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Saturday is Northern Kentucky Night at Great American Ball Park; Duvall bobblehead giveaway

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How fitting is it that at Northern Kentucky Night at Great American Ball Park on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. the bobblehead being given away is of Adam Duvall?
 
The 28-year-old Reds outfielder is, after all, a Kentucky native, having grown up in Louisville and played college baseball at Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville.
 
And now he has an affiliation with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, sponsor of NKY Night.
 
“We’re a good fit,” said Duvall, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012. “I’m proud to be working with St. Elizabeth Healthcare because of the strong impact they have on the community. They bring awareness to health, and health is important for everyone.”

 

Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies is the third annual Northern Kentucky Night, an event conceived of by St. Elizabeth. Duvall bobbleheads will be given out to the first 25,000 fans.
 
NKY residents can get discounted tickets to all games from May 19-21 by going to reds.com/nky.
 
“Northern Kentucky is an important part of the Reds fan base,” said Matt Hollenkamp, St. Elizabeth vice president of marketing and public relations. “We’ve been excited to work with the Reds to have a game that recognizes that and honors Northern Kentuckians in a variety of ways.”
 
Such as:

• John Brannen, Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball coach who led the Norse to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in March, will throw out the first pitch to Athletic Director Ken Bothof.

• The “Healthier Northern Kentucky Award” will be presented before the game to Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann, Deputy Judge Executive Joe Shriver, JSAP Director Jason Merrick, Jailer Terry Carl and Kenton County Commissioners Beth Sewell, Jon Draud and Joe Nienaber for their Jail Substance Abuse Program (JSAP).

• The Reds will recognize veterans who work for St. Elizabeth and honor Hometown Heroes Dr. Kimberly Vormbrock, a primary care physician, and Dave Simpson, a courier in the purchasing department.

• There will be St. Elizabeth
and Northern Kentucky-related booths in the Fan Zone prior to the game.

“There is always great energy at a Northern Kentucky Night game,” Hollenkamp said. “There is a lot of Kentucky pride on display.”
 
 

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