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Reds, Indians to donate money from online Split the Pot raffle to Dayton tornado relief

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Fans try to catch a foul ball during a game between the Reds and the Cubs on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Fans try to catch a foul ball during a game between the Reds and the Cubs on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians will raise money to support tornado relief efforts in Dayton with an online Split the Pot raffle on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Tickets go on sale at Reds5050.com at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The sale lasts until the middle of the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game, which starts at 1:10 p.m.

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One fan will win 50 percent of the proceeds. The rest of the money will be donated to the tornado relief efforts.

“The entire Reds organization has felt the impact of the Memorial Day tornados,” said Reds President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini in a statement. “We care deeply about our communities within Reds Country. Our two-day Split the Pot fundraiser will allow fans all throughout the state of Ohio, ages 18-and-older, to help raise dollars for those affected. Special thanks to Fox Sports Ohio for assisting us in this effort.”

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Fans, who must be 18 or older and in the state of Ohio at the time of purchase, can buy three tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10, 60 tickets for $20 or 150 tickets for $40. The winner will be announced after the game Wednesday.