By Sarah Steffen, Community Relations Coordinator
It would be the least to say that residents of St. Paul’s Home are Cincinnati Reds fans. We are blessed to receive tickets for games every year and you can imagine how many residents sign-up to attend the games! Cincinnati was host to the 86th All-Star game on July 14. With all the excitement in Cincinnati the past year for this game, we had our own atmosphere of anticipation for these past few weeks.
Cincinnati Reds shirts and hats were donated to us for all our avid fans. In order to receive one of these items residents were required to complete some All-Star Game trivia and then they entered into a drawing for the fan gear. Residents were buzzing with excitement around the Home Run Derby. Our hometown favorite Todd Frazier knocked out his competitors to claim the victory and the excitement here could be heard.
With the official game the next day, our residents became night owls to watch their favorites light up the screen both nights. There was some hooting and hollering that came from the announcement of Pete Rose to the hometown field at the beginning of the game. Many of our residents grew up watching him dominate the baseball field.
The week of events showed the spirit of Cincinnati from the Legends and Celebrity Game to the musical concerts thrown. Hometown fans were able to cheer on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton, and local musicians such as Walk the Moon and Nick Lachey. Reds majority owner, Bob Castellini, showed his Cinci pride joining in on many of the festivities throughout the area. Our residents were impressed with the entire spectacle and we are sure proud of our city. Nobody does baseball like Cincinnati!