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2005 Nominee

CINCINNATI REDS
SEAN CASEY

AGE: 30
POSITION: First Base
BIRTHPLACE: Willingboro, NJ
RESIDES: Juniper, FL
COLLEGE: University of Richmond
PERSONAL: Wife Mandi, 2 sons
COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Since joining the Reds in 1998, Sean Casey’s worthy deeds have set a high standard. He and his wife Mandi are active in Big Brother/Big Sisters. They have mentored Ben Taylor, a young man from Cincinnati, for seven years. For the past four years, Sean’s “Casey’s Crew” invites 24 underprivileged children to the ballpark for every Saturday home game. As the honorary co-chairman of the “BatsIncredible” public arts project, he helped raise $250,000 for local charities. Sean participates in the Make-A-Wish program held every Friday during batting practice. He posed for the Cincinnati Reds Zoo calendar. He donated $50,000 to Garth Brooks’ “Teammates for Kids” program. Active with Lighthouse Youth Services, Sean serves as their spokesperson, in addition to contributing $50,000 to the organization. Mandi and he are co-chairing the Lighthouse Capital campaign, as well as raising money for their Youth Crisis Center, Lighthouse School and Lighthouse Youth Center. Last year, Sean initiated the Joe Nuxhall Character program. Producing baseball cards that feature his image on the front and a different character trait on the back, Sean will visit several schools to speak about character and its importance.


BASEBALL CAREER:
A 3-time NL All-Star, Sean Casey’s .304 career batting average is the 10th highest in Reds history and ranks 17th among active players. Last year, he received the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds’ MVP and the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award. In 1999, he received the Hutch Award.
The Branch Rickey Award is an event of the Rotary Club of Denver, the
Denver Rotary Club Foundation and WB2 Gives, a fund of the
McCormick Foundation, all supporters of Denver Kids, Inc.

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