On Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge, current Rosie Reds president Valerie Guthrie and recent past president, Dale Silver, present the remarkable history of this philanthropic and social organization that is focused on supporting the Cincinnati Reds.
In 1964, a group of local Cincinnati women formed the Rosie Reds in response to the Reds’ then-owner Bill DeWitt’s proposal to move the team to San Diego. The organization campaigned for the team by attending games at home and on the road. Their efforts influenced the decision to keep the team in Cincinnati.
By 1971, membership in Rosie Reds grew to 3,000 and had a waitlist during most of the 1970s. The Rosie Reds continue to support the Reds, the Kid Glove Organization and conduct fundraising activities for endowments to nine local university baseball programs.