Intrasquad scrimmage to benefit Cincinnati Children's

The annual Bengals Intrasquad Scrimmage, set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, will benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

When fans arrive at the stadium for the free scrimmage, volunteers from the Cincinnati Children's Champion program will be present to collect donations. And every donation will generate an extra benefit, as the Bengals will add a sizable donation based upon the total.

Cincinnati Children's Champions consist of current and former patients and their families who share their time and their stories to help advance the mission of Cincinnati Children's. These volunteers will also be present in the seating bowl if fans want to offer donations during the scrimmage.

The Bengals will also feature "Change the Outcome" video packages on the stadium scoreboards, highlighting the remarkable work that Cincinnati Children's offers to children and their families.

"The Bengals are committed to changing the outcome of the football season with a Super Bowl championship, and that work toward that outcome continues with our Intrasquad Scrimmage," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president. "We also strongly support Cincinnati Children's and their tremendous work changing the outcome to help kids get healthy."

All money raised from Saturday's scrimmage will benefit the patients and families cared for by Cincinnati Children's, making sure that expert care is available to all children in our community – regardless of their family's ability to pay.

About Cincinnati Children's
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a non-profit hospital, ranks third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best Children's Hospitals report. It is ranked No. 1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at cincinnatichildrens.org.

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