Photos: Covington Kids Show Up in Limos, Shop with Bengals
About 35 kids from the Paul Brondhaver Foundation for Military Families, Covington Independent Public Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, and North College Hill Schools, took part in a shopping spree with Cincinnati Bengals players and cheerleaders at Dick's Sporting Goods in Newport on Monday afternoon.
The Marvin Lewis Community Fund organized and paid for the charity shopping event which seeks to empower, educate and inspire individuals in the Greater Cincinnati region through ongoing outreach programs.
Each kid was given a $100 gift certificate and designated to a team which was led by a Bengals player and cheerleader.
The players who participated were quarterback Andy Dalton, tight end Jermaine Gresham, defensive end Carlos Dunlap and wide receivers Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green. The players and cheerleaders helped guide the kids around the store and pick out merchandise. The shoe department appeared to be the most popular among the kids. Other items they picked out were coats, socks, skateboards, and much more.
The kids were brought to the store in stretch limousines and Bengals mascot Who Dey made an appearance for photo opportunities for the kids and their families. Cincinnati television newscaster Betsy Ross emceed the event. The kids were given t-shirts and a Chick-fil-A dinner after they shopped.
-Story & photos by Bryan Burke, associate editor