For the fifth stop on Carlos Dunlap's Anti-Bullying Literacy Tour, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive end rewarded students from his hometown of North Charleston, South Carolina with a trip to the Bengals vs Jaguars game in Jacksonville.
Dunlap has spent time with elementary school students in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh and will be visiting Baltimore later this year to spread his anti-bullying message.
Instead of joining the students in a classroom in Jacksonville, as has been the case on other stops along the tour, Dunlap video conferenced with the North Charleston students, reading them “Malik The Difference Maker”, talking about the importance of the anti-bullying movement and making a pledge with the students to make changes moving forward.
Once the students arrived in Jacksonville, Dunlap surprised them with field passes to the game. The kids, who named themselves "Dunlap's Anti-Bullying Squad," got to meet Dunlap and head coach Marvin Lewis on the field before kickoff.
Here’s a look at the kids on the bus ride over, singing the Who Dey chant.
Dunlap continues to impress upon the kids to "not only repeat the pledge, but to live the pledge because bullying is not cool."
Dunlap will be making two more Cincinnati stops on the tour before the end of the year and you can vote on the locations he visits on the Connect Cincinnati app! Download it in the App Store or get it on Google Play.