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Miracle Ball Returns to Honor Reds’ Batboy Teddy Kremer



FAIRFIELD, OH (September 8, 2022)— At long last, a night of miracles, magic, and moments returns to celebrate a young man whose smile lights up our entire community.


After a two-year hiatus during the global Coronavirus pandemic, The Miracle Ball supporting The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields will return on Friday, October 28, 2022 for its 7th installment. The event begins at 6pm at the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield.



Each year at the Miracle Ball, The Nuxhall Foundation honors an individual with The Joe Nuxhall Humanitarian Award for making a significant impact on our society in a positive manner, just as The Ole Lefthander did throughout his career.


This year’s Nuxhall Humanitarian Award winner is Teddy Kremer, batboy for the Cincinnati Reds whose story of love, positivity, and encouragement inspired a team and our entire region.


Nuxhall Foundation President and Board Chairman Kim Nuxhall with 2019 Nuxhall Humanitarian Award Winner Sheila Gray and Teddy Kremer, recipient of the 2022 award.

“We’ve been waiting for this one for a long, long time,” says Nuxhall Foundation President and Board Chairman Kim Nuxhall. “No one in our community better exemplifies our mission than Teddy Kremer. He has motivated the world with his talent and character, and Dad would have absolutely loved the spark he brought to the Reds and to life in general.”


Previous recipients of The Nuxhall Humanitarian Award include Joe’s broadcast partner and Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, former Reds first basemen Sean Casey, Cincinnati Bengals and NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz, the family of Lance Corporal Taylor B. Prazynski, Cincinnati Reds Community Fund Executive Director Charley Frank, and host of Local 12’s Good Morning Cincinnati Sheila Gray. In 2019, the Nuxhall Foundation announced they would honor Kremer with the award, but postponed the recognition until community health conditions improved.


Proceeds from the Miracle Ball help to support the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in their ongoing quest to create and maintain the world’s most inclusive recreational campus for athletes with physical and developmental disabilities. In addition to dinner and drinks, the event will feature both a silent auction and a live auction emceed by Local 12’s Bob Herzog and Nuxhall Foundation Executive Director Tyler Bradshaw. The event will conclude with an award ceremony honoring Kremer featuring a number of guest speakers who will celebrate his impact on our society.


New to this year’s event is an exclusive after-party at The Oscar Station. Guests who purchase an additional after-party ticket will be transported from the main event to the Oscar Station for late night snacks, desserts, live music from The Stagger Lee Band, and an on-stage conversation with Marty Brennaman and Sean Casey.


“The Miracle Ball has become an important tradition in our community that so many look forward to,” says Tyler Bradshaw, Executive Director of The Nuxhall Foundation. “When all of our supporters are together, miraculous things happen. We can’t wait to rekindle the magic of this special event by honoring our friend Teddy, one of the finest role models any of us could ever have.”


Limited tickets are currently on sale for the event at www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org/miracleball. Tickets to the Miracle Ball are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of eight guests. After-party tickets are an additional $75 per guest. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available for corporations and individuals to support the event. Individuals or companies interested in sponsoring the event should contact Nuxhall Foundation Executive Director Tyler Bradshaw at tyler@nuxhallmiracleleague.org or (513) 839-6164.



About The Nuxhall Foundation

The Nuxhall Foundation is the legacy foundation for former Major League Baseball pitcher and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Joe Nuxhall. A central project of The Nuxhall Foundation is The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields—an entirely accessible baseball and recreational facility where every player with every challenge gets every chance to play. More than 200 players between ages 4 to 78 participate in programs at the Miracle League Fields.



About 2022 Nuxhall Humanitarian Award Winner Teddy Kremer

Teddy Kremer inspired the world as a batboy for the Cincinnati Reds, using his positivity and determination to encourage others. A Cincinnati native, Teddy attend Mercy Montessori and graduated from Colerain High School and Project Search. Teddy has served as the Cincinnati Reds bat boy six times and was honored with a baseball card in the 2013 Topps Short Print Series. He has been featured on national news programs. In 2014, Teddy was the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Red’s Opening Day Parade. He was the subject of one of ESPN’s most popular E:60 Specials in 2013 called “Teddy Ballgame.” Teddy was named Colerain High School’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2013. Teddy has been a guest speaker for many events and fundraisers that raise awareness for disability advocacy groups, throughout the Midwest. He was a member of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under Forty Class of 2015. Teddy assisted in writing a biography of his life called “Stealing First: The Teddy Kremer Story”. Teddy is involved in raising funds for the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Kenny Anderson Alliance, The Point of Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati Rotary Club and many other nonprofit organizations. Teddy is employed by the Cincinnati Reds and Fifth Third Bank, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Inspiration Studios.


For more information, visit http://www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org.


For all media inquiries or to schedule an appearance, please contact:


Tyler Bradshaw

(513) 839-6164


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