Former Reds pitchers Danny Graves and Sam LeCure will serve as grand marshals for the 99th annual Findlay Market Parade.
The announcement came Friday when former 700 WLW host Jim Scott emceed a press conference with the Findlay Market Parade association.
Organizers also announced that the family of “Superbubz” will act as honorary grand marshals during the parade.
Last year, Walter “Superbubz” Herbert touched the hearts of many in Cincinnati during his battle with cancer, eventually passing away at the age of 6.
His story gained national attention when Joey Votto, the Reds first baseman, gave him a home-run bat and jersey right off his back during a game.
The parade is happening on Monday, April 2nd. For the first time ever, it will not held in conjunction with Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds, which is happening the week before on Thursday, March 29th.
“In 2018, this causes a conflict for Findlay Market because the opening week of the baseball season coincides with the Easter holidays,” states a release from Findlay Market. “And, in order to operate the parade, Findlay Market needs to be closed.”
Officials went on to say that closing the market the Thursday before Easter “will affect thousands of those people who shop for their holiday meals the week leading up to Easter.”
A limited number of 2018 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m.
Tickets are available only at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows, while supplies last.