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Reds Announce Plans for 2008 Winter Caravan

CINCINNATI - The 2008 Reds Winter Caravan, in partnership with CincinnatiUSA.com, is scheduled to make 28 stops in 25 cities and towns in four states covering four days and more than 1,500 miles. The caravan kicks off Thursday, January 24 and will include 12 fan stops that will be open to the public and 13 Hot Stove stops at Reds on Radio affiliates. The Caravan will visit two hospitals, King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis. The Reds Community Fund has field renovation dedication ceremonies scheduled for Columbus and Louisville.

The 2008 version will consist of two separate caravans touring simultaneously. The 12 stops open to the public will be free. At each stop (not including the field renovations) the Reds will raffle off two tickets to the 2008 Opening Day game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fans can visit www.reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information, maps and photos from the 2008 Caravan.

The very popular Reds Winter Caravan provides fans with the opportunity to interact with new Reds manager Dusty Baker, executive vice president and general manager Wayne Krivsky, current and former players, broadcasters and other members of the front office staff. At each stop, the group will field questions from fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Sales representatives will be on hand to discuss season tickets and group sales, while the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network also will attend selected stops.

Scheduled to appear in stops on the Northern Leg are Krivsky, second baseman Brandon Phillips, pitcher Todd Coffey, Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Browning, Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman and Reds mascot Gapper.

The Southern Leg group includes Baker, outfielder Ryan Freel, Reds Minor League Player of the Year Jay Bruce, Reds broadcasters Thom Brennaman and Jeff Brantley, senior vice president of business operations Phil Castellini and Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs.

NORTHERN LEG FAN STOPS (free and open to the public)

Date: Location Time

Thursday, January 24 Columbus (OH) Flannagan’s in Dublin 7 to 9 pm

Friday, January 25 Columbus (OH) Columbus Parks and Rec field renovation ceremony at Driving Park 10 to 10:30 am

Lima (OH) Lima Mall 6 to 8 pm

Saturday, January 26 Muncie (IN) Stoops Automotive Showroom 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Indianapolis (IN) Location TBA 6 to 8 pm

Sunday, January 27 Dayton (OH) Fricker’s in West Carrollton Noon to 2 pm

SOUTHERN LEG FAN STOPS (free and open to the public)

Date: Location Time

Thursday, January 24 Marietta (OH) Location TBA 6 to 8 pm

Friday, January 25 Charleston (WV) Charleston Towne Center 3 to 5 pm

Huntington (WV) Huntington Mall 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 26 Lexington (KY) Fayette Mall 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Sunday, January 27 Louisville (KY) Metro Parks field renovation ceremony at Wyandotte Park Noon to 12:30 pm

Louisville (KY) Louisville Slugger Museum 1 to 3 pm

LISTEN TO THE REDS WINTER CARAVAN LIVE ON LOCAL RADIO AT REDS.COM

Date: Leg, Location, Station Time

Thursday, January 24 Northern, Washington Court House (OH), WCHO 1250 AM 11 to 11:45 am

Southern, Portsmouth (OH), WNXT 1260 AM Noon to 1 pm

Northern, Chillicothe (OH), WBEX 1490 AM 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Northern, Logan (OH), WLGN 1510 AM 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Southern, Athens (OH), WATH 970 AM 3 to 4 pm

Northern, Zanesville (OH), WHIZ 1240 AM 5 to 5:45 pm

Southern, Marietta (OH), WMOA 1490 AM 6 to 8 pm

Friday, January 25 Southern, Parkersburg (WV), WHNK 1450 AM 10:30 to 11:15 am

Northern, Findlay (OH), WBVI 96.7 FM 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Southern, Middleport (WV), WMPO 1390 AM 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Southern, Charleston (WV), WCHS 580 AM 3 to 5 pm

Northern, Celina (OH), WKKI 94.3 FM 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Southern, Huntington (WV), WVHU 800 AM/WIRO 1230 AM/WZZW 1600 AM 6:30 to 7 pm

Saturday, January 26 Northern, Muncie (IN), WXFN 1340 AM 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Southern, Grayson (KY), WUGO 102.3 FM 12:15 to 1 pm

Southern, Maysville (KY), WFTM 1240 AM 3 to 4 pm

Southern, Cynthiana (KY), WCYN 1400 AM 5 to 5:45 pm

Sunday, January 27 Northern, Dayton (OH), WONE 980 AM Noon to 2 pm


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