CINCINNATI -- The non-profit Reds Community Fund is largely in the business of creating opportunities for inner-city youth to play baseball and softball that otherwise wouldn't have a chance. Because of the recently opened P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy, business is good -- very good, in fact.
Completed about a year ahead of schedule, MLB's fourth Urban Youth Academy in the nation held a star-studded grand opening at the Roselawn Sports Complex in August. Besides having four outdoor state-of-the-art playing fields, the $7.5 million complex also features a 33,000-square foot indoor facility. The Reds and community have wasted no time breaking it in.