FAIRFIELD, OH (July 14, 2023)—It’s not summer without a Nuxy Bash!
The Nuxy Bash presented by Ameritas returns to the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields on Saturday, July 22, at 7:00pm. The event, which includes a celebrity softball game and Rozzi fireworks show, is a fan-favorite tradition, held this year on a date close to what would have been Joe Nuxhall’s 95th birthday.
The Nuxy Bash is one of my favorite events because it allows our community to come together and celebrate all of the good things that have happened and the good people who keep our mission alive,” says Kim Nuxhall, President and Board Chairman of The Nuxhall Foundation. “We love tipping our caps to our team of incredible supporters, and celebrating my Dad’s legacy of character.”
PHOTO GALLERY: 2022 NUXY BASH
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This year’s Nuxy Bash will feature the traditional celebrity softball game, combining celebrity friends of the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields on teams with players from the Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth League and the Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled Adult League. Celebrities in this year’s event include: Local 12’s Sheila Gray and retired anchor John Lomax, former Cincinnati Red Scott Williamson, 700 WLW’s Bill “Seg” Dennison, director of the Reds Community Fund Charley Frank, 2022 Nuxhall Humanitarian Award recipient Teddy Kremer, WCPO meteorologist Cameron Hardin, Michael Pitman of the Journal-News, and local commercial superstar Ed Hartman.
During this year’s special pre-game ceremony, the 2023 winners of the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship will be recognized in conjunction with the Fairfield Community Foundation. In addition, the 24 athletes traveling to Pigeon Forge, TN as part of this year’s Miracle Series will also be introduced and recognized on-field.
The evening will conclude with a spectacular nighttime display from the award-winning artists at Rozzi Fireworks. The fireworks display is set to take place at approximately 9:30pm. In between the game and fireworks, children can enjoy an on-field read-a-long of Joey The Can-Do Kangaroo by author Chad Caddell followed by a brief Kickball-a-Palooza.
Continuing their tradition of amazing generosity, Ameritas returns as the presenting sponsor for the Nuxy Bash. Ameritas provides insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses, while living out their corporate values through this sponsorship.
“It thrills us to partner with the Nuxhall Foundation for the Nuxy Bash another year,” said Dave Voelker, Ameritas senior vice president, individual operations. “The league provides an inclusive, welcoming community and atmosphere that gives equal opportunity to those who want to enjoy the special game of baseball.”
Admission to the event is free, and no tickets are required. Concessions will be available for cash purchases, along with ice cream available from Special Neat Treats—an ice cream truck owned and operated by Joel Wegener and his children, Mary Kate and Josh, who have Down syndrome. The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Field’s new mascot, Joey the Can-Do Kangaroo, will also be in attendance, and copies of the Foundation’s children’s book about Joey will be available for purchase.
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 79 participate in programs at the Miracle League Fields.
For more information, visit http://www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org.
About Ameritas: Presenting Sponsor of The Nuxy Bash
Ameritas is a marketing name for Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and its affiliated subsidiary companies, including Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York. Founded in 1887, Ameritas offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; asset management; and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Company LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services offered through Ameritas Advisory Services, LLC. For more information, visit ameritas.com.
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The Nuxy Bash
Saturday, July 22, 2023
The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields
4850 Groh Lane
Fairfield, OH 45014
Schedule of Events
6:00-7:00pm Park Opens
6:30pm Registration for Celebrity Game Players
7:00pm On-Field Welcome Ceremony
7:30pm Celebrity Softball Game
9:15pm Joey The Can Do Kangaroo Read-a-Long with Chad Caddell
9:30pm Rozzi Fireworks Show