(Bellevue,KY)- The Cincinnati Reds, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Cincinnati Zoo and Duke Energy are partnering together to renovate the Bellevue Vets Complex in Northern Kentucky.
Over 200 volunteers will assist on several projects throughout the day which include:
• New synthetic turf infield and renovated outfield that will be home to the Bellevue High School baseball team
• “Palace of the Fans” backstop along with new dugouts, fencing and scoreboard
• Groeschen Family Press Box
• Army Spc. Russell Madden T-Ball field
• New playground, interior and exterior painting and landscaping
A dedication and ribbon-ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Field.
Scheduled to speak at the dedication ceremony are:
• Bob Castellini, Cincinnati Reds CEO
• Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth President & CEO
• Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo Director
• Amy Spiller, Duke Energy State President, Ohio & Kentucky
Several areas of the renovations will be dedicated to a few Bellevue families:
The press box at the new high school field will be named in honor of Tom and Leo Groeschen.
Tom was a longtime Greater Cincinnati sportswriter who passed away in November.
His father Leo was a Red Sox draft pick and prospect before serving in the Korean War. Leo was also a legendary coach at Bellevue Vets.
The renovated T-ball field will be named for Army Spc. Russell Madden, who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
The Bellevue Vets is located at 24 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., 41073.