The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation teamed up to contribute $200,000 to the Deer Park Community City Schools athletic department, topping off a fundraising effort that now has raised $700,000.
Representatives from Deer Park and the Bengals attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.
The grant will help to install artificial stadium turf, new goal posts and asphalt in necessary areas at the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School stadium. This will allow for additional use of the field for more football games, as well as other sporting events, physical education classes and band usage.
The grant is the latest in an ongoing program in which the Bengals and the NFL have coordinated to distribute $1.5 million to local schools for new football fields. Other schools include Clinton-Massie High School, Covington Catholic High School, Lockland High School, Oak Hills High School, Taylor High School, Withrow University High School and Midway Elementary School.
Additionally, over the past three years, the Bengals and the NFL have worked together to distribute grants of more than $286,000 to numerous schools and other institutions, including the American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Salvation Army.
The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation teamed up to contribute $200,000 to the Deer Park Community City Schools athletic department.