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12/29/2011 4:18 PM EST

Home Field Makeover application deadline is Saturday

If your local youth baseball or softball home field could use a professional overhaul, complete an application online at www.reds.com/community.

The winning field makeover project may include but is not limited to:

  • Infield and outfield restoration
  • Field grading and leveling
  • New fencing and backstop
  • New infield dirt
  • Grass seeding
  • Project work such as painting, landscaping and other minor repairs

The project also will include support from Reds field vendors, a visit by members of the Reds grounds crew and other amenities. The field must be located in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.

In 2011, Pioneer Park in Kenton County, Kentucky was selected as the winner of the inaugural Home Field Makeover.

Since 2006, the Reds Community Fund has helped renovate more than 300 fields across Reds Country.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Jerome Wright
Reds Community Fund - Outreach Coordinator
(513) 765-7341

About the Reds Community Fund:
Since its inception in 2001, the Reds Community Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball-themed outreach efforts. The RCF supports more than 325 youth baseball and softball teams annually; has renovated more than 300 baseball fields since 2006; operates the Reds Rookie Success League in Cincinnati, Fairfield, Mason, Dayton and Louisville; coordinates the “Match” program and Greater Cincinnati RBI programs and annually reaches more than 35,000 children and coaches. On the web: reds.com/community.

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