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07/15/2009 4:56 PM ET
Reds Players Brandon Phillips And Joey Votto To Spend Saturday As Sandwich Artists At Local SUBWAY® Restaurant
Players will donate time to raise money for Reds Community Fund
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At noon on Saturday, July 18th, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and fi rst baseman Joey Votto will serve up subs at a Cincinnati SUBWAY® restaurant. One hundred percent of sales from the players' hour-long stint as sandwich artists, as well as any tips, will be donated to the Reds Community Fund. "The Reds Community Fund is thrilled to partner with SUBWAY® restaurants in Cincinnati throughout the 2009 season," said Charley Frank, executive director of the Reds Community Fund. "Local franchisees have generously supported our outreach efforts, providing donated lunches for volunteers that participate in our Reds Rookie Success League program in Cincinnati. Now, they are supporting our fundraising efforts as well through the July 18th event at the Bridgetown store. Our goal is to connect with the community through baseball, and there's no more exciting way to do so than with Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto." The Cincinnati, Ohio SUBWAY® market is partnering with the Cincinnati Reds for the 2009 season. Currently, Phillips and Votto star in a television spot for a local SUBWAY® promotion called "$5 Fielder's Choice", that encourages customers to choose between competing $5 promotions featuring sandwiches from the SUBWAY EVERY DAY VALUE MENU™: either a footlong sandwich for $5 or a FRESH VALUE MEAL®, including a 6" sandwich, chips and a drink for $5.

"SUBWAY® has found a great partner with the Cincinnati Reds, and is excited to extend this relationship with the Reds Community Fund," said David Pickerel, Local SUBWAY® Franchisee and SFAFT board chair. "Both the Community Fund and SUBWAY® restaurants work to promote healthy lifestyles, and we hope this event will draw awareness to the Community Fund while creating a fun, family-friendly event featuring the Reds players."

The event is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the SUBWAY® restaurant at 6491 Bridgetown Road in Cincinnati. Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and fellow mascot Rosie Red will take over from noon to 1:00 p.m.. The Reds Rover, the team's promotional marketing vehicle, will be stationed at the store from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with free Reds promotional items to give away. A group of little leaguers supported by the Reds Community Fund through the Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Westwood branch will also attend the event.

Please note: The players will not be signing autographs during this appearance.

About SUBWAY® restaurants
The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 27,000 locations in 85 countries. In 2002, the SUBWAY® chain surpassed McDonald's in the number of restaurants open in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY® chain was named the number one franchise opportunity by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 Ranking for 2007 - for the 14th time in 18 years. For more information about the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, visit www. subway.com.

About the Reds Community Fund
Since its inception in 2001, the Reds Community Fund has used baseball as a vehicle to reach out to kids. As the nonprofi t arm of baseball's fi rst professional team, the Cincinnati Reds, the Community Fund strives to create programming that connects at-risk children with baseball, while creating fundraising programs that connect baseball with the community. For more information about the Reds Community Fund, visit www. redsyouthbaseball.org.

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