Ken Anderson's draft invite


Bengals all-time leading passer Ken Anderson is inviting you to his draft bash teeming with former and current Bengals at "Strikes For Autism at Star Lanes" in Newport, Ky., Thursday night.

While the Bengals are mulling the 21st pick, Star Lanes at Newport on the Levee is humming from 7-10 p.m., in Anderson's fundraiser for his goal of building a living community for autistic adults in Cincinnati that he hopes becomes a national model.

Tickets are still on sale for $50 and $100 at to mingle with current players like quarterback Andy Dalton and former players like Cris Collinsworth, as well as local celebrities such as 98 Degrees' Drew Lachey in an event blanketed by Skyline Chili.

Joining Dalton from 7-8 are teammates Terence Newman, Brandon Tate, Zac Robinson and Ryan Whalen. Going all night are the live auctions, ranging from four Scouts seats at a Reds game that include getting down on the field for batting practice to an autographed pin from Ernie Els's British Open championship last year.

Anderson is quite interested to see what is in the basket put together by wife Christie called "Ken's Favorite Cincinnati Things."

"It's got to be plenty of restaurants and golf," Anderson said.

Also up for sale is a wine dinner for 20 at Carrabba's.

Plenty of Anderson's teammates and some who weren't are going to be on hand. Along with Collinsworth, expected in the house are Max Montoya, Louis Breeden, Bob Johnson, Jim Breech, Joe Walter, Larry Ely, Marvin Cobb, John Simmons, John Jackson and Joe Walter.

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