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Reds Suter & Hoover Headline "Pitching for the Planet" Weekend

FAIRFIELD, OH (May 23, 2024)—All-stars at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields will be "going green" with a pair of Cincinnati Reds hurlers.

On Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25, the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields will host their first-ever "Pitching for the Planet" Weekend promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. The festivities will take place during both the Friday night Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled Adult League games, and during Saturday's Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth League games.

Former Cincinnati Reds reliver JJ Hoover will be on hand to pitch during Friday night's adult league games, and environmental champion and current Reds reliever Brent Suter will join in the fun for Saturday's youth league games.

On both days, and while supplies last, all-stars and guests in attendance will receive a free "Strikeout Waste" reusable water bottle and a reusable water bottle sticker compliments of Fill It Forward, an organization that inspires the world to reuse and give to show love for the planet. These customizable stickers allow users to scan with every reuse of a water bottle; and with every scan, Fill It Forward makes a donation to an environmental service project while tracking the impact made by all users.

Additionally, Saturday's players in the Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth League will receive a complimentary copy of Brent Suter's children's book The Binky Bandit along with a new Brent Suter Character Card, compliments of the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund.

Pitching for the Planet: Event Details

Friday, May 24, 2024

TRD Adult League Games

Game Session 1: 6pm

Game Session 2: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Great Miami Valley YMCA Youth League Games

Game Session 1: 9:15am

Game Session 2: 11am

About The Nuxhall Foundation

The Nuxhall Foundation is the legacy foundation for former Major League Baseball pitcher and longtime Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, the late Joe Nuxhall. The Nuxhall Foundation carries forward three important legacy projects. 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. Historically, nearly 300 athletes with physical and developmental disabilities aged 4 to 80 participate in programs at the Miracle League Fields. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship (in conjunction with the Fairfield Community Foundation) provides nearly $30,000 per year in scholarship money to student athletes at all 14 Butler County high schools. Very soon, the Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship will cross the million-dollar mark in scholarship money awarded. The Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund pitches good character to young leaders throughout Greater Cincinnati by delivering and supporting programs that stress the importance of integrity, humility, respect, and kindness. In 2024, The Nuxhall Foundation will launch a $12 million capital campaign to construct The Hope Center, a year-round recreational facility for athletes with special needs that will help to create the world's most comprehensive athletic campus for individuals with disabilities. 


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