If you find yourself downtown for the annual opening day parade in Cincinnati (which as a fan of baseball… I’m sure you’re planning on attending) I hope that you also plan on hitting up fountain square for the 17th annual Opening Day at the Square event. (You might remember this from is previous name “Rally on the Square”) – the event is going from 10am to 6pm, and while I know that all I have to tell you is that MadTree is sponsoring the event this year, there is also a large fundraising campaign alongside it that I hope will help solidify the decision for you.

The event is supporting Give Back Cincinnati – which is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit with more than 2,500 active young professional members. They all work to enhance local communities through volunteerism. Annually, the organization coordinates dozens of large-scale activities and social events always working to develop leaders through unique community engagement opportunities.

It’s the perfect match for a brewery like MadTree, and it’s no surprise then that the brewery uses Give Back Cincinnati as one of their core charities that they support through taproom efforts as well.

About Opening Day at the Square

The event on fountain square is held in celebration of the Reds 150th season this year, as well as the 100th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, it’s about all the things that you love. When you couple beer and food together in a fun atmosphere like the party provides, you get quintessential ‘Cincinnati’.

Throughout the day volunteers from Give Back Cincinnati will be selling and pouring beer, raising funds the sales as well as their tips to help directly benefit the organization’s community service programming.

If you’re wanting to hit up both the party on Fountain Square and the MadTree taproom in Oakley, you’ll also be happy to hear that MadTree is providing a shuttle via Cincy Brew Bus every 30 minutes from 10am to 5pm

Beer, Baseball… What Else?

If beer and baseball aren’t enough to convince you – there will be live local music during the day, too. A baseball themed photo station and several vendors will round it all out (Yes… one of those vendors is Skyline Chili, of course.

This is an important event for Give Back Cincinnati, it’s their largest annual fundraiser and I can’t encourage you enough to get out and help them in their mission. If you want to know more about who they are, and what they do – make sure you hit up their website.

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