A day at Great American Ball Park on April 24will benefit students throughout Winton Woods City Schools as families, community members and supporters go the ball game as part of a new program that will support academic achievement throughout the district. Good C.A.T.C.H (Collective Achievement Through Connect Hands) is a joint initiative to raise money for academic programs for Winton Woods students.
Katrina Rugless, Good C.A.T.C.H. chairperson, said the goal of the initiative is to “raise $10,000 for academic enrichment programs that support year-round learning, improve student performance and boost standardized test scores.” Coming together with Winton Woods City Schools in support of the program are the parent/community group Warrior Academic Advisory Council, the City of Forest Park, the Village of Greenhills, Springfield Township, Youth Motivational Learning Center, Envision Children and several businesses.
The Good C.A.T.C.H team and the Cincinnati Reds are hosting Community Day at the Reds vs. Giants game on April 24 at 7:10 p.m. “We have an opportunity to bring our entire community to Great American Ball Park in a show of community pride while doing something good for children,” said Steve Denny, executive director of business affairs and accountability for Winton Woods City Schools.
Good C.A.T.C.H. started ticket sales on March 5 and is offering residents of Forest Park, Greenhills, and Springfield Township, as well as Greater Cincinnati, the opportunity to purchase tickets at 30%-60% below the regular ticket price. Every ticket sold generates a contribution toward Good C.A.T.C.H. to support academic initiatives for Winton Woods students. If Good CA.T.C.H. reaches its goal of selling 750 tickets, the Winton Woods choir will sing the National Anthem and a community member will throw out the first pitch during the pre-game ceremony.
“In these tough economic times, our schools and youth organizations are being asked to do more with less, while the number of students who could benefit from academic enrichment programming has increased,” said Rugless. “That means we as a community have to unite and step up to do our part.”
Good C.A.T.C.H. is offering a view-level ticket for $10.00 or mezzanine ticket for $15.00. There is also an opportunity to become a sponsor for the Good C.A.T.C.H initiative.
Check out our webpage for ticket sales information: http://wintonwoods.org/content_page2.aspx?cid=1200