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Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman to speak at fundraiser Feb. 8

Marty Brennaman has been the voice of the Cincinnati Reds for 39 years.

JANUARY 31 , 2012
by Vince Moore, Media Relations

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who has spent 39 years as the “Voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” will speak at the annual fundraiser for the Furman University baseball team on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the TD Convention Center.

Brennaman will be joined by peak performance coach Brian Cain at the dinner, which begins at 7 p.m., and will be preceded by a private reception at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the 15th annual Upstate Diamond Classic are $100 per person, which includes dinner. To attend both the dinner and the reception, tickets are $120.  A table for 10 can be purchased for $800, which includes two tickets to the reception.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Furman Baseball office at (864) 294-2146. All proceeds benefit the Furman baseball team.

Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2000 from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.  Brennaman, Red Barber and Russ Hodges are the only Reds announcers ever to receive the Hall of Fame’s prestigious broadcasting award.

In 2005 Brennaman was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C. In the same year he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago and, in 1999, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was selected by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the Top 50 broadcasters of all time.

The 2012 season will be Brennaman’s 48th as a broadcaster and his 39th in Cincinnati. He joined the Reds radio team in 1974 and for 31 seasons (1974-2004) shared the radio booth with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall. Brennaman has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year 16 times, most recently in 2009.

Cain is a peak performance coach and sport psychology consultant who has worked with and mentored some of the best athletic programs at the college and high school level as well as world champion coaches and athletes. Cain is known for helping his clients unlock their potential to gain a competitive advantage over opponents.

Among his clients are Ultimate Fighting Championship superstars Georges St. Pierre and Rich Franklin, and the Washington Nationals. He has also worked with athletic programs at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Maryland, Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, and many others.

For more information about the dinner, contact the Furman Baseball office at (864) 294-2146 or

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