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The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians participated in the 4th Annual Cincinnati Reds & Cleveland Indians Charity Golf Classic at Golf Club of Estrella on February 21, 2014 to raise money for the H.O.P.E. Team. Founded in 2009, the H.O.P.E. Team is a non-profit organization which exists to provide outings and support items for the patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Western Regional Medical Center. This year's golf tournament raised over $31,000. Some of this year's Reds participants were Tucker Barnhart, Trevor Bell, Tom Browning, Ken Griffey, Sr., Drew Hayes, Lee Hyde, Paul Lessard, Corky Miller, Curtis Partch, Chad Rogers, Steve Smith, and Robert Stephenson. If you are interested in participating next year's golf tournament, please go to www.hopeteamaz.org for more information
On February 25th, Lee Hyde, Michael Lorenzen, Jon Moscot, Mikey O'Brien and Brent Peterson made a special appearance at Phoenix Children's Hospital. They spent time talking to the patients, signed autographs and gave them some Reds memorabilia.
Lee Hyde and Michael Lorenzen stopped by St. John Vianney Catholic School on March 5th. All the students came out to listen to the players talk about life lessons and their faith. Each student received a book marker, pencils and stickers.
Joel Bender, Amir Garrett, Evan Mitchell & Nick Travieso celebrated Goodyear Little League Opening Day at Goodyear Community Park on March 29th. They talked to the Little Leaguers about their personal experiences growing up playing baseball and signed autographs.
In June & July, Davide Anselmi, Ty Boyles, Shane Crouse, Conor Krauss, Tyler Parmenter and Mike Sullivan visited the Goddard School in Goodyear and Buckeye, AZ to read to students and talked about life lessons. They handed out stickers and bookmarkers to the students.
During the hot summer months in AZ, the Reds minor league players volunteer at West Valley Hospital to serve ice cream to patient's family and hospital staff. Players who participated in 2014 were Davide Anselmi, Junior J Arias, Mark Armstrong, Dalton Carter, Jacob Constante, Zac Correll, Shane Crouse, Jacob Ehret, Jose Fernandez, Ross Ismail, Montrell Marshall, Juan Martinez, Miguel Mendez, Jake Paulson, Mike Sullivan, Mitch Trees and Geraldo Valor.