UC Athletics Partners with American Red Cross to Recognize Hometown Heroes

July 21, 2008

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    CINCINNATI - The University Of Cincinnati Department of Athletics has designated the 2008 Bearcats football home opener, Aug. 28 vs. Eastern Kentucky, as Hometown Heroes Night. The evening's theme recognizes the contributions of the men and women of the Tri-State area who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the Cincinnati Community.

    The Cincinnati Hometown Hero essay contest provides a forum for Bearcats fans to recognize someone special that they feel is deserving of the Hometown Hero distinction. The UC Department of Athletics and the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will select one nominee to be the evening's Cincinnati Hometown Hero. The chosen Hero and the nominating individual will each receive two complimentary game tickets, on-field recognition, and a football autographed by head coach Brian Kelly.

    Nominees for the recognition should live, work, or attend school in the Tri-State area. Your Cincinnati Hometown Hero should be someone who exemplifies the principles of selflessness, dedication to others, and community service. They can come from any walk of life, including but not limited to, parents/grandparents, law enforcement, fire, EMT, healthcare, coach, mentor, educator, armed forces, and community service leaders.

    For consideration, nominations must be submitted on-line at www.GoBEARCATS.com by Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. The nominee/nominator from the selected essay will be contacted the week of the game regarding the prize package and gameday recognition. For more information, please contact JeMaul Groce at (513) 556-2881 or Chris Pyles at (513) 556-8226 with UC Marketing and Fan Development.



    The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Cincinnati Area Chapter serves a 25-county area in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. American Red Cross and The United Way of Greater Cincinnati - partners in fundraising.