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Vinny Rey continues to serve community in Ohio and Kentucky

Vincent Rey was the Bengals' nominee for the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year Ward.

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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:

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.

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:

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.

And, Rey is very involved in the Aruna Project, which he even penned an editorial about in the Enquirer.

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.