CINCINNATI (10/16/2012) – Cincinnati Bengals player Dennis Roland places his engraved bricks on the outdoor playground walkway.
Bengals players traded in their cleats for working boots to team up with United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund for this year’s Hometown Huddle.
Today’s annual event brought together volunteers and sponsors from across Cincinnati to CityLink Center where volunteers constructed an outdoor playground and indoor rock climbing wall, built a community garden, finished landscaping, and painted outdoor furniture, among other things.
Since 1999, NFL teams have participated in a variety of hands-on community-service projects, known collectively as Hometown Huddle. The NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle is a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness.
CityLink Center is a city-wide initiative started by a group of social service agencies who recognized the need for integrated services.
(United Way of Greater Cincinnati photo)