Megan Reitenour, was invited by Zach Bonkowski, Promotional Events Manager of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball Team to serve as the Honorary Captain for the Monday, April 27 game, Cincinnati Reds vs. Houston Astros at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reitenour 17, is from Miamisburg Ohio and is in her first year with the Drive for Diversity Program. She is racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC for Leicht Motorsports.
Megan and her father, Bill were greeted when they arrived at the park and escorted to the credential office where they received their passes to get onto the field. After a quick briefing of what would take place and some history provided about the ball park, they were escorted to the field to watch the teams warm up.
Megan was then introduced to the Cincinnati Reds head coach, Dusty Baker. She was able to meet and spend time with some of the players. After the opening ceremony and National Anthem, Megan was announced with a review of her accomplishments. Megan then received a welcoming cheer from the crowd. Head coach, Dusty Baker and Megan then headed towards the plate with the score card. They meet with head coach Cooper of the Houston Astros and the officials to receive instruction and rules for the game.
Megan said, "This was an awesome experience for my dad and I. I've always been a huge Cincinnati Reds fan and it was great to attend the game much less, get the opportunity to be on the field. Being able to interact with the players and officials and participating in the game's activities was truly an honor. My family and I had a blast and I would like to thank the Cincinnati Reds and Zach Bonkowski for allowing me to be part of it and the players and officials for being so nice and interested in my career. It's something I will always remember."