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St. E’s and Reds to donate over $22k of baseball and softball equipment to 11 NKY schools at Griffin Elite Jan. 16

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Pitch In For Baseball and the Reds Community Fund will distribute $22,500 worth of baseball and softball equipment to 11 Northern Kentucky High School at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Griffin Elite in Erlanger.

Special guest will be Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sal Romano.

Receiving the equipment are Bellevue, Boone County, Campbell County, Dayton, Dixie Heights, Grant County, Covington Holmes, Ludlow, Newport, Scott, and Simon Kenton high schools.

Now in its third year, the partnership between St. Elizabeth, the Reds, and Pitch In For Baseball is designed to help baseball and softball programs in Northern Kentucky prepare for the upcoming season. Athletic directors, head coaches and student-athletes from each school will be on-site to receive the equipment donation.

Special guest at the event will be Reds pitcher Sal Romano.

St. Elizabeth matched the contribution from the Reds Community Fund to help the 11 schools through Pitch In For Baseball. Each school will receive a share of $22,500 worth of equipment.

Pitch In For Baseball is a nonprofit organization and industry leader in purchasing new, collecting and repurposing baseball and softball equipment. The organization has partnered with high schools in a similar fashion in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, the Bronx, and the Twin Cities.

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