The Reds Community Fund was proud to partner with FOX Sports Ohio to host the fifth annual Reds Community Fund Telethon presented by Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, June 7. The special telecast helped raise $150,000 for the baseball and softball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.
Fans who made a donation of $100 or more to the Reds Community Fund during the Telethon received an MVP package containing exclusive Reds merchandise, complimentary tickets, and much more.
Fans can still purchase MVP packages while supplies last by clicking the "Buy MVP Package" link below.
Did you know that your gift could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer? Some companies will even match gifts made by retirees or spouses! If your company has a gift matching program, here are the ways you can make your donation go further for the Reds Community Fund:
– If your company uses an online gift matching platform, submit a matching gift request through your company's portal. After this is initiated, they will forward the form to the Reds Community Fund for confirmation. The Community Fund will verify receipt of your matching gift and send along to your company for completion and disbursement.
– Obtain the appropriate gift matching form from your human resources department. Complete the form and return to the Reds Community Fund via e-mail, fax or mail. The Community Fund will verify receipt of your matching gift and send along to your company for completion and disbursement.
Please note: employers will only match the tax-deductible portion of your gift. Which means, the total amount of your donation minus the fair-market value of any 'gifts' you received.
I don't want an MVP Package. Can I still donate?
Of course! Donations can be made 24 hours a day at reds.com/community.
When will I receive my package?
Packages will be mailed via FedEx beginning on Monday, June 19. All donors should receive their items within 4-5 weeks after the Telethon.
What size should I select for my jersey?
See size chart here.
How do I receive my tickets to the Reds game?
Tickets for the Reds game you selected will be included in a ticket envelope in the package. If multiple packages are purchased with the same game selected, your seats will be placed together.
Will the packages sell-out?
Quantities are extremely limited for the Telethon and packages will sell quickly. Once they are sold-out, the website will close.
When will my credit card be charged?
Donations made online will be processed immediately. Donations made via the hotline will be processed the following day.
What are the chances of receiving the player's autograph I requested?
Premium MVP packages will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The earlier you order, the better!
What kind of payments do you accept?
Donations can be made at reds.com/telethon during the entire event or can be phoned into (513)765-7700. Credit cards are the only accepted payment for both mediums. If you would like to mail a check for your donation, please send to the address below. Please note: if packages are sold-out by the time we receive your check, we will call you to discuss options.
One of my items was broken, what should I do?
Please contact Sara Ingram at email@example.com if any of your items are missing or broken.
Is my donation tax deductible?
All donors will receive a letter in their package that includes information on tax deductibility.
Can I swap items offered?
At this time, customization of orders cannot be honored. Additional items may be sold individually upon completion of the event. To check availability, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (based upon availability on a first-come, first-served basis).
Can I purchase individual items?
Additional items may be sold individually upon completion of the event. To check availability, please e-mail email@example.com (based upon availability on a first-come, first-served basis).
Who is the charity or beneficiary?
All proceeds benefit the Reds Community Fund. The RCF is the official non-profit organization of the Cincinnati Reds. Since its inception in 2001, the Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball and softball-themed outreach efforts. Find out more at reds.com/community.
What if I have additional questions?
For more information about the Reds Community Fund Telethon, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.