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These Local Elected & Civic Leaders Are Taking the Field in Florence

Next Thursday will be a big day at the ballpark for some local kids.

The Red & Blue Kentucky Political Softball Game presented by Fidelity and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. It is hosted at UC Health Stadium - home of the Florence Freedom.

The game will be a teambuilding event that will also help benefit the Northern Kentucky locations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. The event is designed to bring together public officials for a competitively fun afternoon of softball. The public is welcome to attend the game, which will take place immediately before that night’s Florence Freedom home finale. Admission is included with any ticket to the Freedom game and can be purchased here.   

The evening will include a check presentation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. Many state and local officials will participate in the softball game, including:

  • State Senator Wil Schroder

  • State Representative Joe Fischer

  • State Representative Adam Koenig

  • State Representative Brian Linder

  • Boone Judge-Executive Gary Moore

  • Erlanger Mayor Tyson Hermes

  • Ft. Wright Mayor Dave Hatter

  • Dayton Vice Mayor Ben Baker

  • Covington City Commissioner Jordan Huizenga

  • Shane Noem, NKY Field Representative for  Sen. Mitch McConnell

  • Billy Matthews, NKY Field Representative for Sen. Rand Paul

  • Boone County Magistrate Phyllis Sparks

  • Chris Courtney, Boone County Community Relations Coordinator

  • Northern Kentucky Chamber President/CEO Trey Grayson

“This inaugural event will be a unique and fun way to engage local and state civic leaders, while building goodwill and camaraderie” said Kevin Canafax, VP Public Affairs, Fidelity. “Fidelity proudly supports the Boys & Girls Clubs on many initiatives throughout the year, so we’re excited to team up with Florence Freedom and the Northern Kentucky Chamber to benefit local students at the first-ever Red & Blue Kentucky Political Softball Game.”

“We are excited to partner with Fidelity and the Florence Freedom to put on this event,” said NKY Chamber President/CEO Trey Grayson.  “In addition to providing a bipartisan venue for team-building among our state and local leaders, we’re really happy that the Northern Kentucky centers for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati will benefit as well.”

The UC Health Stadium gates open at 5:05 p.m., with warm-ups on field at 5:20 p.m. The Red & Blue Political Softball Game Presented by Fidelity will take place from 5:35 to 6:35 p.m., with the Florence Freedom vs. River City Rascals game starting at 7:05 p.m. A post-game concert by the Jason Owens Band & the “TP the Ballpark” promotion will follow.

-Staff report