The Bengals will salute youth football and military families during Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium.
The youth football festivities will be viewed by an estimated 3700 players, coaches, cheerleaders and parents whom the club has invited with complimentary tickets.
Teams from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Youth NFL Flag Football Program, presented by the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, will play a game at halftime, and youth team members will stand on the field along with the Ben-Gals cheerleaders during introduction of the Bengals and Colts starting lineups. Special banners on the stadium walls will announce the youth football initiative.
The youth football contingent will include groups from the American Bantam League, Cincinnati Public Schools, Evanston, St. Mary's, St. Theresa, St. William, Three Rivers, West End and Woodlawn.
Also, the Bengals are providing 200 complimentary tickets to the Armed Forces Ticket Association, which has distributed them to military families.