What a great night at Paul Brown Stadium!
For the 20th year, Kicks for Kids welcomed local children to the home of the Cincinnati Bengals for a night of chili, pizza, cookies, hot chocolate, and Christmas -- and Santa Claus wasn't the only celebrity on hand!
Bengals Offensive Tackle Andrew Whitworth and the team's all-time leading scorer Jim Breech were also on hand.
Kicks For Kids, founded by former Bengals Kicker (and Scott High School graduate) Doug Pelfrey, is a grassroots non-profit organization focused on leveling the playing field for children at risk. Serving Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and Southeastern Indiana, KFK works with other local kids’ organizations to offer a variety of unique and exciting opportunities to children who are challenged mentally, physically, or by the environment in which they live.
The kids had dinner, dessert, listened to the Christmas story, met with Santa (and other Christmas characters), and then got to tour the stadium, including stops in the Bengals locker room! The real treat came, however, when they made their way to the visitors' locker room. That's where jerseys with the kids' names on them hung (along with other presents in the lockers) so that they could be worn for a special trip to the field.
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