The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation have combined to donated $10,000 to St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Jr./Sr. High School Athletic Department. This donation was made to help continue the school’s football program. The monetary split is not known.
The donation is expected to help the school purchase equipment. This equipment, per a team release, includes helmets, shoulder pads and much more. The reason for the selection of St. Bernard, a public high school in St. Bernard, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, is unknown.
Bengals Executive Vice President and daughter of the team’s owner Katie Blackburn commented on the team’s donation.
“It’s important to support the growth and advancement of football on the youth and high school levels. We are glad to see this grant will be used to help create an enhanced football playing experience and benefit the whole athletic department.”
The Bengals are just one of the two sides involved in this gracious act to promote football in the local Cincinnati community. The other half is the NFL Foundation, a non-profit that assists the clubs in making charitable causes at the highest level.
This isn’t the only community-promoting act of Cincinnati.
In the past few weeks, the team also announced it’s partnering with the City of Cincinnati to kick off ‘Huddle for 100,’ a program dedicated to encourage people in the community to give 100 minutes of their time to volunteer.
A leader in the community, the Bengals continue to make themselves a household name by how they give back.
This should be a major role of any professional organization, and it’s encouraging to see the responsibility that the Cincinnati Bengals are taking to make this community a special place for people of all ages.