What an incredible morning at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields! Since our grand opening in 2012, hundreds have said to me, “Your dad is so proud, and looking down with a big smile”. Now, thanks to the amazing illustrator C.F. Payne, he certainly is! So many to thank starting with of course C.F. Payne, Don Lair of Ohio Sign, Chad Hurst of Signtech, Gary Hart of H & H Structural who all took the imagined idea & concept from a print, to adding an amazing billboard of art to the complex. For generations, we hope children will look up with their parents/grandparents and ask, “Who’s that?” and then, the learning can begin. To include the lessons of dad’s life; work hard, treat people with respect, stay humble, make sacrifices for others, give back, take care of our kids, and inspire others to do the same. Thanks to all of you who joined us this morning for what was, next to opening day on July 28th 2012, the next greatest moment in our brief JNML history.
A very grateful and overwhelmingly humbled,
— Reds Community Fund (@RedsCommunity) October 1, 2016
Talk about “icing on the cake” for an amazing day! Still looking for the words, as the Zboril family presented us with a “mind blowing” $4,900.00 check from yes, a neighborhood fundraiser! I don’t care what’s on the news! This is a shining example of the fact that there are “still” wonderful/giving/kind and generous people in the world and so many of them are right here in our community. Zboril’s…..You are AWESOME!!!….Thank to all!
Also, a BIG THANKS to Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Mike Lorenzen! He made the day even more special, as he signed autographs, and even pitched a game for the GMVY Youth Miracle League!