David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis hosted his annual Football 101 fundraiser at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday evening.
Over 450 women attending the Marvin Lewis' Football 101 clinic on Thursday evening, marking the ninth time the Marvin Lewis Community Fund has hosted the annual fundraiser. The proceeds go to various initiatives through the Marvin Lewis Community Fund which are primarily geared towards children and education. The women attending the event were able to participate in four different stations that included a classroom session breaking down film to simulating game preparation, teaching plays in the locker room, and offensive and defensive drills on the field.
During the event, Marvin Lewis even offered a question-and-answer session with the attendants, and Lewis himself facilitated a silent auction. Along with the auction, the Football 101 clinic included dinner, drinks, a Chinese raffle and door prizes.
Each year, Marvin and Peggy Lewis recognize a Breast cancer survivor for exemplifying strength and perseverance in overcoming the disease. Middletown, OH resident Amy Woodward received the Pink Football award this year. Woodward was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After fighting through several years of treatments and surgeries, Woodward survived a serious motorcycle accident earlier this year. Marvin Lewis, his coaching staff, and 450 other women celebrated the "Pink Warrior's" determination.
Marvin Lewis' Community Fund continues to do great things for the city of Cincinnati. It's encouraging to see Lewis taking advantage of a bye week every year by raising money and awareness for a great cause.