Bengals linebacker Vinny Rey continues to serve in his community both in Ohio and the Northern Kentucky area.
Yesterday, Rey spoke at a youth camp in Fort Mitchel, Ky at Beechwood High School, along with his trainer and Ignition APG performance director Cliff Marshall:
Live look at @VinnyRey, the @Bengals leading tackler speaking on "humility & obeying authority" to 100 youth campers. pic.twitter.com/x7A5AIDH4i— Clif Marshall (@ClifMarshall) July 17, 2015
@VinnyRey teaching kids proper stance at the Beechwood Football Camp powered by ProXO @ProXO_Series pic.twitter.com/yoi4zji6ca— Ignition APG (@IgnitionAPG) July 17, 2015
That's not all Rey is doing for the community. On August 15, Rey will team up with Master Provisions in an attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records for rubber chicken tossing at the Florence Freedom and UC Health Stadium. The purpose of the event is to raise support for Master Provisions and increase the awareness of hunger in Northern Kentucky.
Warm up for #TossvsHunger just like @FlorenceFreedom Belle @CFAHoustonRoad Cow and @VinnyRey https://t.co/q3nHJabNyS pic.twitter.com/FHCdFJws6v— MASTER Provisions (@MASTERProvision) July 16, 2015
A key player on Bengals special teams and defense, Rey also leads the Bengals in community appearances. Much of his volunteer time has been spent with United Way and Lighthouse Youth Services, an agency dedicated to advancing the dignity and well-being of children and families in need.
Rey also helped out at the Marvin Lewis Community Fund's event at the zoo this year:
@VinnyRey helping out at the @Marvin_Lewis_CF today at the Zoo @WLWT pic.twitter.com/o3C2ig7WiW— Mark Slaughter (@MarkVSlaughter) June 15, 2015
He has visited elementary schools like the Willowville Elementary school in the past few months to give inspirational talks to students, which per comments found on social media, are very appreciated.
Willowville Ele. students enjoyed a visit with @Bengals linebacker @VinnyRey. Thanks for coming out, Vinny. pic.twitter.com/nd4ikk3Wwc— WestClermontSchools (@WestCler) May 24, 2015
Thanks @VinnyRey for making it out today!!! The kids loved it, and so did the teachers!!! pic.twitter.com/fXWMBjGNXs— Kelly bien (@kelbien) May 21, 2015
#Bengals linebacker @VinnyRey visited us at @WestCler Willowville Elementary! What a great after school surprise! pic.twitter.com/t4xzc8SWmS— Child Focus,Inc. (@befosterparents) May 21, 2015
And, Rey is very involved in the Aruna Project, which he even penned an editorial about in the Enquirer.
Bengal @VinnyRey led @ArunaProject 5K Saturday for fight to end sex trafficking: http://t.co/03KMHzrDRu pic.twitter.com/AvC4V5IZPL— WCPO (@WCPO) April 18, 2015
@FreedomCenter staff @CincyArunaRun Chairs @VinnyRey & Noel. TY4 speaking out against #sexslavery #runfortheirfreedom pic.twitter.com/5TNhwjsaHf— Jamie Glavic (@MuseumMinute) April 18, 2015
He also participates in the Marvin Lewis Community Fund’s "Learning is Cool" program, an educational reward program recognizing students for strong academic performance. Beyond that, Rey has stated that after his NFL career is over, he would like to pursue a career in teaching.
While his play with the Bengals on-the-field is always appreciated, his work in the community, going above and beyond, is really something to be proud of.