This week, the 88th edition of Major League Baseball’s All Star Game was hosted by the Miami Marlins for the first time. Cincinnati Reds Zach Cozart and Joey Votto represented the Queen City in the All Star Game. The festivities were spread throughout the tropical city with the Fan Fest at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Home Run Derby and Game at the Marlins Stadium about 15 minutes away.
After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration for all weekend events was 37,244 participants representing all 50 states and 20 countries.
The Delta Gamma Lambda Foundation threw an exquisite Kentucky Derby Party fund-raiser on Saturday at Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park. The Foundation is the philanthropic side of the Delta Gamma Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Last year, the Foundation awarded $19,000 in scholarships to local students.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Summerfair collaborated with the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center to exhibit its popular collection of fair posters and “Summerfair Select: An Exhibition of Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) winners 2014-2016.” Both are on view downtown now through April 23.
Recently retired international soccer legend Abby Wambach was in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 25, where she hosted the Push Kick Soccer Expo, a clinic for children aged 6-12 that was held at Gettler Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus as part of The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's A Conversation With Abby Wambach event.