Fans of the Cincinnati Reds can look forward to numerous events in connection with the team this year. In addition to games themselves, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and honor your favorite team, from pre-game parties to all-day events.
Father’s Day Catch
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to play catch on the field at the Great American Ball Park? On Sunday, June 19, 2011, tickets to Father’s Day Catch include the game that day as well as a commemorative certificate, baseball, and other enticements.
Johnny Bench Exhibit
If you’ve never been to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, now is the time. The Cincinnati Reds kicked off 2011 by introducing a new exhibit dedicated to famed catcher Johnny Bench. There will be other events connected to the exhibit, as well, including the unveiling of a Johnny Bench statue later in the year.
Bark in the Park
What’s missing from your average Cincinnati Reds baseball game? Man’s best friend. Fortunately, the stadium is rectifying that oversight with Bark in the Park on September 14, 2011. And don’t forget doggie Reds gear, because there will be prizes for the best-dressed canine fan.
Reds Rookie Success League
Small Cincinnati Reds fans are definitely not neglected in 2011. Kids between the ages of six and 12 can join the Reds Rookie Success League, a summer baseball league. Adults who are interested can also volunteer for this particular event, which includes life as well as baseball lessons.
Speaking of the Success League, there are plenty of events that benefit this program, including Reds Uncut: Live at the Aranoff . Get up close and personal with your favorite Cincinnati Reds during the interview portion of the show, then kick back and watch the antics as the players, broadcasters, and coaches entertain.
Bring the whole family to watch the Cincinnati Reds in action. There are lots of family-friendly events on game days in 2011, from Run the Bases days to Sunday Kids Giveaways. There is even a family-friendly section of the ballpark where alcohol isn’t served and kids can enjoy their favorite sport in a safe atmosphere.
Black Finn Sports Bar
Game days at Black Finn Sports Bar are a great way to enjoy the Cincinnati Reds if you don’t have tickets to the actual game. Drink, eat, and enjoy great views of more than 30 flat-screen televisions positioned around the establishment.
It’s the 10 th anniversary of the Redlegs Run, which includes a 10k option. If you are interested in supporting the Reds Community Fun, this is an awesome family-friendly event that promotes both the Cincinnati Reds and physical fitness. The race is Saturday, June 11, 2011.