Besides, Dunner can't be traded until next June if the Reds' option kicks in.

 
at 5:38 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Sometimes the best signings are the ones you don't make. Aurilia signed a two-year, $8 million deal. He's hitting .251 with five HRs and 32 RBI.

 
at 6:59 PM Anonymous MONEY MIKE said...

Thanks Marty...Marty and Tom are great assets to the Cincy community. We are lucky to have a hall of fame brodcaster of his caliber to follow up Joe.

 
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