project leader
Patty L
location
948 Bank Street
(West End)
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Good luck, Lady Reds!

the project

Based in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood, the West End Reds is a non-profit organization that engages urban youth in grade-level, recreational baseball and softball programs. Through exposure to athletic development and team competition, we seek to aid youth in strengthening their academics, self esteem, social skills, and character.

Luckily, this year has provided opportunities to reconnect with former participants and recruit new youth, and the West End Reds have seen an incredible amount of demand for our programming. In total, nearly 150 youth, ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old, are currently registered across our softball and baseball programs, and we have seen some big "wins" from players this season both on and off the fields.

We need your help to celebrate the success of these youth!

With this increased demand, the West End Reds must supplement our existing fundraising strategies in order to cover equipment and fees for the remainder of our season, enter teams in tournament play, and host our year-end recognition banquet to celebrate the perserverance of all of our youth participants. 

the steps

Pre-season: January-March
Season: March-August
Banquet Planning: June-August
Recognition Banquet: August 5th

why we're doing it

As the last remaining youth baseball and softball teams located in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine and West End neighborhoods, the West End Reds represent a critical opportunity for youth from these urban communitities to participate in recreational sports activities.

These programs aren't just about athletics, though, they are one of the few positive spaces available to strengthen the academic success, self esteem, social skills, and character of our youth.

In 2015, neighbors, local businesses, and other organizations came together to rally support for our youth and ensure that all of our teams had the equipment, uniforms, and other supplies to have a successful season. With that successful fundraising, the West End Reds have been able to grow the number of youth engaged in our programs each year.

Cincinnati Enquirer: What happened to the city's little leaguers?
Cincinnati Enquirer: West End Reds host fest to thank community

Last year, the West End Reds faced a new challenge, one faced by many youth athletics programs, as our spring and summer programs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the partnership of the Reds Community Fund and the St. William Athletic Association, our teams came together to provide opportunities for our youth to still play a fall season together.

MLB: Pair of 9U teams combine, form Red Knights

budget

Equipment, supplies, and related fees: $1,000
Tournament fees: $1,000
Year-end recognition event: $3,000
Participant awards and trophies: $1,000




PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $6,000 $6,000
ioby Platform Fee waived $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$91 $92
TOTAL TO RAISE = $6,091 $6,127
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    

 

updates

Good luck, Lady Reds!

Join us in wishing several of The Lady Reds luck today as they try out for the Reds Urban Youth Academy's RBI team!

12U West End Reds + Madisonville Braves Win Together!

Congratulations to the 12U combination baseball team made up of players from our West End Reds and the Madisonville Braves who also won a Recreational World Series Championship (Class B Junior). What a season!

ICYMI 10/11U Wins Again!

Congrats to the 10/11U West End Reds who were recently crowned World Series Champs of the Cincinnati Knothole Baseball North Region (Class C Junior)! 

Congrats to the 10/11U Team!

Congrats to the 10/11U West End Reds who were recently crowned Tournament Champs of the Cincinnati Knothole Baseball for the North Region (Class C Junior). This team has had an incredible winning season and continues to work hard!

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Nick LaBoffe
  • Colleen O.
  • Mike, Katie, and James Moroski
  • Derek B.
  • BRIAN E GERTH
  • Lee
  • Scott & Sarah Priestle
  • Galen G. Gordon
  • Justin & Patty Lee