Bengals "Huddle For 100" to Clean Up Inwood Park

C.J. Uzomah

In honor of the NFL's 100th season, the Bengals participated in a "Huddle For 100" day of service on Tuesday. 

Bengals players and staff helped clean up Inwood Park by removing fallen trees and picking up litter.

"Huddle For 100 is an opportunity to show our involvement in the community and make people aware of opportunities that are out there for others to volunteer," said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. "It's a great park. The players seem to be enjoying the work they're doing and hopefully it will look a little nicer when we're done."

Bengals players teamed up with the City of Cincinnati to Huddle For 100 and Give One for Cincy. C.J. Uzomah, Kerry Wynn, Randy Bullock, Mason Schreck, Jordan Franks, Hardy Nickerson and Moritz Böhringer worked with Park Board staff to remove invasive plants from Inwood Park to help kick off National Day of Service events in conjunction with Cincinnati Cares.

Inwood Park is undergoing a number of improvements and planned enhancements thanks to the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Parks, Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Inwood Park Advisory Council and community partners.

"Like many of our parks, unfortunately, it needs some attention. There's simply more than we can do by ourselves and we've got to have help from the community," said Cincinnati Parks Business Services Division Manager Rocky Merz. "The Bengals are out here helping us do the job so we can keep these places clean, well maintained and truly an asset for the community to enjoy."

The Bengals are encouraging fans, players, coaches and employees to choose a cause and donate 100 minutes of their time. The NFL's goal is to inspire one million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time.

"We're supposed to use our influence in a positive way. That's something that's been instilled in me since I was a little kid," said tight end C.J. Uzomah. "It's awesome that the Bengals have things like this where we come out and help the community and give back in a positive way. It's a lot of hard work, but we're having fun."

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