We will be on Fountain Square tomorrow (tuesday 12/2) from 11a-1p with Cincinnati Bengals players Vincent Rey, Chris Pressley, Kevin Huber, Mike Nugent and Clark Harris will be accepting gifts for Lighthouse Youth Services Happy Holidays gift drive, which provides gifts for more than 2,000 local children, teens and young adults in need.
This year’s event takes place on #GivingTuesday, the latest national initiative to kick-off the holiday shopping season. Nationally, a group of charities and corporate sponsors is urging Americans to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving just as powerful a day of giving to those in need. The goal of #GivingTuesday is to drive donations to charities with the same enthusiasm that consumers have on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The young people who are in Lighthouse’s care have often been abused and neglected with no real place to call home. At this time of year, teenagers are often forgotten. Each year, Lighthouse relies on the generosity of the community to provide gifts for more than 550 teenagers living in foster care, group homes and older youth living independently in supervised apartments, as well as nearly 200 homeless youth. Greater Cincinnati residents are asked to purchase gifts, gift cards and basic necessities from the Lighthouse “Top 10 Wish List” to help local youth in need. Items on the wish list include basic necessities, such as gloves, scarves, sweatshirts, personal care and household items.
Cincinnati Bengals, Lighthouse staff and volunteers will be on the square to accept gifts, gift cards and cash donations. Gift cards from retailers are especially helpful, because they allow social workers to purchase exactly what is needed, from basic necessities to clothes and household items. For more information about the Lighthouse Happy Holidays gift drive and the on-line Wish List, visit www.lys.org or call (513) 487-7154. “SHARE ON THE SQUARE” ON #GIVINGTUESDAY
Reds Rookies, the official baby fan club of the Cincinnati Reds, is now drafting babies up to three years of age.
As a Reds Rookies member, babies receive an exclusive Reds baby baseball cap and bib.
Also included is a membership booklet with vouchers for a free Reds ticket and exclusive ballpark experiences including a pregame on-field parade and a mascot/player photo session plus coupons for Kroger, Pampers, TriHealth and Wrapped Hershey bars.
The ticket voucher is good for one free Reds ticket for one parent and additional tickets can be purchased at a discounted price (children 3 and younger do not require a game ticket).
Reds Rookies membership kits can be purchased for $14 at Great American Ball Park, select Kroger stores (15 locations in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton) and online at Reds.com/rookies.
Memberships must be activated at Reds.com/rookies to redeem the free Reds ticket and ballpark experience vouchers.
Reds Rookies Membership Includes:
• ‘47 Brand Reds Rookies Cap
• Reds Rookies Baby Bib
• FREE Reds Ticket
• On-Field Baby Parade
• Player/Mascot Photo Session
• Coupons from Kroger, Pampers, TriHealth & Wrapped Hershey
FOX SPORTS OHIO REDSFEST, PRESENTED BY PNC BANK
FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH (3 PM to 10:30PM) & SATURDAY, DEC. 7TH (11 AM to 6:30PM)
DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER, DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
Charley Frank, Reds Community Fund joined us today to talk about Redsfest which begins two weeks from today on December 6th and 7th. Redsfest is the official annual winter warm-up of the Cincinnati Reds. Traditionally held in early December at the Duke Energy Convention Center, this event features games and activities for kids of all ages, including interaction with past, current and future stars of the Cincinnati Reds and an amazing Celebrity Poker Event, to register to play click here.
Listen to our conversation with Charley at the top of the post get more details on this year’s exciting Redsfest!
Spend your holiday with Jeff & Jenn at the 2nd Annual Q102 Jeff & Jenn Christmas Show presented by Cincinnati Mini and Cincinnati Bell. This year’s show features Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri and A Great Big World at the Madison Theater on Saturday, December 7th. Doors open at 8pm and it is an all ages show. Proceeds benefit the Brighton Center and the Music Resource Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. Special thanks to the Becoming Mom Ultrasound Center for sponsoring the Jeff & Jenn stage.
Jason stopped by the studios of Q102 today, here is hangin with Holly Morgan in the Q102 studios. Brian sat down and talked to him about everything from his new hit single “Marry Me” to shooting the video for the song with his girlfriend Jordin Sparks and more. You can buy Jason’s newest EP “Tattoo” wherever you buy music.