Cincinnati Reds to honor Entrepreneur Rico Grant

To receive Reds Community Advocate Award

Tickets on sale now for African American Community Night – Friday, July 16

Rico Grant (courtesy

Local entrepreneur Ricardo “Rico” Grant will be presented with a Reds Community Advocate Award on Friday, July 16.

The ceremony will take place before the Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers game (7:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park as part of the Reds’ annual African American Community Night.

The award, presented by TriHeath, is given to celebrate and recognize business representatives, community leaders and civil servants in our community who advocate connection and inclusion.

Rico Grant is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Paloozanoire, creator of Gallery At Gumbo, and Executive Director of SoCap Accelerate based out of Northern Kentucky University. Known as a connector throughout the city, Grant serves on the board of Findlay Market, OTR Chamber and Elementz, as well as advises for several startups and foundations around the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

The Reds recently partnered with Grant on the “In the Street On Juneteenth Block Party at The Banks.”

African American Community Night Ticket Package

Available to fans for only $25, this package includes a ticket to the July 16 game in the Fioptics District and an exclusive Reds Originalitees T-Shirt presented by Gallery at Gumbo. (Ticket includes a concession credit good for one free drink.)

African American Community Night festivities include:

  • Live DJ in the Fioptics District
  • Pregame ceremony honoring Rico Grant as the winner of the African American Community Night Community Advocate Award, presented by TriHealth
  • Postgame fireworks show presented by Buffalo Wings & Rings

To purchase tickets, please visit


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