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Bengals to help build new field for Harrison High School Football

The Bengals continue to help the community embrace the good of football.

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The Cincinnati Bengals and the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program have donated $250,000 to Harrison High School to install a new synthetic turf field the team announced in a press release.

The new game field, along with a practice field that is also being built, will allow for more football games and practices, as well as other sporting events and community usage.

The grant from the Bengals, the NFL Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to the school is part of the second round of $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.

”Harrison High School is honored to be selected as the recipient of this grant,” said Mark Meibers, Harrison High School Athletic Director in a press release. “Our community is experiencing rapid growth, and a turf practice field in addition to the turf game field will provide opportunities for an increasing number of student-athletes at all age levels.”

“It’s always great to be able to give back and make a difference, so we’re honored to have played a role in helping this project come to fruition,” said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. “We look forward to seeing the finished fields and the positive impact they will have on youth for years to come.”

The “Inspired by Excellence” Wildcats stadium renovation project is being spear-headed by the Harrison Athletic Boosters with the goal of providing the Harrison community with a state-of-the-art space to learn, grow, develop and compete. The project is being funded solely by grants and donations. No tax dollars are being utilized.