When the Bengals inked their Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a four-year contract this past August, their investment made more than just their team better — it made their community better as well.
This week, Atkins and his wife Kristen partnered up with Chassis For Men to help families, initiatives and those in need for a week-long program called Atkins Week of Giving. Yesterday alone, the couple helped out more than 50 families in Cincinnati by paying medical and tuition bills as well as helping out patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Bengals’ Pro Bowl DT @GenoSacks and his wife Kristen surprised 50-plus Cincinnati families this holiday season by paying house and medical bills, to adoption funds, tuition assistance, a shopping spree and QT with patients at @CincyChildrens. https://t.co/VGcp9U2s93— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2018
In addition, the Atkins’ helped out a family in the process of adopting a child and a missionary named Kimberly Carson, who started an on-campus ministry at California University of Pennsylvania. You can more information on those two causes here and here.
It was amazing to kick off #AtkinsWeekOfGiving by calling some of these deserving people and families directly. Happy holidays to our Day 1 recipients! More to come tomorrow. @ChassisForMen pic.twitter.com/zboXON1RIP— Geno Atkins (@GenoSacks) December 10, 2018
The Atkins’ will continue to reach out to those in need in the Cincinnati area throughout the week and are great examples of giving back during the holidays. Way to go Geno!