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Players in the Community

Big League Impact Cincinnati

Skip Schumaker hosted "Big League Impact Cincinnati," a fantasy football challenge featuring Reds players and conceived by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Adam Wainwright. Fans participated in a fantasy football draft at Great American Ball Park, received a behind-the-scenes clubhouse tour with Reds dugout access and viewed batting practice prior to the Reds-Dodgers game. Proceeds benefitted Wainwright's Big League Impact charity, the Jessie Rees Foundation, and the Reds Community Fund.

Reds players included Schumaker, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart and Brayan Peña. Schumaker was one of nine Major League players to host a fantasy football fundraiser in 2015.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Visits

Throughout the 2015 season, Cincinnati Reds players and mascots make monthly visits to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Skip Schumaker, J.J. Hoover, Ryan LaMarre, Michael Lorenzen, Jon Moscot and Pedro Villarreal interacted with young patients by participating in in-room visits, visiting the activity centers and the Seacrest Studios.


For over a decade, the Cincinnati Reds have partnered with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana to provide a unique experience for children with life-threatening illnesses. Prior to Friday home gamed, Reds players and coaches visit with these special guests on the field during batting practice, taking pictures and signing autographs. The families also have the opportunity to take in big league views of the ballpark. In 2015, the Reds and Major League Baseball hosted four young fans from Make-A-Wish for a one-of-a-kind All-Star experience in and around Great American Ball Park.

Buses for Baseball

The Major League Baseball Players Association and the Reds have partnered to provide local youth an opportunity to meet their favorite Reds players. The youth are invited to attend a Reds home game and also receive concession vouchers. As part of the program, several Reds players will greet the children and sign autographs.