In 2016, the Reds Wives hosted several fundraisers during home games at Great American Ball Park. Each fundraiser raised dollars for a local charity selected by the Reds Wives.
The Reds Wives hosted a Mystery Ball and Photo fundraiser on Saturday, April 23. Fans had the opportunity to purchase grab bags with baseballs for $40 each or photos for $20 each. The charity recipient was the Children's Home of Cincinnati, which provides education and therapeutic treatment for children and their families facing social, behavioral and learning challenges. The event raised over $10,000 for the cause.
The Reds Wives hosted the "Wives' Favorite Things" basket raffle on Saturday, May 7 in celebration of Mother's Day. Fans purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win one of twelve baskets prepared by the players' spouses. Items included food and gifts from their home state, gift cards to their favorite stores along with books and DVDs, an autographed baseball and four tickets to an upcoming Reds game. The charity recipient was Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio, the local source for funding programs that provides breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach. The event raised nearly $4,000.
The Reds Wives hosted the "Players' Favorite Things" basket raffle on Saturday, June 11 in celebration of Father's Day. Fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for baskets that included items such as food and gifts from their home state, gift cards to their favorite stores, books and DVDs. All baskets included an autographed baseball, autographed jersey and four tickets to an upcoming Reds game. The charity recipient was The Dragonfly Foundation, which provides support to young patients and their siblings and parents as well as direct support to social workers, Child Life representatives, and hospital staff that care for patients while they are in the hospital. The event raised over $3,900.
The Reds Wives hosted a second Mystery Ball and Photo fundraiser on Saturday, July 23. Fans had the opportunity to purchase a grab bag baseball for $40 or photo for $20. SPCA Cincinnati, which is dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals in the Cincinnati area was the charity recipient. The fundraiser brought in over $4,000 for the cause.