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Brennaman to shave head on field...if fans donate to Community Fund

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman will shave his head live on the field after the Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, Aug. 3 if fans donate $20,000 or more to the Reds Community Fund.

Earlier this season, Marty went on record to say that if the Reds win 10 straight games this year, he'll shave his head bald. On Sunday, the Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-2 to mark their 10-game winning streak. 

"And this one belongs to the Reds! Cincinnati has won 10 in a row and I'm gonna shave my head absolutely bald," Brennaman said after Sunday's win.

In an effort to raise money for the Reds Community Fund, Marty pledged to help out the charity that is focused on getting more kids to play baseball across Reds Country.

"If the fans can raise $20,000 or more for the Reds Community Fund, I will agree to have it done on the field after the game and before the fireworks," said Brennaman. "I'm taking this opportunity to make good on my promise to shave my head while encouraging fans to make a donation to a charity that is very close to my heart."

 How to donate to the Reds Community Fund:

• On the web: www.reds.com/community (click on "Support the Reds Community Fund")

• By phone: Reds Community Fund office at (513) 765-7234

• At the ballpark: Make a cash donation in the giant Reds Piggy Bank located on the Terrace Level behind home plate

***Individuals or businesses who donate $500 or more will receive two tickets to Friday's game and the opportunity to see Marty's haircut and post-game festivities live from the field. (Limited number of tickets available)

If donations do not reach $20,000, Marty will still shave his head but it will be done in private by his personal barber. 

Friday's game is being billed as a "Marty Party" to celebrate Marty's 70th birthday. (Marty turned 70 on July 28.)

Immediately following the game, Marty will be presented with a cake and the crowd will join together to sing "Happy Birthday" to the Hall of Famer. 

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