Paycor announces auction for the privilege of throwing the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game

Paycor, the official payroll service provider for the Cincinnati Reds, is auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Business Day Special on Thursday, July 30, when the Cincinnati Reds take on the San Diego Padres. All of the money raised from the auction will be donated to Oyler School in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill, and a portion of the donation may be tax-deductible. The auction will run Friday, July 10, 11:00 AM –Friday, July 17, 11:00 AM.

In addition to throwing out the first pitch, the highest bidder and three guests will take a behind-the-scenes tour of Great American Ballpark and watch the Reds take on the Padres from exclusive Diamond Club seats with unlimited food and beverage. And what’s a pitcher without a catcher? One of the winner’s lucky guests will get to step up to the plate and catch the pitch!

“Community involvement is a fundamental part of Paycor’s culture,” says CEO Bob Coughlin. “For the past five years, Paycor and its employees have been volunteering and financially supporting Oyler School. This year we want to increase our commitment by auctioning off this coveted first pitch opportunity, and Paycor will match 50% of the highest bid up to $2,500 and donate it to Oyler School.”

Proceeds from this innovative auction will help fund the Oyler School’s mentor and work study programs, as well as student field trips. Oyler, which is part of Cincinnati Public Schools, teaches more than 800 amazing pre-K–12 students—many who need help overcoming difficult life circumstances. As a result of the volunteer/mentor and financial support of several corporations including Paycor, Oyler School’s academic standing has steadily improved.

“Since Paycor and Oyler School have been partners, our students’ testing scores continue to improve,” says Craig Hockenberry, principal of Oyler School. “Paycor has taken our partnership to another level. In fact, every Oyler student who worked with a Paycor mentor this year passed one or both parts of the Ohio Achievement Test. Oyler has a number of generous supporters, but Paycor is the one organization that has been a multifaceted supporter—providing significant funding, a large number of volunteers, involvement in the Adopt-A-Class Program and sponsorship of several critical events and programs annually. Their passion for volunteerism and support is contagious and our staff, students, and community are better because of them!”

A portion of the winning bid may be tax-deductable as it will go to the Adopt-A-Class Foundation, to fund a number of mentorship and education projects for Oyler. Adopt-A-Class Foundation is a 501©3 organization.

For more information about the auction or how you can support Oyler School, visit www.paycorfirstpitch.comor call LaTisha Cronin at (513) 338-5880.

About Oyler School
Oyler School is an inner-city Pre-K-12 Community Learning Center within Cincinnati Public Schools serving students ages 3 through 22. The school is open nearly around the clock to serve the children and families of Lower Price Hill. Oyler is the heart and soul of an entire community and has become a one-stop-shop for urban families. Many of the students who are part of the Oyler community need additional assistance to make learning successful ranging from work-study opportunities, which keep students positively engaged after school, to meeting essential needs such as food and clothing. To learn more about Oyler, visit

About Adopt-A-Class Foundation
Adopt-A-Class Foundation was established by Bill Burwinkel to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and the students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grades. The purpose of the organization is to provide positive role models and develop practical and social skills for the students while building a culture of philanthropy and teamwork for the business. Oyler School was the first school to partner with Adopt-A-Class, and now there are more than 10 schools that benefit from this important foundation. For more information visit

About Paycor
Paycor is America's largest independent payroll service provider. With over 15,000 clients and offices in 13 major U.S. cities, Paycor is a full-service payroll and human resources company dedicated to improving and expanding its scope of products and services to meet the needs of every client.

Paycor offers peace of mind, allowing clients the time to focus on their core business. Paycor services include online reporting, tax filing in every jurisdiction in the U.S., direct deposit, 401(k) retirement services, time and attendance, workers' compensation calculation and filing, and much more.

The company has been recognized as one of Cincinnati's "55 Fastest Growing Companies" every year 2004-2008 and a "Best Places to Work in Cincinnati" finalist by Cincinnati’s Business Courier. For more information please visit or contact