Sunday, June 6, 2004

Greater Cincinnati benefits

Fox Sports Net Club luncheon

The Fox Sports Net Club of the Great American Ball Park hosted 110 women for its "Baseball 101 Luncheon for Ladies." The event raised more than $10,800 for the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund.

Master of ceremonies was Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman. Also on hand were Reds first baseman Sean Casey and his wife, Mandi; pitcher John Reidling and his wife, Mary; and coach Tom Hume and his wife, Susan.

Players and wives participated in a lively question-and-answer game with savvy guests. Reds official scorer Glenn Sample presented a tutorial on the art of baseball game score keeping.

The next "Baseball 101" luncheon is scheduled for July 19 and will feature Reds manager Dave Miley and his wife, Andrea; pitcher Danny Graves and his wife, Andrea; and catcher Jason LaRue and his wife, Heather.

National Conference for Community and Justice awards

The National Conference for Community and Justice held its 60th anniversary awards dinner at downtown's Hyatt Regency Hotel.

A.G. Lafley, chairman, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble, was event chair and Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis served as honorary chair. About 1,200 guests purchased the $195 tickets to attend.

Four Greater Cincinnatians received Distinguished Service Citations: Diane Dunkelman, founder, president and CEO of the National Speaking of Women's Health Foundation; William T. Robinson III, member-in-charge of Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald PLLC; Yvonne C. Robertson, who has more than 30 years of volunteerism; and James E. Rogers, chairman, president and CEO of Cinergy Corp.

Founded in 1927, the conference is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism.

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